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The Many Benefits of Community Colleges

Each year students graduating high school are forced to face the realities of their next steps. Finding an appropriate college for themselves (and their future career) is one of those steps. Community college is a great alternative to traditional universities for the student who is reluctant to go to college, or who simply doesn’t feel …
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How to Choose Between Public or Private College

Choosing the right college or university can be a difficult decision. Academics, major fields of study, and campus size are just some of the many factors prospective students should consider when looking for a college that is a good fit for their personality as well as their academic and career goals. One of the factors …
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Important Questions to Ask at a College Fair

During your junior year, you should take the opportunity to attend at least one college fair organized by your school or by local academic organizations. At these college fairs, you will get to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities around the country. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know more about a …
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Why Fall Is A Great Time To Visit Colleges

Fall is often hailed as the best time to visit colleges. So what makes fall the optimal season? The overriding reason is that it gives you a chance to visit the campus when school is in session, instead of visiting a ghost town during the break. Visit Colleges While School is in Session Visiting a …
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The History of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)

You’ve probably heard of HBCUs (or Historically Black Colleges and Universities), but a less commonly known federal definition for schools is a HSI or Hispanic Serving Institution. Here’s a history of HSIs and how they exist today. What is a HSI? An HSI, or Hispanic Serving Institution, is a college, university, or a similar system …
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How NOT To Create a College List

There are quite a few ways to create your college list, including asking family members, teachers, and friends for advice, using websites like College Raptor, and visiting college fairs. However, there are also tactics you should be avoiding, including these three. Only Including What Your Family Suggests Your family will have suggestions for schools and …
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Different Ways to Build Your College List

If you are starting to look at colleges, you may not know exactly where to start. Even if you have a dream school in mind, you will have to have other colleges for backups and consideration, especially if your dream school doesn’t work out. Here are three different ways you can start to build your …