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Three Reasons to Check Out Your Nearest Community College

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You may have a list of four year colleges and universities you’re planning on applying to, but that doesn’t mean you should skip checking out your nearest community college. Community colleges are, sadly, often overlooked when they have a lot to offer. Here are three reasons you’ll want to stop by and take a look: …

How Much Do College Ratings Actually Matter?

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Most high school students will take a look at college ratings when working on their shortlist of colleges to apply to. Admittedly, finding your preferred colleges features high on the college ratings list can be quite a relief. It feels like some sort of endorsement – if a college is highly rated it must be …

Creating A Final Choice College Checklist

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Sending out college applications is both expensive and time-consuming. So you want to make sure that you have narrowed down your college list as much as possible. The only schools you apply to should tick all the boxes on your final choice college checklist. But how do you cultivate that checklist? Why It’s Important to …

The 5 Best Humidifier Choices For Your College Dorm

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At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  Dry weather can leave your skin cracked and lips chapped. When you’re uncomfortable in your own room, studying is that much more annoying. If you need a little extra moisture in the air, then these are …

Should I Do Another College Visit for the Same School?

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Visiting a college campus is a critical part of the college selection process. You can’t truly get a feel for a place without visiting there yourself. It’s an ideal way to experience the campus, the dorms, the classrooms, the students, and faculty. A website can only tell you so much. But if you’ve toured the …

5 Message Board Options for Dorm Rooms

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At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  You and your dorm mates probably have very different class schedules. During the day, it can be difficult to get a hold of one another. You can always text, but you also don’t want to text …

How To Narrow Your College Choices Fast

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Creating a shortlist of colleges to apply to and then narrowing down that list takes some time. Ideally, you should start your search for potential colleges while you are in your junior year, if not sooner. May 1st is the deadline for selecting your college, and it’s fast approaching. You might need to narrow your …

5 Benefits Of Going To A College Fair

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If you are in the process of searching for colleges, you should take the time to attend at least one college fair. It’s a great place to learn more about the colleges you’re interested in and talk to people with first-hand experience. By attending, you can better cultivate an ideal college list. Here are 5 …

The Importance Of Visiting A College Before You Apply

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With all of the details readily available online, is it really worth taking the time and trouble to visit colleges in person? No matter how much information a college may offer through their website, there is a lot that remains unsaid. Besides, all that information has been compiled by a staff member and what you …