Tag Archives: Colleges and Universities

Most Do Not Finish College in 4+ Years

Sad, but true: most US students do not complete college in four years, reports Tamar Lewin (New York Times, December 1, 2014, “Most College Students Don’t Earn A Degree in 4 Years, Study Finds”).  At US public universities, only 19% … Continue reading

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MIT Early Action: Record Breaking Year

The greatest-ever number of Early Action applicants, 5,684, applied to MIT this fall, with a consequent all-time low percentage of Early Action admits:  10.4%.  17.4% were rejected outright, and 68.5% were deferred. With an increase of 13% Early Action applications … Continue reading

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Applying to Colleges: When Is Enough, Enough?

“Applications By The Dozen, As Anxious Seniors Hedge College Bets” (written by Ariel Kaminer, The New York Times, 11/16/14) describes the latest mania to sweep the college admissions process: the practice, by some worried seniors, of filing increasing numbers of … Continue reading

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A Gothic Gem In The Leafy Philadelphia Suburbs: Bryn Mawr College

How many American colleges actually have a medieval-style cloister? Bryn Mawr College, an all female liberal arts college of 1,600 in suburban Philadelphia, is one of the few. It is said that Bryn Mawr is the first college in the … Continue reading

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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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University of Louisville

Most people who associate University of Louisville with its prowess in the NCAA men’s basketball prowess might be surprised to know that it is a state-supported research university founded in 1798.  The 22,293 graduates and undergraduates may choose among twelve … 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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Looking to Streamline and Organize the College Application Process? – Basic overview of the IESolutions Student Portal

Education is an investment of time and resources.  The options in education are extensive and there are pros and cons to each option.  Once a family decides what they want and need as far as education, there is the hurdle … Continue reading

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What are my chances of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of my choice?

Wondering what your chances are of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of your choice?   The Competitive Student Quotient (CSQ), is instrumental in providing this information.  We offer each student who works with an Informed Educational Solutions … 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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