Selected Schools -Colleges of Distinction

A College Education is a Solid Investment

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Despite the rising cost of higher education and what many reports would have us believe, investing in a college education remains a solid, profitable investment. Students who take out loans to pay for college have...

High-Impact Educational Practices

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Taken from High-Impact Educational Practices: A Brief Overview The following teaching and learning practices have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. These practices take many...

Living-Learning Communities Grounded in Faith


A distinguishing hallmark of Catholic colleges across the nation is that students do not have to choose between changing the world and advancing their career goals. They can do both. With opportunities offered through global...

Myths in the College Search Process

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One of the biggest challenges for counselors is helping students really match their interests to the colleges that suit them best. Students often rule out schools too early in the process, thanks to myths in...

The Write Stuff: Effective Inquiry Letters

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Inquiry letters have a number of advantages. Obviously, you are able to get specific information that will help you make the best decision. You may be able to contact an athletic department or find out...

What is a Living Learning Community?

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Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential programs that allow you to connect with diverse groups of students who share a common focus. Students live together and participate in shared courses, special events and service projects...

What Is College Today?


Higher education in the 21st century is a rapidly changing landscape. New technologies, shifting economic realities, and a boom in the college-aged population have altered a world that was once a bastion of predictable traditions....

Why You Should Take the ACT More than Once

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The Second Time (or even the Third!) is the Charm: Yes, we know that taking the ACT can be a nail-biting, stressful experience. After all, there’s a lot riding on the results. But often, the...