College Characteristics

21 Schools to Avoid if You’re Making a List of Affordable Colleges

In case you haven’t heard, some colleges are more likely to provide you institutional scholarships and grants than others. Some…

1 week ago

126 Hardest Colleges to Get Into

(See the list for 2022 at the end of the post.) What are the hardest colleges to get into? Anyone…

2 months ago

5 Crucial Items Missing from Your College Comparison Spreadsheet

A college comparison spreadsheet is really the most effective way to narrow your list of colleges you want to actually…

2 months ago

Cheapest Out-of-State Colleges in 34 States

(The Cheapest Out-of-State Colleges List has been updated for the latest data available in September of 2022.) Back when I was…

3 months ago

7 Key Signs of a Good College

There are over 1,600 four-year colleges in the United States. How do you begin to choose the good colleges you…

5 months ago

7 Ways to Make a Perfect College List by Doing What College Admissions Committees Do

With all the pressure on high school students to create a perfect college list, they really aren't given the opportunity…

6 months ago

The 10 Worst Colleges 2022

Listing the 10 Worst Colleges is a public service I’m providing as an inoculation against the annual fall media college…

6 months ago

Why Your Best College Financial Aid Will Probably Come From a School No One Has Ever Heard Of

Your best college financial aid will likely come from the college you attend. This means students need to rethink their…

7 months ago

6 Tips for Making a Better College List

If you want to make a better college list, don’t limit your potential list of colleges to just schools you…

8 months ago