Large Private Gifts Enhance Top-Tier Institutions

Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York and founder of the finance and technology company that bears his name, is an alumnus of Johns Hopkins University. Last year, he bestowed a $1.8 billion on his alma mater, the largest gift read more

Williams College Debuts New Science Center

The new South Science Building at Williams College represents the school’s affirmation of their commitment to science. It’s evidence of the institution’s dedication to the form and the spirit of the liberal arts. With this new facility, Williams realizes a read more

Colgate Prepares Students for Post-College Life

Colgate University’s new Benton Hall, the home of its Career Services Center, is located on the main academic quad with its sweeping views of the Chenango Valley in upstate New York. Its features include a soaring 25-foot ceiling, striking granite read more

Amherst College Opens New Science Center

The fields of learning that cultivate general intellectual ability rather than technical or professional skills are known as the liberal arts. “Liberal Arts”, as a term, is often used as a synonym for the humanities because fields such as literature, read more

The Columbia Combined Plan and Elite Liberal Arts Colleges

There are high school students who aspire to attend a top-tier institution but have difficulty in choosing between a small liberal arts college that doesn’t offer a major in engineering and a research university with a sound reputation in engineering. read more

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2019 Admission Rates at Top-Tier Institutions

Colleges and universities have been releasing results for their regular decision admissions round since mid-March, and it’s clearly been another in a series of increasingly competitive years for applicants at most top-tier institutions. Admission rates are at historic lows at … read more

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Integrity in College Admissions Consulting

The banality of the late-breaking college admissions scandal and the assorted bad actors that participated in it is revealed in the court affidavit. One applicant was touted as being 6’2” and a star on his high school basketball team, when … read more

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The USC School of Cinematic Arts

It’s 1929 Los Angeles and you’re on the board of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. You want to create an excellent school to support the region’s vital new industry. The host university school will be among the … read more

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Elite Colleges Raise Women’s Lifetime Earnings

There are many good reasons for a young woman to attend college after high school, only one of which is to enable her to earn more money during her career. Those who do have earnings potential uppermost in their minds … read more

The 2018 State of College Admissions Report

Since its founding in 1937, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), a preeminent trade association in the admissions field, has had as its mission the support of students in the transition from high school to college. Given the … read more