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Category: Student Life

How Noisy is Your College Campus?

Ranking College Campus Noise Just how loud is your college campus?  No, we are not talking about your neighbors.  We are asking the question in a broader sense to determine how loud a college campus gets given its geographic location.  Whether you are thinking about attending a state university or private college, understanding the noise…

What is College Readiness?

Will I Be Ready for College? What does it mean to be college ready?   College readiness can be an ambiguous term to many students, parents, and teachers across the country.  Our goal is to demystify the notion of what it means to be ready to attend college and succeed in college by using data.  The…

How Walkable is Your College?

What is a School’s Walk Score? A Walk Score is defined as the proximity of a college or university to resources and amenities.  The closer people are to amenities, the higher level of physical activity according to a study by Justin Moore, PhD as published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. A Walk Score…

The Facts About Depression in College

What You Need to Know About Mental Health Attending college is an exciting adventure rife with opportunities and challenges for everyone.  A mix of emotions can come from gaining greater independence, meeting new people, integrating into a new community, and creating memories that last a lifetime.  For many college students, college creates stress and anxiety…

Trends of Adults in College

What We Know About Adults in College We have gathered some importance information about the growing trend of adults in college that has been summarized below.  Our goal is to help shed light on data and trends that you may find important.  The short, bullet-point nature is designed to give you the essence of changes…

Insider Secrets of College Admissions

College Admission Secrets Revealed Be prepared to take notes and respond accordingly to improve your odds of getting into a great college by knowing the system and understanding the secrets hidden in plain sight.  Our insider secrets list is a bullet-point list designed to help you deftly navigate the college admission process with greater ease…

Colleges with the Best Financial Aid Packages

Top Financial Aid from 4 Year Colleges An abbreviated list of four-year public universities and private colleges is listed below.  The list represents accredited schools offering the most robust financial aid packages to qualifying applicants.  Starting with financial aid as a criteria may prove to be a valuable starting point.   The list below represents…

Top Rated College Alumni Programs

Colleges with the Best Alumni Network Students will invest substantial time researching all aspects of the best colleges and universities before making a final decision about applying.  Factors that you choose to research can include degree programs, graduation rates, geographic location, online degree programs, campus life, or athletic programs.  Other metrics that can be utilized…

What Adult Learners Expect from College

What do Adult Learners Expect from College? As each year passes, we are seeing an increase in the number of adult learners take a first, second, or third pass at college.  These adult learners (defined as over 25 years of age) are focused, talented, and eager learners.  What else do we know about this growing…

Succeeding in Your First Year of College

How First Year College Students Succeed Finding success in your first year of college requires students to adhere to an important axiom: begin with the end in mind.  This tenant happens to be habit number two found in Stephen Covey’s highly acclaimed work The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and vital to your success…