A Random Image

Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

Big Football Schools

May 6, 2015 / Posted by in Blog

It’s a Saturday morning, but students are not sleeping in. They are awake, getting ready for the highlight of their week. It’s not a Friday night party, but rather a Saturday morning football tailgate—and it is a corner stone of student life at Division I football colleges. Schools in the south such as University of South Carolina, University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Tennessee, University of Texas at Austin, University of Alabama,

read more »

Starting Applications Early

January 29, 2014 / Posted by in Blog

Although many colleges do not begin accepting applications until the winter, it is a good idea for rising seniors to get a head start on the application process. By dedicating time over the summer to the college search and beginning application essays, students can avoid problems that occur when applications are left until the last minute. Even if students have a list of colleges prepared before the school year begins, it is important to also have a list of teachers

read more »

Bates College

January 15, 2014 / Posted by in Blog

Bates college is a small, 4-year, private, liberal arts college located on a 109 acre campus in the small city of Lewiston, Maine. The campus is about 35 miles northeast of Portland. There are approximately 1,700 undergraduate students. The most popular majors are social sciences, biology, history, and psychology. At Bates, students can receive a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. Bates is a part of the NCAA Division III NESCAC conference and its team mascot is the

read more »

Colby College

January 1, 2014 / Posted by in Blog

Colby College is a private liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine and is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the country. The college is small in size, with approximately 1,800 undergraduate students who work to receive a bachelor of arts. Approximately 1/3 of the student population participates in one or more of 32 intercollegiate varsity sports. Colby also offers club sports and an intramural sports program called I-Play. Colby has three libraries and an

read more »

Bowdoin College

December 19, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

Bowdoin College is a four year private college with 1,700 undergraduate students located in Brunswick, Maine. Bowdoin is a part of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (Division III), and sports are a big part of student life, as 50% of students are involved in either club or varsity athletics. Although there are no fraternities or sororities at Bowdoin, there are 125 registered student organizations. There are 33 majors to choose from. Regardless of a student’s major, the school

read more »

University of Maryland College Park

November 6, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

The University of Maryland, College Park, is a public research university located on 1,250 acres in Baltimore, Maryland. The university has 27,000 undergraduate students and 11,000 graduate students. Students can choose from 12 colleges and schools, 127 undergraduate majors, and 112 graduate degrees. The University of Maryland is part of NCAA Division I and has 20 teams that participate in the league. The university teams are nicknamed “Terrapins” for their diamondback terrapin named “Testudo.” Although the university is located in

read more »

School of the Month: Tufts University

October 23, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

Tufts University is a private research university with its main campus located in Medford and Somerville. Tufts also has campuses in Boston, Grafton, and Talloires, France. The main campus, located outside of Davis Square—a short T ride away from Boston—is home to about 5,000 undergraduate students who attend the schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. The most popular majors at Tufts are International Relations, Economics, Biology, and Political Science. The popularity of the IR major hints at Tufts’ international

read more »

Positive Psychology

October 9, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

Positive Psychology is a relatively new field that has branched off of traditional psychology. This area of psychology focuses on how to encourage human flourishing and reduce negativity in life. While traditional studies in psychology treatment tend to focus on mental illness, positive psychology instead attempts to promote mental health in everyone—not just those with diagnosed psychological disorders. Positive psychology focuses on many questions, including “What is happiness? What makes people happy? Does increased IQ mean increased happiness? Does money

read more »

School of the Month: Boston University

September 25, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

Boston University is a large private research institution with a main campus located along the Charles River in Boston. BU has about 29,000 students and holds a strong presence in the heart of Boston. Boston University is part of the NCAA Division I Sports with “Rhett the Boston Terrier” as its mascot. Many students claim that one of the best things about Boston University is its large international student population, which brings a great variety of people and interests together.

read more »

Studying in Denmark

September 11, 2013 / Posted by in Blog

Written by Emma Spero In the 2013 spring semester, I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. Reflecting on my experience, it is impossible to summarize the entire six months, but the main lessons I learned are shared below: 1) It takes effort to meet locals. I assumed that living in Denmark would mean constant interaction with Danes. However, my study abroad program had about 1,000 American students, which meant that it often felt easiest

read more »
Page 2 of 7«12345»...Last »