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Visiting Colleges?

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Looking  Beyond the College Brochures


 If you’re serious about going to college, then you need to look beyond those expensive, glossy, full-color college brochures, or fancy websites, which tout the institution’s image and credentials.

Have you ever noticed that a lot of schools seem to have similar characteristics? … They’re located in sun-drenched communities where clouds are rare… Classes are small and seminar-like and held on lush, green lawns… A beautiful lake is the visual center of most campuses; ducks and geese abound… It is fall year around.

Don’t judge a college by its brochure. You must gather first-hand intelligence about the schools on your list. The summertime is the second best time* for all you high-school juniors who are planning to visit colleges. (more…)