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BeachSide Colleges

Whether you’re in the northwest, midwest, northeast, or Alaska, you’re probably sick of the cold already. If you want to get away from the sleet, snow, and ice, it is actually the perfect time to visit some of those beachside colleges and universities you’ve been thinking about. Here are some states to consider when it …
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Does Location Determine College Choices? If So, How Much?

Choosing a college is no easy decision. There are several factors you need to take into consideration, the most important of which is the curriculum. Making sure that the college you choose offers your preferred major is a top priority. Other factors to consider are the cost of tuition, campus size, extracurricular activities offered, and …
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Planning Your College Search

Juniors: With the new year, if you are planning to go to college, it’s time to get started on your college search! Do you know where to begin? If not – it’s okay! We’ve put together a quick checklist and some tools for you! Ask Yourself Questions Asking yourself some questions to start off your …
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The Benefits of Visiting a College Before Applying

 College visits are an essential part of the selection process. After all, it’s one thing to read about a school on paper, and another thing entirely to actually stand on the campus. These visits give students an in-person look at the school, campus, town, and overall atmosphere. Though college visits have decreased recently, primarily due …
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What You Need to Know About College Acceptance Odds

When researching, you should look into how schools decide who they’ll accept. Knowing your acceptance odds at any particular college will help you determine which schools you should apply to. After all, you don’t want to apply to too many schools that are likely out of your reach. Here is what you need to know …
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What is a Research University?

When searching for a college to attend, you may come across the phrase “research university” as the school’s classification. What does it mean though? And how does it differ from other classifications for colleges and universities? Is it right for your education? What is a Research University? A research university is a school that focuses …
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What is a Liberal Arts College?

Have you ever seen a school called a “Liberal Arts College?” The term “liberal arts” can vary quite a bit depending on who you ask. Some even think it’s not worth getting a degree in liberal arts! However, that’s very far from the truth. There are plenty of lucrative careers that can be achieved with …
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What is a Technical School?

Not sure that traditional college is for you after your high school graduation? You don’t necessarily have to enter the workforce right away. You could benefit from attending a technical school and it could help you onto a great career path. Here’s a rundown of what a technical school is, what you can expect from …
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What is a Trade School?

As you get closer to graduating high school, you are usually presented with a decision: go to college or enter the workforce. However, there is a third option: attend a trade school. But what is a trade school? Let’s break it down. What is a Trade School? A trade school is a school that teaches …