Category Archives: Endowments

What does it mean for a college to be need-blind and meet full-need? – Thoughts on financing education and the value of a college degree

Most families and students are not only faced with the question, “Can I get into my college of choice?” but also, “Can I afford to attend that college?”  President of Iowa’s Grinnell College, Dr. Raynard Kingston discusses where his college … Continue reading

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Let’s Dispel Some Myths About Johns Hopkins University – Myth #2

Besides being incorrectly characterized as a “city school” by some, Hopkins is also misperceived still, by others, as a “pre-med factory.” Indeed, Hopkins boasts a strong and popular pre-med program, with thirty of its top senior majors assured of slots … Continue reading

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Let’s Dispel Some Myths About Johns Hopkins University – Myth #1

IESolutions recently visited Johns Hopkins, located in the city of Baltimore but with a campus that would rival many of its suburban peers. Situated on the northern edge of the city, the campus is surrounded on one side with an … Continue reading

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Paying for College

On May 7, 2013 Carter P. Reese, Executive Director, Informed Educational Solutions featured in the segment:  Paying for College on WBEZ radio. For more of Informed Educational Solutions in the news, see our Press Page Related articles Shaky Collegiate Finances Impact Higher … Continue reading

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New Mega-Scholarship Rivals The Rhodes

A $300 million scholarship program has just been established by Stephen A. Schwarzman, who made his fortune with the private equity firm, the Blackstone Group.  Backed by an array of western companies with interests in China, the Schwarzman Scholars program … Continue reading

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Financial Ratings Affect Colleges, Too

In the flush decades of the 1980’s and 90’s, many colleges went on “borrowing sprees” to improve facilities in order to remain competitive with their peer institutions.  Some doubled their debt in the last decade as they constructed lavish fitness … 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 Value of attending a Liberal Arts and Personal “Best-Fit” School – Bucknell University

I am one of the extremely fortunate people who can say with 100% confidence that I attended my “best-fit” school.  I knew from the moment I stepped on the Bucknell campus Freshman year, that this was the place for me.  I … 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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