It Takes More Than Rankings to Find Good Colleges

Why? Because it all depends on how you define good colleges. And that’s the problem. How do you know what makes a college “good?” Are good colleges the ones where the good students go? After all, the colleges that admit only a small percentage of students with high GPAs and college test scores are the … Read more

What Happens to People Who Go To Colleges No One Has Ever Heard Of?

I think that there are a lot of families out there that would like to drop out of the race to get into the most prestigious college possible. They know that there are good reasons to look elsewhere. With seemingly ever decreasing admission rates among the brand name schools, the numbers are against you. And financially, … Read more

288 D2 Softball Colleges and Conferences

(Skip to the end to see the complete list of NCAA D2 Softball Colleges) Of the three NCAA divisions, D2 is the smallest for softball. The advantage of playing at a D2 college is that they still offer scholarships unlike D3 schools. While the number of scholarships may be fewer than those in D1, D2 … Read more

3 Cheapest Colleges by Graduation Rates

(Skip to the end to see the list of top three college by graduation rates.) When trying to identify the cheapest colleges (or most affordable or hidden bargains or whatever your preferred terminology happens to be) it’s probably a good idea to keep in mind the saying, “you get what you pay for.” Unfortunately, too … Read more

The Truth About Rejection by Elite Colleges

I think that the greatest unacknowledged truth in college admissions is that if you’re good enough to get into an Ivy League school then you are good enough to handle being rejected by them. What am I talking about? Let’s start with the joke that in order to get into the elite universities, high school … Read more

Top 3 Cheapest Colleges by Acceptance Rates

(See list of cheapest colleges by acceptance rates at end of post.) Budget, affordable, bargain, best value are all different ways at getting at what are the cheapest colleges in the United States? There are multiple options you can use as the number to rank colleges to determine which is the most affordable. More on … Read more

3 Reasons Why Your Kid’s Good Grades Won’t Pay for College

Most people know that good grades will get you into college. And maybe if they’re good enough (along with an appropriate essay and the right extracurriculars and recommendations), they might get you into your dream or reach college. But while good grades may get you into your dream college, chances are they won’t pay for … Read more

Cutting College Costs: 273 Community Colleges with Dorms

(I’ve updated the number of community colleges with dorms with data available from IPEDS in March, 2023.) As families recoil in horror contemplating the price tag of four years of college, some start to look more closely at all of the available options, including community colleges with dorms. Since community colleges are offering more traditional … Read more