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Don’t apply to the same colleges as everyone else

Apr 30, 2012

The build-up was big, but boy, did he deliver. Robert Franek, Senior Vice President/Publisher at Princeton Review and author of “The Best 376 Colleges” and “The Best Value Colleges,” was recently a guest speaker at Myers Park High School in Charlotte. (Full disclosure: I sit...

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How to make the final college decision

Apr 5, 2011

“You’ve got mail!” In early April, students are hearing from colleges on a moment to moment basis. Since most applicants choose to find out about their admissions’ status (accepted, rejected or wait-listed) online, the anxious anticipation of the “fat envelopes” has dissipated dramatically. So now that...

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What does “Fit” really mean?

Aug 10, 2010

It’s the buzzword you keep hearing. It’s the question you keep asking – “Is this college a good fit?” But what does “fit” really mean? I break the fit concept into three major areas: social, academic and financial. (academic and social fit will be covered next...

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Parents have several roles on campus visits

Mar 2, 2010

It's almost time for spring break season. For many high school juniors that will mean loading up the minivan and heading out to visit college campuses. Many families believe in empowering their high school students during the college admissions process. However, the campus visit planning, often...

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Service academies are selective, tough and free

Jul 28, 2009

The Air Force Academy is ranked highly on some lists of top-performing colleges, including U.S. News & World Report's “America's Best Colleges 2009” rankings. We all recognize that college has gotten expensive, but an undergraduate college experience that costs $403,000 per student? That, according to the...

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Two top schools with free tuition

Jul 21, 2009

Cooper Union and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering are both listed as “Best Buys” in the 2010 Fiske Guide to Colleges. No kidding. Free tuition at two of the most prestigious colleges in the country – one in the heart of Manhattan and the other...

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Two top schools with free tuition

Jul 20, 2009

Cooper Union and Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering are both listed as “Best Buys” in the 2010 Fiske Guide to Colleges. No kidding. Free tuition at two of the most prestigious colleges in the country – one in the heart of Manhattan and the other...

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