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Do I Have to be Religious to Attend a Religious College?

The short answer, of course, is no. The primary difference between a religiously-affiliated college and a public university is that, because the religious college is private, the separation of church and state does not apply. It might be that a religious school requires so many credits of “religious” courses (depending on the school, classes such …
Should you pay attention to professor ratings?
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Should I Pay Attention to Professor-Rating Websites?

There’s no doubt that the internet has been a boon to students around the world. With research materials posted or scanned online, students researching papers no longer have to spend hours at the library simply searching for relevant information. Sharing assignments online saves paper and printer ink money. There are numerous other benefits to the …
What should you do if you can't afford to visit a college?
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What if I Can’t Afford a College Visit?

Visiting a college you’re interested in is an integral part of the college selection process. During a visit, students get an in-depth look at a potential school, get a feel for the campus and atmosphere, and can ask questions to current students and faculty. They can even sit-in on classes! But if you can’t afford …
Academic misconduct covers more than just plagiarism.
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What is Academic Misconduct?

Some people hear the term “academic misconduct” and instantly think of plagiarism. But the truth is, the concept is much wider than just that. We are committing academic misconduct by doing things like cheating on homework, damaging the school’s property, or altering university documents. Plagiarism Plagiarism is taking someone else’s ideas and making them look …
Graduating students in red robes and caps sitting together.
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Why are Graduation Rates so Low Across the Country?

More and more often, we see schools that grant bachelor’s degrees having low 4-year graduation rates. Some programs seem to extend to 5 or even 6 years frequently. However, even across these extra years, the rates can be low. The same applies to schools that grant associate’s degrees; only 28% of students graduated with an …
Sea grant colleges focus on marine science.
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What is a Sea Grant College?

What is it? In 1966 Congress passed an act called the National Sea Grant College Program Act. In partnership with NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the program would promote research, education, training, and projects in relation to conservation of coasts, marine areas, and Great Lakes resources. There are 33 colleges and universities taking part …
So, what's the difference between a college and a university?
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What’s the Difference Between a College and a University?

So, what’s the difference between a college and a university? Short answer: the degrees awarded, but there’s so much more than that. In the United States, people sometimes use the terms “college” and “university” interchangeably to describe institutions which provide post-secondary education. While there is no official distinction between the words, there may be situations …