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5 Ways to Narrow Down Your College List

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 @ 11:23 AM

Now Is The Time To Start Thinking About Where You Will Apply

It may be the middle of summer, but application season is fast approaching! In just a couple of weeks the Common App will be released, but with the prior announcement of the essay topics, and some schools announcing their supplement questions early, many rising high school seniors have already started on their applications.

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Social Media and The College Search

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 @ 03:08 PM

#CollegeSearch: Finding your Best Fit with Social Media

You’ve gone on the tours, sat through the information sessions, and examined every inch of the websites – is there any resource you haven’t exhausted in researching colleges? There may be, and it’s something you interact with on a daily – if not hourly – basis. Though social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr may seem like distractions in a tight schedule of school work, extracurricular obligations, and college applications, they can be effective resources by which prospective students research possible schools from the comfort of their own computer or smartphone.  

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Unusual Graduation Traditions

By IvyWise on Mon, May 13, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

Unique Ways Colleges Say Goodbye to Students

As the semester comes to a close, college seniors everywhere are saying goodbye to the schools that have been their home for the past four years. While graduates typically commemorate the event with caps, gowns, commencement speeches, and a march set to “Pomp and Circumstance,” some colleges have been known to incorporate some less conventional traditions.

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College Programs for Teaching and Education

By Becca Huntting on Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 03:02 PM

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!  

While we celebrate teachers’ hard work all year long, teacher appreciation week is a special time to recognize educators going above and beyond. Teaching is a difficult, but extremely rewarding profession. Many colleges allow students to major in education and work towards a teacher’s certificate so that they may start a career in teaching right after graduation.  

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Colleges That Celebrate Earth Day

By Becca Huntting on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @ 04:58 PM

These Campuses Hold Special Events to Celebrate Going Green

Earth Day inspires students and schools to take initiative and help the environment. Some schools use Earth Day as a time to spread awareness and aid the effort to go green by hosting week-long events, fairs, and fundraisers.  

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Giving Back in College

By Becca Huntting on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:39 AM

Schools With Service Learning Programs

While community service is required during the admissions process, does not need to stop for students when they attend college. In addition to individual service projects and organized days when student bodies volunteer in their communities, some schools incorporate service learning into the core curriculum. Service learning usually encompasses classroom discussions and lectures that are conducted simultaneously with hands-on projects so that students are able to directly apply new knowledge to helping their communities. Students who are passionate about community service should consider finding a school with a pre-established program that weaves service learning in with other core classes.

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Best College Pranks in History

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

Happy April Fools' Day!

College students have conducted some of the best pranks in history. Rival schools, politicians, school administrations, and fellow students have all fell victim to elaborate and harmless pranks. A lot of technical planning, crafting, and attention to detail was put in to these projects so they would go off without a hitch. 

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College Campuses Where Movies Were Filmed

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 01:01 PM

Lights, Camera, Action!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Schools With Irish Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, and celebrations will take place around the country this weekend to commemorate the holiday. A strong Irish presence exists at many colleges throughout the country, and at those schools St. Patty’s Day is an important time of year to not only have fun, but also celebrate a strong heritage. With traditions like wearing green and marching in parades, some schools find special ways to showcase their Irish pride.  

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College Basketball 2013

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

These schools are ready for March Madness

March Madness is right around the corner, and college basketball fans are preparing for some intense match-ups. College basketball encourages school spirit, competition, and a strong sense of school community. Some schools boast basketball game attendance rates of nearly the entire student population, not to mention additional alumni, faculty, and other super fans. That large fan base can make for an intense arena environment at some schools, and as tournament time approaches, that atmosphere can make match-ups even more intense.  

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