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Big Schools & Small Class Sizes 2016

When students are choosing which college to attend each year, there are two statistics that generally end up playing a pretty big role: How big is the school and how big are the classes? Most students have some idea of the size of campus they’re looking for–either the large, university experience at a big state …
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Living Learning Communities (LLCs): What are they?

You’ve chosen the college, now it’s time to choose where to live. In my experience, choosing the right dorm or being paired with a good roommate can have just as great of an impact on your mood/happiness/level of satisfaction (if not greater) than the actual school you attend. When I was a freshman in college, …
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Pros and Cons of Choosing a College Close to Home

Choosing a college close to home probably sounds like a dream to your parents. They probably love the idea of having you close and maybe you do too, but going to school in the ballpark of your hometown isn’t the right fit for everyone. So, for those of you trying to decide if staying close …
Congratulations! You got in! Now what?
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You Got In! Now What?

Congrats! The envelope you’ve been waiting for came in the mail, and the letter said exactly what you’d hoped. You got in! You might have spent months or weeks crafting the perfect personal statement to set you apart from other applicants. You waited, hoped, and dreamed that this day would come, and it finally has! Everyone has been …
Smart Choice 2016
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Smart Choices 2016: The 43 Colleges Where Students Are Most Likely to Get Accepted, Stay Enrolled, and Graduate in 4 Years

Each year, colleges and universities from around the country are recognized as being “the best”. Based on statistics like retention rates, graduation rates, selectivity, and other metrics, those colleges which are deemed top in the nation represent the dream of many students. But it’s no secret that these schools are also an elite club. At …
The University of Maryland is putting health and wellness first.
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11 Colleges Putting Health & Wellness First

The dreaded freshman 15 has been around since before college was even a thought in most of our minds. There have been countless articles written about everything from how to avoid it, to how to get rid of it. But there are some schools are doing more than just offering more fruits and veggies in …
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30 “Must Haves” for Surviving College

Getting set to pack up and head to college is super exciting. If you’re gearing up to do this, we’ve put together a list of miscellaneous things that’ll make your first year of college much easier: college must haves. Consider getting these items to survive your first years at college! At no extra cost to …

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