Dr. Astin finds: "the pecking order of American higher education institutions that drives the annual 'admissions madness
Mr. Stewart further concludes that two recent efforts by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education (no relation
Aggressive college lists are focused on the challenge and reach and they often are used by students applying to more than
Time to commence a predictable cycle of these party school rankings.
Here's the truth of the application review process...
Danville's recent ranking in Southern Living magazine as No. 6 on a list of "21 Best Southern College Towns" may have caught some by surprise. For me, it's a well-deserved honor that's been a long time coming.
Based on cost of attendance, graduation rates and how well grads do in the workplace.
To me, school is a place for learning, exploring, applying, and above all, growing. My advice to you is to never forget that. Education is a journey. Do not belittle it and add unnecessary stress by throwing yourself into books for a mere letter. It is worth a lot more.
Students who are serious about applying to ultra-selective schools need to affirmatively articulate - first to themselves, then to the colleges - reasons why schools should want to welcome them. Even so, no one gets in to ultra-selective without a little luck. "Reach" schools are reaches for everyone.
Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.
To measure the true value of what colleges provide to students requires looking at multiple dimensions of the undergraduate
Learn which schools topped the rankings in law, business, nursing and more.
I talked to a lot of people about transferring, and they all gave different advice. If I could give a potential transfer student one piece of advice, it would be to really listen to yourself. Are you happy? Is this what you want? Do you think this change will lead to your fulfillment?
When the U.S. Department of Education released its first College Scorecard in September, the media narrative was that college rankings would become more reliable, because they could take advantage of large amounts of federally verified data.
A ranking of schools by how many disciplinary actions they hand out per capita.