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Top 15 US Colleges and Universities

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Rural or small town college campuses can be peaceful, but there’s something alluring about a big city. Students are drawn to urban campuses for their abundance of cultural and professional opportunities, all-encompassing amenities, and the promise of fun. Here are 15 best urban colleges in big cities which we think live up to these expectations. …

2 Key Statistics For College Cost Comparison: Graduation Rate and Retention Rate Explained

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When we’re researching, visiting, or comparing colleges, we often want to know what percentage of students get in, but few of us ask these two very important questions: “How many stay?” and “How many get out with a degree?” College graduation rates and college retention rates are often critical to deciding if a college is a good …

September Madness: How the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Predicts College Enrollment Trends

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Colleges spend millions of dollars each year to market themselves and recruit students, with an average four-year private institution spending around $2,500 for each first-year student enrolled. Schools also spend millions more on their athletics to boost alumni giving and enhance the general appeal to campus culture. What kind of return, in terms of college …

Myth: In-State Colleges Are More Affordable

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Many college students–convinced that state colleges are cheaper–make the mistake of limiting their college search to in-state public colleges. For some students, an in-state public university may be the best choice. But, others risk attending a college that’s not a great fit by limiting their options without knowing the real cost of all their options. Are …

12 Great Reasons You Should Consider Going to College in Oregon

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Oregon is one of those states that, for some reason, seems to be easily overlooked. Maybe it’s because it’s just north of California, or maybe because it’s just south of Washington. Or, maybe it’s this combination that leaves it just out most people’s minds. But, there are a whole lot of reasons to check it out. …

13 Ways to Make the Most of Your College Visit

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Most college counselors will strongly recommend that you visit the colleges you are considering. They are right. The college visit is the only way you will know if the campus feels “right”. The college visit scheduled with the admissions office will look very similar at many colleges. Visitors will get a brief information session about the …

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Final College Visit

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You’ve applied, been admitted and now you have to decide where to spend your college years. If you’re not 100% sure about your college choice, this is a good time to visit or re-visit. Even if you’ve already visited a college before you applied, visiting a college after you’ve been accepted will help you focus …

7 Organizations Working to Promote Women in STEM

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While women make up 47 percent of the US work force, they represent only 26 percent of people who work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math). Further, only 12 percent of female college students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in science, and just 3 percent will continue to work in a STEM field …

16 College Rec Centers So Awesome They Will Make you Want to Work Out

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As colleges become more selective, so do their students. For the last decade, universities have begun to attract students with beautiful—and giant—recreation centers. The result is some of the best outfitted and designed fitness college rec centers in the country. Whether you spend hours a week at the gym or need some motivation to get …
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