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The Top 5 Medical Schools for Your Major

The Association of American Medical Colleges projected that U.S. medical schools enrollment will increase by 30 percent from 2002 to 2017. More students are dedicating their studies to saving other people’s lives every year but not all of them are planning on being the typical family doctor. There are over 120 specialties and subspecialties within […]

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What’s a “Safe” Major?

What’s a “safe” major? These days, it is becoming more difficult to find a job after graduating from college. So much competition, such few spots! With unemployment rates remaining high, students are preparing earlier than ever to avoid this plight. The days of any guaranteed employment are over. More students are now choosing majors that […]

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What’s a Good SAT Score?

The straight answer is: it depends. It depends on where you want to go (or who you want to impress). According to the College Board’s table of 2013 SAT percentiles, the median SAT score for college-bound seniors was around 1500 combined. So maybe a ‘good SAT score’ is anything over that mark: you’ll be better […]

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Lower Acceptance Rates: What Do They Mean?

It seems that every year now acceptance rates at the top colleges drop even lower. In 2014, Stanford University accepted just 5% of applicants, a record low. An article in the The New York Times noted that chances at other elite schools aren’t much better: Harvard and Yale are around 6%, Columbia and Princeton about […]

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Rankings and SAT Scores in Fairfax, Montgomery, Arlington and Washington DC

A recent article posted by College Board and Washington Post, clearly outlined research on the average combined SAT scores of students in Fairfax, Montgomery, Arlington, and Washington DC . Here are detailed scores for the SAT in the DC region and rankings of the best: (1) Fairfax County – Average SAT score: 1659 (2) Montgomery […]

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The Ten Best Values in Private Universities, Public Universities, and Liberal Arts Colleges

Kiplingers magazine has released its annual list of the best values in American universities. The criteria used by Kiplingers include cost and financial aid (31.25%), competitiveness including admissions rates (25%), academic support including freshman retention rates (12.5%), graduation rates over four years (18.75%), and student indebtedness (12.5%). Institutions which excelled using these criteria follow. Top […]

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Are Liberal Arts Grads happier than Private and Public University graduates?

A survey conducted by the Annapolis Group of alumni from 130 liberal arts schools, the top 50 public universities and private universities reveals disparities in their assessments of the quality of their undergraduate educational experiences. According to the study, 77 percent of alumni from liberal arts colleges rated their undergraduate experiences excellent, compared to 59 […]

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The Best Small Liberal Arts Colleges

The Five Elite Small Liberal Arts Colleges; also, info on Liberal Arts Colleges’ Financial Aid Packages As college sticker prices seemingly climb into the stratosphere, there are elite small liberal arts colleges which offer a better deal more than They place students in the best jobs and graduate programs while offering generous financial aid packages. […]

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Top 10 Most Environmentally Friendly Colleges

The following is an article on the Ten Most Environmentally Conscious Universities… Here’s the college ranking: 1. University of Washington, Seattle The hydro-powered campus runs three farms, an extensive recycling program, and the conservation-research hotbed Pack Forest. 2. Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT The school’s agricultural projects are an experiment in fossil-free farming. Instead of […]

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25 Colleges With the Highest Freshmen Retention Rates

College freshman retention can arguably be treated as an indicator of how happy freshman are. It is a factor that should be assigned importance when considering colleges. According to the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, an education think tank, the colleges with the best freshmen retention rates are as follows. Top Colleges for Freshmen […]

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