Graduation rates

Brandeis U for the intellectual and unconventional college-bound teen

By on May 3, 2012 in Campus Visits, College Admissions, Graduation rates | 0 comments

Graduation rate: 89.1% Brandeis University, located just outside of Boston, has about 5,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate. It’s a fairly young university, founded in 1948, by Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Leonard Bernstein, Abraham Maslov, and its namesake Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. The social justice mission that it was founded on still...

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Anonymity not allowed at Austin College

By on Nov 11, 2011 in Campus Visits, College Admissions, College Experience, Graduation rates, Study Abroad | 2 comments

“We admit more students than we deny!” rang like music to the ears of high school seniors visiting Austin College. As one of the 40 colleges featured in Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College likely gets a lot of visitors throughout the year who decide to apply. When students self-select into the Austin College application process, it’s likely...

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What Applicants to Brown University Must Know

What Applicants to Brown University Must Know

By on Oct 30, 2011 in Campus Visits, College Admissions, College Experience, Graduation rates | 0 comments

Brown University Graduation Rate: 94.3% For students applying to Brown University, it’s worth taking note that the current president, Ruth Simmons, is retiring at the end of this academic year, after being in that role for 10 years. It’s worth taking note because the president shapes the campus culture in numerous ways. Although, as a student, I rarely...

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University of Michigan: Big campus, small feel

University of Michigan: Big campus, small feel

By on Oct 18, 2011 in Campus Visits, College Experience, Graduation rates | 0 comments

University of Michigan Graduation Rate: 88.1% Given all the big numbers for University of Michigan, such as 26,000 undergraduates 3,300 courses 19 schools and colleges 4 campuses, reviewing Michigan online may be intimidating. Everything about my campus visit actually felt much more intimate and personalized. The admissions director stated it well in saying that...

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BU knows Community, even on a major urban campus

By on Oct 11, 2011 in Campus Visits, College Experience, Graduation rates | 2 comments

Kudos to Boston University for recognizing that college is about community! I loved this article which highlighted that BU is in its second year of reaching out personally to all of its freshman and transfer students. With new students wrapping up their first month on campus, school staff and administrators, including the provost and dean of students, spent the week...

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Get Free Textbooks for 4 years at University of Dayton

By on Aug 11, 2011 in Academics, Campus Visits, College Experience, Graduation rates | 0 comments

Graduation rate: 74.8% The University of Dayton has made numerous renovations to its campus as it further clarifies its identity as a top Catholic university! A common theme that resonated throughout the information session, tour, and follow-up meeting with a campus administrator was community. Something about the use of this term in a sincere and consistent way let...

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