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How to Find Your Best-Fit Colleges

Last Updated by Barbara Leventhal on July 2, 2021

You open your laptop to create your college list, then your head begins to spin. Seems everybody’s got opinions about where you should go to college. Your mom was a Florida Gator and likes the idea of you staying in state. Uncle Joe is a proud Ohio State Buckeye and tells you there’s nothing like being in the stadium for a Big Ten showdown. Your guidance counselor is extolling the benefits of attending Oberlin, a small liberal arts college. Google searches are little help. The options are dizzying and you’re not sure where to begin.

Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, College Choice, Going to College

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Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, College Choice, Going to College

Gyroscopes, Eggs, and College Students’ Mental Health

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on April 4, 2019

Many students enter college with the mental and emotional stability of a spinning gyroscope – at least in the short-term. They’re able to maintain good balance even when nudged pretty sharply. Others arrive on campus with the tenuous stability of an egg balanced on end, ready to fall over with potentially messy consequences. Regardless, all undergraduates – all of them – are subject to enormous academic and other pressures that can disrupt equilibrium and exacerbate any latent instabilities. Few are fully prepared to cope with those pressures.

Topics: College Admission, College Choice, Mental Health

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Topics: College Admission, College Choice, Mental Health

Guidance On Picking The Best Colleges

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on July 7, 2018

Typing “where should I go to college?” into Google’s search engine yields over one billion hits — and while we’d encourage students to do that and then explore some of the “first page” results, mainly for learning purposes, it’s a far too cumbersome way to find a meaningful answer to the question. Fortunately, we’re here to get you started the right way. We’ll share with you our more than 30 years of experience in helping students find their best-fit colleges by discussing four important parameters you should consider in order to narrow your choices:

Topics: College Admission, College Planning, College Choice

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Topics: College Admission, College Planning, College Choice