Category Archive: Bachelor’s degree

Jun 03

When a Friend Chooses a College, Be Happy or Be Quiet

“People would have to be pretty oblivious to social cues to offer their two cents about an important, personal decision after that decision had already been made with great care. And so it is with choosing a college. The luckiest students are surrounded by supportive peers, teachers and family members. The benefit of this good …

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Jan 25

Find Out What College Admissions Officers Wrote About You

“A group of Stanford students have discovered a way to access their own confidential admissions files — including comments by admissions officers, criticisms of their applications, and information about how their status as minorities, athletes, or legacies affected their applications.” Read more by clicking here.

Jan 26

The 100 Best Jobs

U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components – for instance, nearly 40 percent of our picks are health care jobs – but the list also includes strong showings from occupations in …

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May 11

Colleges are giving out more grants and scholarships!

Wall Street Journal reports: Colleges cut prices by providing more financial aid.  Private colleges fear they’re pricing themselves out of the market. Tuition increases are starting to slow down. Read more here.

May 06

College: A Journey or Destination?

Martha O’Connell, executive director of Colleges That Change Lives, says, “Too often the college search includes the flawed approach of using rankings that tout the statistics of the entering class, rather than focusing on what happens during the four years that students are enrolled.” See if you agree. Read more at this site:

Apr 16

2013 College Acceptance Rates Are Here!

Dozens of colleges and universities report on the 2013 college admission decisions! Check them out here at the College Search Expert Blog for the latest up to date information on college admissions! Click here for the 2013 college admission rates. Read more at this link: 

Oct 28

Choice of college major can mean millions over career

The Census Bureau reports: “The field of bachelor’s degree makes a considerable difference in a college graduate’s annual earnings, according to 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. These differences add up over the span of one’s work-life. For example, among people whose highest degree is a bachelor’s, engineering …

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Oct 14

Looking for colleges that are transformational? Check out the CTCL schools with four new members!

Four new colleges have been added to the elite list of 44 schools within Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) . They include: Hillsdale College, St. Mary’s College of CA, University of Puget Sound and Willamette University.  Check out the current list of  CTCL schools at Also, check out the book by the same name, …

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Jul 08

MORE 2012 Admissions Statistics are in…

We’ve shared preliminary statistics for 2012 admissions and here are some more. Click here.

May 13

Is being a business major worth it?

“The biggest complaint: The undergraduate degrees focus too much on the nuts and bolts of finance and accounting and don’t develop enough critical thinking and problem-solving skills through long essays, in-class debates and other hallmarks of liberal-arts courses.” Read on by clicking here.

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