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Finding Your Best-Fit College: Spotlight on NYU Liberal Studies

  
  
  
NYU Liberal Studies

NYU's Liberal Studies Program Offers a Small Liberal Arts Atmosphere at a Major University

IvyWise Intern Janeen tells us why New York University was the best fit for her academic goals.

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 8-12

  
  
  
College Admissions News

2014-15 College Rankings, Managing the College Admission Process  

The big news this week was all about numbers and lists with the US News, New York Times, and PayScale college rankings all released within a three-day span. While it’s interesting to see who took the top spot on varying lists, remember to take them with a grain of salt. Focus on fit not a list!  

How to Manage the College Admissions Process

  
  
  
Manage College Application Process

Start Early and Stay Organized to Make the Most of Your College Prep

Whether you’re a senior in the middle of a sea of college essays, or a freshman just starting your high school journey, there’s always some level of preparation you need to be focused on for the college admissions process. There are many different stages to preparing for college, and each can seem a little overwhelming to parents and students if they’re unsure of how to manage the process.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 1-5

  
  
  
College Admissions News

GW Makes Changes to College Application, How Students Choose Colleges  

With the first week of September in the books, students should be back in the back to school groove and ready for a successful admissions season!  

How to Answer Those Unusual College Application Essay Questions

  
  
  
Answer Crazy Essay Questions

Approach Crazy College Essay Prompts with Creativity and an Open Mind 

More and more colleges are getting creative with their applications, including asking some weird, wacky, and unusual essay questions. These out-of-the-ordinary and very open-ended prompts can send some applicants into a panic, unsure about how to approach these crazy admissions essay questions.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 25-29

  
  
  
College Admissions News

College Majors Least Likely to Yield Underemployed Grads, New York Times College Rankings News  

Everyone’s gearing up for the long weekend, but first we have some higher education news to bring to you! As the first month of the open college application season comes to a close, parents and students are in full college planning mode.  

2014-15 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

  
  
  
Quirky College Essay Prompts

These Unusual College Essay Prompts Require Applicants to Dig Deep and Get Creative  

It’s that time of year again! Essays, essays, and more essays! As the college Class of 2019 dives into their college applications, one admissions trend is holding true – college essay prompts are getting quirkier every year.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 18-22

  
  
  
College Admissions News

Record Number of Students Take the ACT, 10 Majors that Lead to Highest-Paying Jobs

September is right around the corner, and there are only 71 days until the Nov. 1 early application deadlines! Seniors should be hard at work on their college applications, and juniors need to start planning some college visits.

Best College Admissions Blogs

  
  
  
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Follow These Blogs to Get the Most Relevant College Admissions Info and Application Tips  

The Internet is a significant tool in the college search process. Students can learn about prospective colleges, what it takes to get in, what they need to do to apply, how to stand out in the application pool, and more. With so much information available with just the click of a button (or a simple Google search), it can sometimes be hard to sift through what’s valuable and what’s not.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 11-15

  
  
  
College Admissions News   Best Colleges for Food

Best Colleges for Food, How to Approach Unusual College Essay Prompts  

With the college admissions season in full-swing, it feels like there’s a new “best college” or “great colleges for XX” list every day. While it’s helpful to consider these things when researching best-fit colleges, it’s also important to stay up-to-date on other relevant admissions news and information.  

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