College Spotlight

Spotlight on Colleges – Blogs by students, staff, and other contributors

Five Colleges Program

On May 18, 2015, admissions representatives from five of the Top 20 national liberal arts colleges made a special stop in the Twin Cities as part of the traveling Five Colleges Program. The staff of College Expert was present to collect and pass along pearls of information about Bowdoin College, Carleton College, Davidson College, Haverford College, and Vassar College. These highly regarded small...
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Exploring Educational Excellence

Exploring Educational Excellence -- a symposium hosted by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and University of Chicago – recently stopped at the Radisson Blu in downtown Minneapolis. For the admissions representatives, it was a five-day, five-state tour originating in Chicago and ending in Detroit. These particular universities joined forces to reach a broa...
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Coast to Coast College Tour

Admissions representatives from five of the Top 20 national universities in the U.S. – Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University – recently came to Minneapolis as part of the Coast to Coast College Tour. Although geographically diverse, what these institutions have in common is a holistic admissions process in a highly selective enviro...
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College Spotlight on Northeastern University

A former student of mine, now a sophomore at Northeastern University in Boston, wrote a wonderful piece entitled "Why I’m glad I chose Northeastern" for his former high school newspaper. I've posted it in my College Spotlight series College Spotlight on Northeastern University on my website with his permission. For those of you interested in colleges that offer co-op/internship opportunities...
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Sue’s Announcement – College Spotlight

Dear Students, Parents and to everyone interested in the College Journey, I decided to take my website more into the realm of 2011 and feature my first blog, and it was not too long ago when I didn't know what a blog was! Through my years as a College Counselor, I have found so many opportunities to share experience and insight and now finally have a place to put it. I intend this blog to fea...
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