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5 Things to Do After Deciding to Earn Your Degree Abroad

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 under Applying to College, Blog, Choosing a College, Study Abroad, Travel

Oxford University building

If you want to go to college but also want to see the world, it’s time to consider getting an undergraduate degree abroad. This is a great way to combine your love of travel with your desire to get a good education.

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Why You Should Schedule Overnight College Visits

Posted on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, High School, Student Housing

pros of overnight college visit

Want to get a closer look at a college before you apply?

Staying at a college overnight is a great opportunity to live in the dorms, eat cafeteria food, and see what students do when they’re just hanging out. Overnight visits let you get closer to a campus and find out for yourself how you would fit in.

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Deciding Where to Go to College: The May 1 Deadline

Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 under Applying to College, Choosing a College

how to choose a college

It’s almost May 1, which means college applicants throughout the US and around the world are trying to decide which school to attend before the deadline. Have you mind up your mind? Consider these five questions first!

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Accepted? How to Choose the Right College

Posted on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 under Choosing a College, Starting College

how to choose a college

If you’re one of the many high school seniors who applied to several colleges and got accepted to most of them, then you have a difficult decision ahead of you: how to choose the college that’s right for you.

But first, congratulations! The daunting application process has paid off, and now you can relax – sort of.

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The Benefits of Community College for International Students

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, International Students, Learning English, Living in the US, Paying for College

benefits of community college

Less expensive tuition, relaxed English proficiency requirements and the ability to easily transfer to another school convince many international students to attend a US community college.

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Beyond the Ivy League for International Students

Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College

Ivy League

Ivy League schools aren’t for everyone. Luckily the United States has hundreds of superb colleges and universities, and with a little research you can find the one that meets your need and budget.

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SAT & ACT Optional Colleges and Universities

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Testing

High school testing

Not a great standardized test taker? That’s okay – more than 850 US colleges have SAT and ACT optional policies, including many well-known schools across the country. But watch out — if you don’t meet certain criteria, you may have to take one of the tests anyway.

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US News and World Report Rankings: Best Liberal Arts Colleges 2016

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings

best liberal arts colleges

If you’re just beginning the college search, you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed by your choices. One place to start is the US News and World Report’s annual college rankings. Check out what liberal arts colleges placed in the top 25 for 2016.

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20 of the Best Colleges with No Application Fees

Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Money

Pile of money

Preparing for and applying to college is no joke — especially when it comes to your top choices. Not only do you want to get into college, but you may also hope to get into a college with a good application.

The application process is also no joke when it comes to your wallet. College application fees can easily cost you nearly $100 a pop, so you’ll need to pick and choose carefully.

Here’s a list of 20 highly ranked colleges that also happen to have free applications.

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10 Colleges That Offer the Most Financial Aid to International Students

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students, Money, Paying for College

According to a US News and World Report, these 10 colleges go above and beyond in offering financial aid to international students.

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Top 10 US States for International Students

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The amount of international students in the US has increased 7.2 percent since last year, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report from the Institute of International Education.

New international student enrollment also had a very large jump from the previous year; 250,920 international students enrolled at a US institution for the first time in fall 2012. This is a 9.8 percent increase from the previous year’s enrollment of 228,467.

However, international students are not equally dispersed across the United States.

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Minimum TOEFL Scores at Top English-Speaking Universities

Posted on Monday, November 18th, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, International Students, Learning English, Testing

TOEFL scores for top unis

The TOEFL is an exam that tests your ability to speak, write, read and listen to English as a college student.

In fact, TOEFL stands for “Test of English as a Foreign Language.”

Many English-speaking colleges require international students to take this exam before the admissions process, so it is a good idea to find out what kind of scores you are expected to get on the TOEFL.

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3 Budgeting Tips for International Grad Students

Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 under Choosing a College, Graduate School, International Students, Money, Paying for College

grad school budget

Going to grad school in the US as an international student can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

But if you’re not prepared for the the financial burden of graduate school, it could keep you from being able to complete your studies. Don’t let this happen to you!

Before you choose a grad school in the US, you should keep the following tips in mind as you prepare your budget.

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Top 10 College Language Programs

Posted on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 under Choosing a College, College Rankings

Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence

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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What to Do If You Don’t Like Your College

Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2013 under Campus Correspondents, Choosing a College, Student Life

what to do if you hate your college

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.

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