Selected Schools -Colleges of Distinction

Attending a Private School CAN be Affordable


For most high school students, the cost of college can be daunting. Students have to choose between in-state schools, public universities, religious colleges, and private colleges, all while weighing their options against their budget. Most...

Finding the Four Distinctions on Your College Visit

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The Four Distinctions There are so many pieces of information that bombard you when you’re researching a college! From intramurals to quantum physics, it’s hard to prioritize what’s important about a campus. Keeping the Four...

Is College Preparing You for Real Life?


Many of today’s students report that their undergraduate experience had not prepared them adequately for life after college. Rightly expecting to use their degrees to find jobs in their chosen career path, they are too...

Making the Most of College Fairs


The possibilities! The buzz and hum! People going every which way with smiles and expectations! It’s a college fair, and it could prove to be a very valuable step toward realizing your dreams of finding...

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...

So You Got Rejected from Your Dream School


The human brain has a sadistically enormous capacity to hold on to clear, clear memories of life’s most difficult moments. It clings incessantly to tragedies such as the day your first goldfish died, that time...

Social Media and Your College Search

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Almost every college is building virtual communities through social media. As you conduct your search, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with the school, admissions counselors, prospective and current students, even alumni. You can...

The Top 6 College Search Sites


With thousands of colleges out there, it can be overwhelming to pick the right one. How can you narrow down your options and pick the best school for you? There are a number of websites...

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...

Understand Your Needs and Put Them First


Colleges enjoy sharing what makes them stand out. They tell their narratives—the stories at the core of their institutional identities—with enthusiasm through marketing messages, on-campus experiences, and interactions with admissions representatives, current students, and others....

What College is Best for YOU?


When looking for the school that will become your home for the next four years, and your alma mater afterward, you want to concentrate on what matters most to you. This can be really difficult...

What is Unique about a Christian College?


As a recent high school grad or soon-to-be graduate, choosing a university can be a daunting task. There are public, private, large and small universities … but how do you know which choice is right...