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What Is A “Carnegie Classification?”

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‘Carnegie Classification’ is the shortened version of ‘Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’. This Classification is mainly used for educational and research purposes in order to identify groups of comparable institutions. History of the Carnegie Classification The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education was created in 1970 and first published in 1974. Its …

What Is An Alternative (Or Non-Traditional) High School?

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Alternative, or non-traditional, high schools are special schools that provide a learning experience completely different from that provided by traditional means. This is a rather broad explanation, however. Within this definition, there can be significant variations from one school to another. There is no one thing that differentiates alternative schools from traditional schools. Some may …

What Are “Hidden Ivies?”

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You’ve heard of the Ivy League Schools (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc), but have you ever heard of the “Hidden Ivies?” Here’s a rundown of what that phrase means, how it pertains to your college applications, and how they compare to Ivy League Schools. What Are The “Hidden Ivies?” The Hidden Ivies are schools that are …

What is an HSI?

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You may have seen the term “HSI” pop up during your college searches. HSI stands for Hispanic-Serving Institution. Like an HBCU (Historically Black College/University), HSIs are dedicated to the higher education of Hispanic and Latino students within the United States of America. The goal of these institutions is to increase the aid, support, and access …