Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 under Choosing a College, College Rankings
College language programs are becoming more extensive all over the US. While most liberal arts schools will offer at least a few popular languages, some colleges invest heavily in expanding their language program, reasoning that language skills will prove invaluable to their graduates.
ULS has compiled 10 of the best college language programs out there. Take a look and see if you agree.
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Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
I am amazed at the variety of experiences I’ve had touring colleges. The first thing I learned was that visiting a college in person is a totally different ball game than browsing a college’s website.
For example, I thought UC Santa Cruz was right on the ocean! It turns out that Santa Cruz is called the “City Upon the Hill” by its neighbors because it sits, literally, atop a hill overlooking the gorgeous bay and is surrounded on all sides by national parks.
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Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 under Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College, Student Life
When you leave for college you are filled with hopes, dreams, and expectations.
Sometimes those expectations are met. However, sometimes you feel like your experiences are falling a bit short.
Whether it’s due to a problematic roommate (or two), or the academic environment or even just the size of the school, there comes a point where you may start to wonder whether you are at the right school.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
College application deadlines are looming.
High school students all over the nation are preparing to make a decision that is just as scary as it is exciting. Seniors must choose where they want to spend the next four years of their lives.
So as a high school senior, how did I approach this kind of choice?
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Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2012 under Applying to College, Choosing a College
The college process often brings conflict between parent and student.
The wise parent uses these conflicts as teaching lessons.
The wiser parent learns when to recognize their teen’s desire for independence and let go and when to stand firm.
Here is a list of do’s and don’ts for parents when conflict arises.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Testing
If you want to gain admission to a top university, it helps to check out their average SAT scores.
From small liberal arts colleges like Bowdoin and Kenyon to larger schools like the University of Notre Dame to specialized schools such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, we’ve compiled a list of average SAT scores for their most recently admitted classes – the class of 2016.
Read on to get an idea of the scores it takes to gain admission to these universities.
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Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Testing
A college’s average ACT scores don’t represent all it takes to get accepted.
However, they can give you a good idea of how your scores stack up against those of other applicants.
We’ve put together a list of great colleges from across the country, both small schools and large universities, from the North to the Midwest to the South, and gathered the ACT scores of their recently admitted classes of 2016.
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Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 under Applying to College, Choosing a College
If you can’t actually visit the college you want to go to, try an online campus tour instead. This is a fast, inexpensive way to get to know the school without flying anywhere.
Of course, there are additional ways to find out more about the college you are interested in.
If you are short on cash, or are simply considering too many colleges to make a trip to each one, you can find out the facts without leaving your desk.
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Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2012 under Applying to College, Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College
At first, choosing where to go to college can be a very scary thing to think about. There are so many things to consider!
However, if you simply sit down with a trusted family member or friend, it is a lot easier than it seems.
There are many things to think about when you’re choosing which college to go to, but just take it one step at a time and it will seem so much easier than you expected.
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Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College
The cost of college has gradually increased over the years, and students are taking notice.
In fact, a recent study shows that more people than ever are considering college costs before choosing a school.
While the cost of tuition should not be the only detail you consider, it is wise to pay some attention to it before applying. Consider factors such as your savings, your willingness to take out loans and your ability to hold a job while maintaining your studies.
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Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Student Life
If you are not satisfied with your current school, you have the option to transfer to a different college.
There are many good reasons to do so, but sometimes it makes more sense to try to work things out at your current college.
To avoid attending a different school every year, think carefully before determining whether you should transfer to a new college.
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Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Study Abroad
Eight colleges have recently been rewarded for their impressive focus on international education.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators bestowed honors on five colleges for their overall efforts at promoting international education, and another three colleges for specific programs that also make internationalization a priority.
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Posted on Monday, March 19th, 2012 under Choosing a College, College Rankings
Many students apply only to the schools with the best college rankings, but what happens when the scores those rankings are partly based on are embellished?
Scandals involving colleges that fudged their SAT scores just to rank better should serve as a reminder not to judge schools purely based on college rankings. Instead, other traits should be taken into consideration, too.
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Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Starting College, Student Life
Disabled students about to begin college can expect schools to make several accommodations that enable them to have the same opportunities as their classmates.
If you are disabled in any way, you should learn the changes your college should be willing to make in order to give you the learning environment you need.
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Posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012 under Choosing a College, International Students
If you are an international student in the middle of choosing a college in the US, your search may feel overwhelming at times. This is understandable considering there are more than 2,000 four-year colleges in the US!
Visiting a college is the ideal way to find out if a campus is for you, but it’s not always possible. However, choosing a college is achievable without having to travel all over the country.
» Read More of Free Ways of Choosing a College in the US