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Research Universities: A Dirty Little Secret

-+*I will be starting my next online parent course on how you can cut your college costs on May 19. If you’d like to notified when I have more information available on this popular class, please email me at Most students who hope to earn a bachelor’s degree will enroll at a university. The […]

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Where to Find the Best College Professors

-+*How do you know if the college or university that your child ultimately attends will provide him or her with an excellent education? You won’t. College pricing is inching closer to transparency thanks to net price calculators, but it’s largely impossible to form an educated opinion about the strength of a school’s learning environment beyond […]

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Dad: Should l Force My Son to Attend Cornell?

-+*Some of my most popular blog posts are generated by comments from parents whose children face agonizing college decisions. I got an email today from a dad who is grappling with what to do with his son, who was accepted to Cornell University last year through deferred admission or guaranteed transfer option.  Under this arrangement, […]

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Are Flagships Worth the Price for Outsiders?

-+*I received an email recently from a mom who was upset because her smart daughter didn’t receive any scholarships from the schools on her list. All the school were prestigious public flagships outside her state. These institutions will be among the toughest to receive meaningful scholarships from because they are most demand from their own […]

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What Nonresidents Need to Know About Attending State Universities

-+*If  you have to pay nonresident tuition, are public universities worth the price? I think this is a good time to examine this issue since the Princeton Review just released it’s 2014 best value list of public colleges and universities. The Princeton Review included many state schools on its value list that are extremely expensive […]

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Why Colleges Are Stressed About Filling Their Seats

-+*The prospect of rejection is one of the most stressful aspects of the college admission process. In reality, however, most students don’t have to fear rejection. In its annual survey of college freshmen, UCLA always seems to find that at least 75% of students are accepted into their first-choice school. Today, I wanted to share […]

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