Category Archives: College Rankings

The Big Picture on College Admissions

At this point in the fall, many high school seniors are well underway—in some fashion or another—on the college admissions process. As a group, they tend to want to push their parents to the sidelines as they gradually assume ownership … Continue reading

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Rising Seniors: An Approach To Developing Your College List

As you explore which colleges are the right match for you, consider the size of the campus. How many undergraduates attend the college? This can make a big difference in your experience on a college campus.  Think of college sizes … Continue reading

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Smart Thinking About College Costs

How can parents determine whether a particular college or university will be a sound investment in their child’s future? While considering ranking, prestige, location, programs, and other key factors, we always look also at two key statistics, available in The … Continue reading

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Wishing there were a less-overwhelming way to get through the college search and application process?

 Informed Educational Solutions has added the interactive cutting-edge MyCCA college counseling software to our client offerings.  Students and parents working with an IESolutions counselor have access to the enormous data sharing and tailored analysis afforded by MyCCA. Below is an … Continue reading

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A Wage Gap Worth Watching

The New York Times reported on April 8, 2013 on the report by the American Association of University Professors on public and private research universities’ faculty salaries. This year, the average salary at private research universities was $167, 393., while … Continue reading

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The Attraction of America’s Top Ranked Schools – It’s More Than the Rankings

The attraction of American leading schools is understandable.  These institutions feature breathtaking campuses, excellent and varied student housing, leading professors, superb facilities and a vast range of majors, clubs and sports.  Unfortunately, to many international students, the eight institutions of … Continue reading

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Another New SAT

The College Board’s president, David Coleman, announced Monday that the College Board would be embarking on the development of another new SAT.  The last revision of the SAT was in 1994, when a number of changes were made (adding the … Continue reading

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Bucknell/US News and World Report: Case Closed

On January 25, Bucknell reported to the US. News and World Report, College Board and other entities that there had been irregularities in reporting average SAT scores over a seven year period. IESolutions covered this news in our post of … Continue reading

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College Rankings: What We Learn From Bucknell

There is no need to rehash the latest SAT score report snafu by a well-respected university. Clearly college admission directors are responding to pressure to enhance their institutions’ statistics for the highest possible ranking in the annual US News & … Continue reading

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