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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 …
Three high school friends discuss college acceptance odds.
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What You Need to Know About College Acceptance Odds

AccepWhen 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?

A technical school is an educational institution that helps students gain the specific knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a definite career path. This is an alternative option for students who don’t want to attend traditional college after high school graduation. If you’re interested in pursuing a particular career, you could benefit from attending a …
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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 …
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When To Remove A College From Your List

Finding the perfect college is no easy task. You want to make sure that the college you choose will help you meet your academic and career goals. With over 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, this can take some time. The first step is to create a manageable shortlist of the best-fit colleges for …
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Why Going to Safety Schools Isn’t a Bad Thing

When it comes to searching for colleges, schools are typically divided into three categories—safety, match, and reach. Safety colleges are those you’re highly likely to get into—schools with higher acceptance rates and less competition. Many people think that attending a safety college means “you weren’t good enough” to get into a match or reach school. …

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