Category Archives: school size

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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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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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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Decision Time: The College Choice Factor That Can’t Be Measured

Once a student and I have spaded through all of the data— majors, testing, size, location, selectivity— and the college visits are scheduled, I always give the following advice: Take the tour, do the group meeting, and make sure the … Continue reading

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The Westtown School

We recently toured The Westtown School with the Director of Admissions, Nathan Bohn. Nathan went over the many attributes of the school and gave us the opportunity to witness Westtown’s magic in action. We enjoyed a full campus walking tour where … Continue reading

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SIBLINGS: IS ONE SCHOOL BIG ENOUGH?

Families with more than one child always want to provide for each in equal measure. We can’t permit one of our kids to attend an expensive summer camp, if we can’t afford to send the others when their time comes. … Continue reading

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SELECTIVE ADMISSION: A PRIMER

    America’s high schools come in many shapes, sizes, and degrees of difficulty. Some public, some private, (or independent, to use the preferred nomenclature of the trade.) Since well before public education became the law of our Land, independent schools have served … Continue reading

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WHO’S THE CLIENT HERE, ANYWAY?

On a recent afternoon in our office, near Wyomissing, PA, a client and family arrived for an introductory interview and assessment before beginning the application process for boarding school admission. (In our world, the client is always the student, whether … Continue reading

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BIG SCHOOL? SMALL SCHOOL?

  Whether considering public schools, private day or boarding schools, colleges or universities, the debate never ends. Some parents don’t even want to discuss sending their children to a large school or college.  There won’t be enough structure. My child … Continue reading

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