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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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Early numbers are in and the majority of colleges are reporting an increase in applications from last fall.  It comes as no surprise, especially in the wake of a report that was released by the National Association for College...

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Fairfax, VA - Lipman Hearne, one of the nation's leading marketing and communications firms, released a new, independent survey, "High-Achieving Seniors and the College Decision." One of their findings, which they called "A Surprise":...

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There are many upcoming opportunities to interact with college admission professionals in the Seattle area. If you are a high school sophomore or junior, this is a great way to informally learn more about a college, as well as...

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The Daily Beast is at it again, this time with lists of the 50 Most Dangerous and the 50 Safest college...

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U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings was released this month, and as usual, controversy has followed.  While I agree that too many...

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This year the Common Application will not go live until August 1st, which is a month later than last year. There are several changes to the application this year, which include questions about language proficiency and religious...

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According to a survey released by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, private colleges will increase tuition and fees by an average of 4.5% during the 2010-11 year. While college tuition hikes continue...

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I saw an article this week in The Choice, an education blog dedicated to the college admission process in The New York Times. The writer shared some thoughts about her recent visit to Middlebury College with her daughter and posted...

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This past week the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) released a survey of the "Top 10 Strengths and Experiences Colleges Look for in High School Students." The survey reflects the collective opinions of the...

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Why Should You Visit? I don't think there are many of you out there that would buy an expensive pair of jeans or a new car without trying it out. You can read about it, look at pictures, but you really don't know how it fits...

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