Will you have a better life if you graduate from an elite school? Students and their parents think the answer is yes, and competition for slots at top-ranked (and costly) schools seems higher than ever. Having a big name college on your resume can impress employers, friends and the opposite sex.… Continue reading
Every successful college career begins with a successful application. But no matter how nice your handwriting or how profound your essays, the only benchmark for success in the college application game is whether or not you get in. Coulda talked about your community service instead of your school play?… Continue reading
Everybody in Hollywood understands that reviews are a matter of opinion and that efforts to get people to watch your movie or show will often include activities that have nothing to do with making the show better. As a result, armies of publicists seek to get stars on the covers of magazines and included in various hot lists.… Continue reading
This year, Harvard University regained sole possession of the top spot in U.S.News & World Report‘s Best Colleges 2011 rankings of national universities. Last year, Harvard and Princeton University tied for first, but Princeton fell to second in the 2011 rankings of these large, research-oriented institutions.… Continue reading
When it came time to choose a college, I had researched and researched and visited and visited and thought long and hard about what I wanted—and focused on all the wrong things.
The process of matching yourself to a school is different for everyone, and I’m no expert.… Continue reading
The Yale murder has heightened concerns about campus security. The Daily Beast crunches the numbers and ranks the 25 schools with the biggest crime problems.
The shocking murder of Yale doctoral student Annie Le had virtually every parent of a college student asking themselves the same question this week: Will my child be safe on campus?… Continue reading