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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 17-21

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 11:29 AM

Highest Paying College Majors, College Ranking Lists Shift Focus to Outcomes

 

As seniors continue to work on their college applications, juniors are in the think of their college prep, too, wading through a wealth of information about where to apply, ROI, and more. This week saw a lot of higher education news focused on information that juniors will use to make college decisions in the coming months.

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Why Your Interests Matter in the College Admissions Process

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Your Passions and Interests Can Lay The Groundwork For a Successful College Experience

When preparing students for the college admissions process, we place a lot of emphasis on identifying and developing students’ interests in addition to good grades and test scores. As we’ve said before, students’ interests are important because it helps colleges make admissions decisions and build well-rounded classes. However, developing students’ interests isn’t just about getting into college – they’re a key factor in helping students succeed during their four-years and after graduation.

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How to Identify and Focus Your Interests

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

Selecting the Right Major is Key to College and Post Graduate Success

According to a  new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies are planning to hire 9.6% more college graduates from the class of 2015 than they did from last year’s graduating class. The most in-demand degrees: e ngineering, business, and computer science. What does this mean for current high school students? Even with rising college costs, there’s  no doubt that a bachelor’s degree is worth it. However, it’s not just about where you go to college, but what you study.
 
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The Benefits of a Liberal Arts Degree

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

Liberal Arts Grads Have Skills Employers Are Seeking

Recently, the focus of the college search for many hasn’t been just finding the best-fit school for a student’s goals and interests – it’s also been about the outcomes that a college education in a specific major or at a particular institution can give students once they graduate. ROI has been a huge factor in college decisions lately, and that has been reflected in things like college rankings. This has left many liberal arts and humanities majors the punch line in a string of higher education jokes – but in the time of STEM and specialized majors, is a liberal arts degree really useless?

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