Graduation rates

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 exists today. […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Michigan […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Another brouhaha has been stirring about the most recent college rankings from Forbes. Frankly, I hadn’t even noticed these rankings until I read about Northeastern University’s (#534) objections. Northeastern is taking issue with the inclusion of points for the graduation rate (their’s is 69.9%). According to the Forbes analysis, the 4-year graduation rate counts for […]

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Graduation rate: 91.8% Last year, the University of Chicago received far more applications beyond its admitted class size of 1,400. Even if it is somewhat of a reach to be admitted, potential applicants should still consider UChicago if it is a good match. The best way to get a feel for whether it’s a fit […]

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If you’ve listened to one of our prior Education Doctor radio shows or been a client family of my firm, then you’ve heard me preach about the college graduation rate.  I’m passionate about our country’s need to improve the college graduate rate. College graduation overall in our country today is about 55%. Shocking, isn’t it […]

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