Category Archives: Campus setting

March Madness For Real—Part I

IESolutions recently visited Duke University, Durham NC:  an elite, private university which is also a leading contender most years in the NCAA “March Madness” men’s basketball tournament.  Bill Morris, in the 2/24/13 New York Times, delved into the culture of basketball at … Continue reading

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IES Visits Hofstra University

Looking for a mid-sized university in a suburban setting with proximity to a major city, Division 1 sports teams AND a strength in preparing students for careers in business and business administration?  Check out Hofstra University in Long Island, New … Continue reading

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IES Visit to Duke University

Students looking for a northeastern-feel university with milder weather, and who have the credentials to be thinking about the Ivies, ought to look towards Duke University in Durham, NC. Just minutes away from a truly southern university, University of North … Continue reading

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Finding the Best Fit College/University is both Intellectual and Emotional

Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, offers great advice on finding the Best Fit College.  To watch the video, click here.

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Ten Reasons To Attend a College (Instead of learning online via a MOOC!)

Being in a live classroom filled with bright learners from a variety of backgrounds is an incomparable setting to learn and grow.  Developing leadership skills in clubs and student organizations gets you ready for a career. Speaking and thinking skills … Continue reading

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The Eating Clubs at Princeton University

Eating Clubs are unique to Princeton University. They are a cross between a dining hall and a social club.  In some ways they are similar to fraternities and sororities.  One difference between eating clubs and fraternities and sororities is that … Continue reading

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Princeton University

Did you know that Princeton University has a generous financial aid budget and meets full demonstrated need of its students?  There is no loan component for students who qualify for aid.  Check out our Facebook Page for more facts like this … Continue reading

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Torn between a rural, suburban or urban campus setting? Consider College of Charleston

Many students from the suburbs and rural areas think they would like to go to a college in a city, but when they actually visit an urban university, cannot imagine themselves living amidst the noise, crowds, security issues, and overall … Continue reading

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