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How to Spend Your Spring Break!

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:03 PM

Spring break is a great time for relaxation as well as college planning

Spring break is quickly approaching, and while lying by the beach, going on a cruise, or taking a week off to catch up on some sleep sounds tempting, this break can also be utilized for some major college preparation. Spring is an important time for high school students and students can take advantage of their vacation to plan ahead.  

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Happy Mardi Gras!

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

Some college cities celebrate Fat Tuesday in a big way

It’s Mardi Gras time! February 12th marks Fat Tuesday, and cities across the nation celebrate with festivals, floats, and food. Students who attend college in towns with Mardi Gras traditions enjoy a special treat each year, and while the carnival may be the same, each party town celebrates in a unique way.

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Beach Campuses Across the Country

By IvyWise on Fri, Feb 01, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Whether seasonal or year-round, colleges by the beach offer a scenic getaway for students

Looking to live in a college town with extra opportunities for tanning? Can’t stand the snow? Want to overlook the coastline from your dorm room? Colleges in beach towns offer students a unique living experience by the sea. Whether for weekend beach parties, or a quiet walk to relax from a long day in class, campuses on or near beaches provide excellent getaways for busy college students.

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Majoring in Social Media

By IvyWise on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 @ 03:35 PM

Liberal Arts College Creates Social Media Major

Newberry College, a small liberal arts college located in South Carolina, recently announced an exciting new major to begin in Fall 2013. Next academic year, Social Media will join their curriculum as a concentration combining courses in Graphic Design, Communications, Marketing, Business, Psychology, and Statistics as well as original courses outlining the role of social media in today’s world. While many schools have begun offering courses in social media over the past few years, and some schools have designed Social Media Certificate programs, Newberry will be the first to university to offer this topic as a major.  

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Tulane

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 @ 01:38 PM

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

This week, our IvyWise intern, Becca, shares what she loved about attending Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

I have always believed that attending college in New Orleans is like studying abroad for four years. The food, music, and Mardi Gras make living in the “Big Easy” an experience unlike any other. “Lessez les bon temps roulez” (let the good times roll) is a city mantra ever apparent throughout NOLA, including on the campus of
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College Campus Life Considerations: Dorm Life

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 01:30 PM

Finding the Best-Fit Housing in Your Best-Fit School

For high school sophomores and juniors, fall marks the first steps in the college search process. Many schools have a mid-October fall break, and students and families often use this time to go on college visits. At IvyWise, our team of expert counselors always stress the importance of the college visit. Not only does it give you the opportunity to show demonstrated interest, a factor that admissions officers take into consideration when reading applications, but it also gives you the chance to get a feel for campus life first-hand.  

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Choosing a College Location

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 @ 01:36 PM

Location, Location, Location!

Recently, Dr. Kat spoke with the Los Angeles Times about the benefits and shortcomings of virtual campus tours.  Virtual tours are a great (and free!) way to gain an overview of a campus’ main attractions, but even with technological advancements, nothing beats the impression you gain from stepping onto a college campus. At IvyWise, we advise that whenever possible, students should visit a college in-person to get a sense of the three Cs – campus, classroom, and community.

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on NYU

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jul 03, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

This week, our Executive Assistant, Amanda, shares what she loved about attending New York University in New York City, New York:

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Skidmore College

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 @ 04:41 PM

Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Skidmore College

This week one of our new interns, Sara, shares why she chose Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Sara will be a freshman at Skidmore this fall:

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How Do I Choose Which Colleges to Apply to?

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

5 Ways to Narrow Down Your College List

With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, many students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. As juniors embark on the college admissions process (and visit schools over Spring Break), now is a great time to make a preliminary college list. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see students make and some tips from Dr. Kat to help you narrow your focus. 

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