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College is an Investment: Match School and Student Personality Types and College Affordability to Find the “Best Fit” School

Find your Best Fit College or University with our unique personality type and affordability match process. Personality Survey: Find My Spark Survey (FMS) Every student and every college has a unique personality. When the two are in sync, the college … 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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More Details on “Shwarzman Scholars” at Tsinghua University

The all-new Schwarzman Scholars program will be housed in a new facility designed for the purpose at Tsinghua University, Schwarzman College.  Robert A.M. Stern, architect and dean of the Yale School of Architecture is designing the building. We quote from … 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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Shaky Collegiate Finances Impact Higher Education

  The increasing usage of part-time instructors to replace full time professors, larger class sizes, and continuing increases in college fees raise a number of questions to parents of prospective students.  One-third of all colleges and universities currently present significantly … 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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Why should college students be familiar with CourseSmart?

A Silicon Valley start-up called CourseSmart may be changing the way college professors grade their students, according to the New York Times on April 8, 2013.   Nine colleges are testing this innovative product which tracks whether and how much … 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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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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