Category Archives: College Profiles

College Profile: Stanford

When former California Governor Leland Stanford purchased 650 acres of Rancho San Francisquito real estate, hardly anyone would have guessed that land would eventually grow to 8,000 acres in size and house one of the most prestigious academic institutions in … Continue reading

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College Visits 101 – Talking to Professors

So, you’ve scoured a college’s website, gone to the info session, and taken the guided campus tour. And yet, you still have unanswered questions. Which departments are the best? Who can answer technical questions about a specific major? How are … Continue reading

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University of Houston – Accelerated MD Program

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has partnered with The University of Texas Medical branch at Galveston and the University of Houston to admit select UH undergraduate students to an accelerated BS/MD program designed to help students … Continue reading

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What Universities Have the Best Teachers?

What makes a university “the best” university in the country? Oftentimes students trying to decide where to go for college go straight to U. S. News and World Report’s list of best universities without questioning the methods USNWR uses to … Continue reading

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College Profile : New York University (NYU)

How would you like to be among the company of Ross Geller, Blair Waldorf, and Theo Huxtable? How about Aziz Ansari, Martin Scorsese, and Angelina Jolie? Impressed yet? All these people went to New York University. In 1830, a gathering … Continue reading

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College Profile : Yale University

Simply put, Yale University is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country, perhaps even in the world. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, Yale was originally established to train clergymen for the colony … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part X: Epilogue

Over the past year I have read and responded to many questions from bright, eager high school students who want to know if they have what it takes to get in to their dream schools. Usually, their inquiries go something … Continue reading

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College Admissions – The University of Texas at Austin

Founded in 1883, the University of Texas is easily one of the most recognizable and well regarded institutions of higher learning in the world. Ranking nationally and internationally in just about every department, admission to the University of Texas – … Continue reading

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College Admissions – University of Southern California

The University of Southern California’s rich history and proximity to one of the most populous and exciting cities in the world has made it not only one of the best universities in the country, but also one of the most … Continue reading

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College Admissions – University of Chicago

The University of Chicago, also referred to as UChicago, was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society and oil magnate John D. Rockefeller.  The University was highly esteemed as a model of higher education; innovative and ground-breaking, UChicago … Continue reading

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