Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
November 7, 2010
Why State Universities Love Rich Teenagers
Nearly one out of every three students who attends a flagship state university is affluent. Thirty percent of students at these top universities have parents with incomes in the top 20% of all American households. This is just one of the findings of a study from the Education Trust, which is a nonprofit that promotes education opportunities for all. The...
December 28, 2009
5 Ways to Cut Tuition Costs At Out-of-State Universities
Want to attend a public university outside your state? Often the out-of-state tuition costs are far greater at state universities, which naturally prefer to keep the costs lowest for their own residents. You can, however, find public universities willing to cut their state tuition for outsiders. Here are five ways to cut the costs of attending a public university outside...
April 5, 2009
The Odds of Getting into Berkeley or UCLA
Some high schools prepare teenagers for college better than others. Duh. But here’s something that many parents in California don’t realize. Sending your child to a top high school could reduce their chances of getting into UCLA or Berkeley. During the past couple of weeks, I’ve run into parents who are mystified and angry that their teenagers didn’t get into...