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5 Tips on Working with Your School Counselor on Your College Search

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According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the national student-to-counselor ratio, is 478 to 1, nearly double the number recommended by the American School Counselor Association. Some states, like Minnesota, have a ratio of nearly 800 students for every school counselor, giving it the second-highest ratio in the nation, behind California.  Of course, …

Finding the Right Size College: Small, Medium or Large Campus?

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Whenever students are asked about their college preferences, one of the things students consider is the size of the school. The majority of college match tools, including College Raptor, ask about preferred college size. There are small, medium, and large size colleges, but how do students know what the right size is for them? Each …

How To: Build Your College List

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Starting to build your college list can be confusing. Some students start by putting down the names of colleges they know. Others ask for suggestions from people they trust. However, without knowing much about the colleges, those might not be the best way to build your college list. College is a huge investment in time …

25 of the Greenest College Campuses in the U.S.

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Thinking about how you can reduce your environmental impact this Earth Day? These colleges and universities will inspire you to be greener. See what academia’s sustainability leaders are doing to increase their environmental-friendliness. First, we have 10 honorable mentions that didn’t quite make our final list of the 15 greenest college campuses but are definitely …

The Most Unique College Major in Each State

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What, would you guess, is the most unique major in your state? Some states’ most unique majors seem to make sense based on industries in the state. For instance, Tennessee has around 12 times as many arts, entertainment, and media management majors than the rest of the country (per college grad/per year), which can be chalked …

Where Should I Start my College Search?

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So you know you want to go to college, but how do you start searching for the right school(s)? The most important part of finding a college where you’ll be happy is recognizing at least some of what you want. As a teenager, it can be difficult to know exactly what you’re looking for in …

College Myth: Colleges Are Only Looking for One Type of Student

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A common misconception is that colleges only accept certain types of students. Similarly, some students convince themselves that individual colleges prefer students with very particular skill sets. In reality, colleges seek to build diverse and interesting classes. Part of higher education is familiarizing yourself with the world at large. This involves getting to know people …
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