Great Tips to Study the Subjects You Absolutely Hate

You really need to study for one of your classes, but you’re in agony and incredibly bored just thinking about it. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Students often want to study the subjects of their choice—their chosen major—but what about all of the additional classes? Those topics can seem unnecessary, but they are still important for …

4 Tips to Minimize the Odds of Dropping Out of College

The statistics on college dropouts are alarming—about 45% of students who enroll in college drop out without graduating. That’s a scary thought, especially when you consider the expenses they would have incurred towards for the terms completed. College tuition is expensive. For most students, the only way to afford a college education is by taking …

How Parents Can Help With The College Search Process (Without Being Overbearing)

Helping your student with the college search process can be quite challenging. You may feel you know which college is best-suited for your child, but they may be thinking completely differently. The challenge lies in knowing how to continue supporting them without getting annoyed or being overbearing. Consider these few tips when helping your child …

How To: Manage Your Workload at College

As you’ll soon find out, the workload at college and university is much heavier than what many people are used to. Each class will have tests, exams, and assignments due, and it’s up to you to stay on top of it all. Managing your time effectively is one of the best skills you can have …

Why Are the Ivy Leagues Called the “Ivy Leagues?”

Harvard, Yale, UPenn, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, and Cornell: These eight schools make up the high academic standard world of the Ivy League. But how did the name come about? Does ivy have anything to do with it? Ivy Vines More than likely. Some of the schools were covered in ivy in the European style. …

Hidden Southeast Gems: 2018

Known for its good food and rich history, the Southeast is also home to several hidden gem schools. We’ve highlighted the top three hidden gem schools per state. For the purposes of this list, we’ve included the following states in the southeast: AR, LA, AL, MS, FL, GA, TN, SC, NC, VA, and KY. To …

Hidden Midwest Gems: 2018

The Midwest is America’s heartland, and often an overlooked region of the country. But these “Flyover” states have a number of hidden gems among them that shouldn’t be counted out. We’ve highlighted the top three hidden gem schools per state. For the purposes of this list, we’ve included the following states in the northwest: IA, IL, …

Hidden Northwest Gems: 2018

The northwestern region of the United States is known for its scenic beauty. There are a number of hidden gem-worthy colleges in the region as well. We’ve highlighted the top three hidden gem schools per state. For the purposes of this list, we’ve included the following states in the northwest: AK, Northern CA, ID, MT, …

Hidden Southwest Gems: 2018

Known for its dynamic landscapes, rich history, and diverse wildlife, the Southwest region should also get credit for its higher education programs. A number of hidden gems reside in these states, and deserve the spotlight. For the purposes of this list, we’ve included the following states in the southwest: AZ, NV, NM, UT, CO, TX, …

Hidden Public Gems: 2018

There is a pervading stereotype that private colleges are the idea places to pursue a higher education—however there are numerous public colleges and universities that rival their private counterparts. This Hidden Gems list highlights the best public colleges that are diamonds in the rough. To qualify as a College Raptor Hidden Gem, a school must …