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  • What Will the 2021 Academic Year Bring for Students?

    What Will the 2021 Academic Year Bring for Students?

    Twelve months ago, as the pandemic took hold around the world, students were graduating from high school into an uncertain situation. For many, the pandemic changed the world from what they had expected and for those preparing to start their university years, rather than leaving home and starting a new life abroad it has meant… Read more

  • Five Steps to Help You Find Your Perfect College Match

    Five Steps to Help You Find Your Perfect College Match

    If you have decided that going to college or university is what you want to do after high school, then this article is for you. Making the choice about which college or university to attend is a difficult one, there are so many options to choose from! This article will show you the five steps… Read more

  • Class of 2025: The Bigger Picture

    Class of 2025: The Bigger Picture

    At the start of January this year I wrote a piece for this blog where I looked at what had happened in the early round of college applications for the class of 2025. Since the start of April colleges have been releasing statistical information for the whole application round, including the numbers of applications they… Read more

  • Waitlisted! So what do you next to win the place?

    Waitlisted! So what do you next to win the place?

    If you have applied to colleges and universities in the United States you should now know which have accepted you and which have not offered you a place. For some, there will be a third category where the college has put the student on a waitlist. If the college is your top choice college, then… Read more

  • Womens’ Colleges in the US: To apply or not to apply?

    Womens’ Colleges in the US: To apply or not to apply?

    You may have occasionally heard the term “Seven Sisters” with regard to Womens’ Colleges in the US. The term refers to seven historically all-women’s colleges namely: Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Radcliffe College, Smith College, Vassar College and Wellesley College. Read more

  • What is a Liberal Arts Education?

    What is a Liberal Arts Education?

    Not so long ago I had a long conversation with a parent who was concerned that their child was interested in applying to some liberal arts colleges. Through the conversation, we discussed just what a liberal arts education is and how appropriate it is for the modern employment market. In this blog, I’m going to… Read more

  • What’s a Research University?

    What’s a Research University?

    In a previous article, I wrote about the many types of colleges and universities to be found across the United States. In this article, I am going to provide a more in depth look at one of those types, the research university. I will explain just what distinguishes a research university from other types and… Read more

  • A Guide to the Colleges and Universities in the US.

    A Guide to the Colleges and Universities in the US.

    Now is the time of year where those students who will be applying for college later in the year really start to think about building their college list. While every college is unique nearly all can be categorised into a type, often offering great advantages to their students. In this article, I will list some… Read more

  • Alternate Colleges and Why You Should Consider Them

    Alternate Colleges and Why You Should Consider Them

    Ever thought of attending a university where you don’t receive letter grades, but instead narrative evaluations from your professors, or one where you get to voice your opinion without thinking twice? Introducing ‘Alternative Colleges’. Unknown to most Indian and other international students, the student body from these colleges welcome students from all ethnicities, races, gender,… Read more

  • World Reputation Rankings 2020

    World Reputation Rankings 2020

    The Times Higher Education have just released their rankings of the worlds universities according to their reputation. The rankings are devised by asking just over 11,000 senior academics from 132 countries to name the universities that they believe are the best for research and teaching in their subject area. The United States is the most… Read more