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National Survey of Student Engagement
August 11, 2011
Measuring the Worth of a College
Some things about college are easy to measure. It’s easy to determine the win-loss record of the football or basketball teams. It’s easy to find out how many kids graduate in four years. (Nationally only about 35% pull this off.) It’s easy to determine if the campus is pretty or if the dorm food sucks. It’s awfully hard, however, to...
September 21, 2009
Acing a College Interview, Part II
Yesterday I promised to share a great resource to help your teenager during a college interview. Before I share it, I want to stress that there aren’t necessarily right or wrong answers in a college interview. My own daughter, who is now a college junior, certainly experienced this during an interview at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. The admission dean...
September 15, 2009
Finding the Best Colleges
What are the best colleges in America? Not so fast with your answer. The best colleges aren’t always the ones that enjoy the biggest, shiniest name brands and monopolize the rankings. So how do you find the colleges and universities that do a fantastic — if unheralded — job of educating students? You’re going to have to dig a little...