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GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for the Ivy League

Harvard - GPA and Test Score Data for Admission

Learn what it takes to get into the Ivy League with these GPA, SAT and ACT graphs for admitted, rejected and waitlisted students: Brown | Columbia | Cornell | Dartmouth | Harvard | Penn | Princeton | Yale

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro Photo Tour

Thursday April 17, 2014

During my tour of colleges and universities in Virginia and North Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was one of my favorite stops.

UNC Greensboro
UNC Greensboro
Photo by Allen Grove
UNCG has an attractive 210-acre campus that is both pedestrian and bicycle friendly. The university has a highly regarded business school, a healthy 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and a low sticker price. Student life is active with over 200 clubs and organizations and an NCAA Division I athletic program that competes in the Southern Conference. To see some of the sights and learn more about this excellent public university, check out this UNC Greensboro Photo Tour.

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Top Illinois Colleges and Universities

Thursday April 17, 2014
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made my list of top public universities, and Northwestern is one of the country's top private universities. Some of the other schools on my list of the top 12 Illinois colleges may be less familiar. The colleges on the list were chosen based on a variety of factors including academic strengths, curricular innovations, first-year retention rates, four- and six-year graduation rates, value and student engagement.
Augustana College
Augustana College, Old Main
Photo Credit: Augustana College

If there's an Illinois college or university that isn't on the list that you think should be, share your recommendation below. I'm a strong believer that my own selection criteria may have little to do with the best school for your own values, academic interests, and professional goals.

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10 College Interview Mistakes

Wednesday April 16, 2014
The interview is one of the few opportunities in the college admissions process for showing off your passions and personality, and it allows you to demonstrate your interest in a college. It also gives you a chance to learn more about a college. However, that wad of chewing gum or silent shrug of the shoulders can hurt your chances. Make sure the interview works in your favor by avoiding these 10 College Interview Mistakes.

Also be sure to master these 12 Common Interview Questions before you ever set foot in the interview room.

GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Top North Carolina Colleges

Wednesday April 16, 2014

North Carolina has some impressive options for higher education, and the admissions standards for places like Duke and UNC Chapel Hill can be daunting. Most top-ranking schools have holistic admissions, so the final admissions decision takes into consideration things like your extracurricular involvement and application essay.

That said, you're going to need high grades and strong test scores to get in. To see if you're on target for admission to some of North Carolina's top colleges, click on a school's name to view a graph with GPA, SAT score and ACT score data for accepted and rejected students: Appalachian State | Davidson | Duke | Elon | Guilford | High Point | Meredith | NC State | Salem | UNC Asheville | UNC Chapel Hill | UNC School of the Arts | UNC Wilmington | Wake Forest | Warren Wilson

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