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Applying to College? 15 Facebook Photos That...
15 Facebook photos that strengthen your college application - When applying to college (or a job), these 15 photos will make you look good.
12 College Interview Questions You Should Master
A list of common college interview questions with tips for answering each.
Are Your SAT Scores Good Enough for Selective...
Learn what's considered a good SAT score for college admissions, and learn what scores you'll need to be admitted to a selective college.
Are Your ACT Scores Good Enough to Get into a...
Learn what's considered a good ACT score and what score you'll need to get admitted to your top choice colleges.
12 Facebook Photos You Must Delete Before...
Facebook and Underage Drinking: If you have photos of underage drinking in your facebook account, delete them before you apply to college.
What Colleges Say About Their Second Language...
Foreign Language Requirement - Learn how many years of a foreign language are required for college admissions. This article compares the foreign language requirements from several different colleges.
Learn What GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores You...
Harvard University Admission: A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Harvard.
College Cash! 25 College Scholarships for...
These 25 scholarships are for college students earning a nursing degree.
Learn about the Top 10 Universities in the U.S.
Learn about the top ten national universities in the United States with links to college admissions data and cost and financial aid information.
A Sample Appeal Letter for an Academic Dismissal
See a sample appeal letter for an academic dismissal from college. A discussion of the appeal letter is also included.
What Counts as an Extracurricular Activity for...
Learn about the wide range of extracurricular activities that you can include in your college applications.
Learn What GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Stanford University.
How to Answer the College Interview Question...
Tell me about yourself - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
Learn About the Ivy League Schools
Learn about the eight Ivy League schools including college admissions information such as acceptance rates, standardized test scores, costs, and more.
The Top Summer Engineering Programs for High...
A list of eleven top summer programs for students interested in engineering.
What Does a Weighted GPA Mean in the College...
What is a weighted GPA? This article explains how high schools weight your GPA, and how the weighted GPA plays out in the college admissions process.
How to Answer This College Interview Question,...
What Do You Do In Your Free Time? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question. Be sure you can articulate what it is you do when not in class.
"What Will You Contribute to Our College?"...
What Will You Contribute to Our College? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question. Before your interview, be sure to spend some time thinking about what you will contribute to campus life.
90 College Scholarships with February Deadlines
These 90 scholarships expire in February, so be sure to apply on time.
Will Your Test Scores and GPA Get You Into UNC...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
See GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission to the...
Brown University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Brown University.
Learn the GPA and Test Scores You Need to Get...
Cornell University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Cornell University.
Read a Sample College Transfer Essay
Sample college transfer essay - read a sample transfer essay for a student transferring from Amherst College to the University of Pennsylvania.
What Do 25th / 75th SAT Score Percentiles Mean...
This article explains the common 25th / 75th percentile representation of SAT scores often found in college profiles. Learn how to interpret the data.
Yale University: What GPA and Test Scores Do...
Yale University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Yale University.
Tips and Strategies for the 5 Common Applicatio...
Tips and strategies for thinking about each of the five personal essay options on the 2015-16 Common Application.
Berkeley Admissions: What GPA and Standardized...
Berkeley - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Berkeley.
What Core Courses You Need to Get into College?
High School Course Requirements for College Admissions - A discussion of the high school core classes applicants need to be competitive when applying to college.
Compare SAT Scores for Ivy League Admissions
Learn what SAT scores you need to get into an Ivy League school in this side-by-side comparison of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Penn, and Yale.
What Test Scores and GPAs Get You Into...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Princeton University.
Can You Get Into UCLA? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...
UCLA - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UCLA, the University of California Los Angeles.
20 Questions to Master Before You Interview for...
Interview for College - Before you interview for college, be sure you have answers to these 20 interview questions. This article presents questions and tips for answering the questions to help you prepare to interview for college.
Your Giant A to Z List of College Profiles
College Profiles - acceptance rates, sat scores, act scores, scholarships, college costs, financial aid information, enrollment numbers, photos, and other useful data.
What GPA and Test Scores Do You Need to Get...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Brown University.
How Much High School Science Do You Need to Get...
Learn what science class you'll need to take in high school to be a competitive college applicant.
How to Write a Winning College Application Essay
Nearly all colleges rate application essays as either important or very important in their admissions process. A poorly executed essay can cause a stellar student to get rejected. On the flip side, exceptional application essays can help students with marginal scores get into the schools of their dreams. These tips will help you avoid some of the pitfalls of the college application essay.
The Top 10 Public Universities in the United...
Learn about the 10 top public universities that frequently dominate national rankings. For each, you'll find links to further information and admissions data.
GPA and Test Scores You Need to Get into...
Columbia University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Columbia University.
What's Considered a Good Academic Record for...
Good academic record: What is considered a good academic record for college admissions? This article discusses the importance of grades, honors courses, AP courses, IB courses and college courses when applying to college.
University of Michigan: GPA, SAT and ACT Graph...
University of Michigan - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The Best Engineering Schools You Can Attend
A list of the 10 best engineering schools in the United States with links to admissions information for each school.
Did You Receive a College Deferral Letter?...
College Deferral Letter - What should you do if you receive a college deferral letter? This article provides a sample reply to a college deferral letter. A well-crafted letter can improve your chances of admission.
MIT - GPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Admission
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
What GPA and Test Scores Get You Into...
Dartmouth College - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Dartmouth College.
Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into the...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Washington in Seattle.
"Why Are You Interested In Our College?" Here's...
Why Are You Interested in Our College? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
Can You Get Into Ohio State? See a GPA, SAT and...
Ohio State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from The Ohio State University in Columbus.
"Tell Me About a Challenge You Overcame": How...
Tell Me About a Challenge You Overcame - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question. Before your interview, be sure to spend some time thinking about challenges you have faced.
What Are Florida's Top 12 Colleges?
Learn about 12 of the top colleges and universities in Florida. The list includes large universities, small colleges, and both public and private institutions.
"What Do You See Yourself Doing in 10 Years?"...
What Do You See Yourself Doing 10 Years From Now? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
Can You Get Into UIUC? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...
University of Illinois - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
7 Excellent Summer Creative Writing Programs...
A list of seven top summer programs for students interested in creative writing.
20 Best Equestrian Colleges in the United States
20 great colleges for horse lovers. Check out these schools if you want to compete in equestrian, major or minor in equine studies, or simply want riding to be part of your college experience.
Answering the College Interview Question 'What...
What Can I Tell You About Our College? - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
7 Summer Programs for Science-Loving High...
A list of seven top summer programs for students interested in science.
NYU Admissions: A Graph of Applicants' GPA, SAT...
NYU - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from New York University.
Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Duke University.
Learn About UC Berkeley and What It Takes to...
Find UC Berkeley's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
11 of the Top Colleges in Washington State
Learn about the 11 top-ranked Washington State colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
What Do ACT Scores Mean to Colleges?
What do the ACT scores mean in a college profile? This article explains the common 25th / 75th percentile representation of ACT scores often found in college profiles.
Can You Appeal a College Rejection Decision?
Can you appeal a college admission decision? Is a rejection letter final? What situations warrant a letter of appeal to the office of admissions? Find the answers in this FAQ.
What Do Colleges Mean by Holistic Admissions,...
What are holistic admissions? Most of the country's most selective colleges and universities have holistic admissions, but what exactly does this mean? This article provides the answer.
What Are the Top Ranked Colleges and Universiti...
Learn about 12 top-ranked California colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
Do You Have the Grades and Test Scores for the...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Cash for College! 89 Scholarships That Expire...
Apply soon--these 89 college scholarships expire in March. Awards range from $30 to $30,000.
Stanford University: Learn What It Takes to Get...
Stanford University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Don't Make These 10 College Interview Mistakes!
A college interview is a great place to make a good impression, but you need to be careful to avoid these 10 college interview mistakes.
"What Do You Do Best?" -- College Interview Tips
Learn how to talk about your talent and passion with your college interviewer.
Compare ACT Scores for Admission to the Ivy...
A comparison of ACT scores for the Ivy League Schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
Learn about Harvard University and What It...
Find Harvard University's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.
What's Considered a Good ACT Writing Score?
What's a Good Score on the ACT Writing Test? - Learn what score you'll need to get into different types of colleges.
Has Your College Application Been Deferred?...
Deferred Admission Decision - If you find your early application results in a deferred admission decision, don't play a passive role. This article provides a sample letter for presenting the college admissions officers with new information for strengthening a college application.
25 Top Ranking New England Colleges and...
Top New England Colleges -- These 25 colleges and universities frequently top the rankings for New England. These top colleges are from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Will Your Test Scores and GPA Get You Into...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Texas A&M.
Learn About the University of Michigan and What...
University of Michigan's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
The 20 Most Selective Colleges and Universities...
All 20 of these colleges admit less than 17% of their applicant pools.
Tips and Samples for the Common Applicaton...
Find tips, sample essays and essay critiques for each of the Common Application personal essay options.
Learn about Columbia University and What It...
Columbia University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
A Comparison and Ranking of the University of...
A list and ranking of the nine University of California Schools with undergraduate programs. Each school is linked to further admission data.
6 Reasons You Should Take AP Classes
AP Classes - This article lists 6 reasons why high school students should take AP classes. Advanced Placement classes can play an important role in the college admissions process and in the undergraduate academic experience.
Learn About the University of Illinois...
UIUC's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
15 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about the 15 top ranked North Carolina colleges and universities including what it takes to get in.
10 Excellent Summer Music Programs for High...
A list of ten top summer programs for students interested in music.
Waitlisted or Deferred? Here's How to Write a...
Learn what you should and should not include in a letter of continued interest when you've been deferred or waitlisted by a college.
Read a Sample Appeal Letter for a College...
Read a sample appeal letter for a college rejection, and learn strategies for writing an appeal.
The Top 10 Business Schools for Undergraduates
Top Business Schools - list of the 10 best business programs the United States for undergraduates with admissions data and descriptions for each school.
Learn About UNC Chapel Hill and What It Takes...
Find UNC Chapel Hill's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate, and other college admissions data.
9 Tips to Improve Your College Essay Style
These 9 style tips can help you turn a bland and wordy college essay into an engaging narrative.
Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top...
A side-by-side comparison of SAT scores for admission to top universities.
Top Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S.
A list of the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the United States with links to admissions data including GPA, SAT scores and ACT scores, costs, and financial aid information.
What Are the Registration Deadlines for the...
Find ACT test dates and registration deadlines for the 2015 - 2016 academic year.
Do You Have the Scores and Grades to Get Into...
Clemson University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Clemson University in South Carolina.
What to Do When Your College Application Gets...
Deferred College Admission: Learn about steps for improving your admission chances if your college application has been deferred to regular admission.
College Application Essays: Can You Go Over the...
Essay Length Limit - Is the 650-word limit firm? Can you go over the personal essay length limit? This article addresses the significance of length limits when writing your college admissions essay.
Tips for Common Application Essay Option #2 -...
Tips and strategies for the new Common Application essay option 2 on learning from a failure.
Learn about Cornell University and What It...
Cornell University's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.
A Complete List of Universities that Require...
What Colleges Require the ACT Writing Test? A complete list of the colleges that require the writing section of the ACT. Learn whether or not you should take the regular ACT, or the ACT with writing.
Do You Have the Test Scores and GPA You Need...
USC - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Southern California.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores You Need...
Caltech - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Caltech, the California Institute of Technology.
Here's a Guide to the 23 Schools in the...
The entry for each California State University campus is linked to an admissions profile with acceptance rates, test scores, costs and other college admissions data.
13 of the Top Texas Colleges
Learn about the 13 top-ranked Texas colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
A Side-by-Side Comparison of SAT Scores for Top...
Learn what SAT scores are needed to get into the top public universities in the United States in this side-by-side comparison.
Can You Get Into Boston College? See a GPA, SAT...
Boston College - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Boston College.
Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into UC...
UC Santa Barbara - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UCSB, the University of California Santa Barbara.
Cash for College! 54 Scholarships Worth...
Big Money College Scholarships - 54 scholarships worth $10,000 or more.
Before You Apply to Princeton, Check Out This...
Princeton University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores for Boston...
Boston University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Boston University.
High School Social Studies Courses Needed for...
Learn what social studies and history classes you'll need to take in high school to be a competitive college applicant.
What You Should Know About Duke University...
Duke University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
Does the SAT Writing Section Even Matter?
SAT Writing Section - Does the SAT writing section matter in the college admissions process? Do colleges and universities consider the SAT writing score when making admission decisions? Read this FAQ to get the answer.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores for...
Northwestern University - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
A Side-By-Side Comparison of ACT Scores for...
A side-by-side comparison of ACT scores for admission to twelve top-ranked universities.
56 College Scholarships That Don't Require U.S....
International student opportunity -- these 56 scholarships don't require applicants to be U.S. citizens.
23 College Scholarships with June Deadlines
These 23 college scholarships expire in June.
Can You Get Into Purdue? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Purdue University in West Lafayette.
What You Should Know About the Redesigned SAT
Learn about the significant changes to the SAT that will launch in the redesigned exam in the spring of 2016.
Have You Got the GPA and Test Scores for...
Georgetown - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Georgetown University
Are Your Test Scores and GPA Good Enough for...
Penn State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Penn State.
Can You Get Into Maryland? See a GPA, SAT and...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Maryland in College Park.
College Interview Tips - Who Has Been the Most...
Who Has Most Influenced You? Who is your hero? This article provides tips for these frequently asked college interview questions.
See GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission to...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Think You've Got the GPA and Test Scores for...
Georgia Tech - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Learn About the University of Chicago and What...
University of Chicago's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
What GPAs and Test Scores Get You Into the...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Chicago.
12 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about the 12 top colleges and university in Illinois. The list includes small colleges, large universities, and public and private institutions.
Learn About Northwestern University and What It...
Northwestern University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
How Does a SAT Score Translate to an ACT Score?
Converting ACT to SAT Scores is not a precise science, but this article and table will give you a good sense of how an SAT score compares to an ACT score.
Learn about UCLA and What You Need to Get In
UCLA's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
97 College Scholarships That Expire in January
These 97 college scholarships expire in January, so be sure to apply on time.
Got the GPA and Test Scores for UC Irvine?...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from UCLA, the University of California Irvine.
What Kind of ACT Scores Do You Need to Get Into...
Learn what ACT scores are needed to get into the top public universities in the United States in this side-by-side comparison.
The Scores and Grades You Need to Get into the...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
17 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about the 17 top-ranked Virginia colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
What Kinds of Test Scores and GPA Get You into...
University of Virginia - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
ACT Score Charts: Compare Admissions Data for...
ACT Score Charts - This article links to numerous ACT score charts for comparing the admissions data at different types of colleges. The ACT score charts include top universities, top colleges, Division I athletic conferences, public universities and more.
Will Your GPA and Test Scores Get You Into Cal...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.
Can You Get Into FSU? See a GPA, SAT and ACT...
Florida State - A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from FSU, Flordia State University in Tallahassee.
Considering Dartmouth? Check Out This...
Dartmouth College's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.
5 Tips for Writing a Winning College Transfer...
Transfer Essay Tips. This article provides 5 tips for writing a winning college transfer essay.
Get an Overview of Cal Poly Pomona Tuition and...
Cal Poly Pomona's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Learn About NC State University and What It...
NCSU, NC State University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
What Are the Top 12 Colleges in New York State?
Learn about the 12 top colleges and universities in New York State including what it takes to get in.
20 Great Colleges for Students with Low SAT...
Low SAT scores don't need to ruin your hopes of attending a great college. These 20 colleges are great choices for strong students who have low SAT scores.
What Kinds of SAT Scores Get You Into the Top...
A side-by-side comparison of SAT admissions data for the top engineering schools: MIT , Stanford, Berkeley, Illinois, Michigan, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, Caltech, and Georgia Tech.
Do You Have the GPA and Test Scores to Get Into...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
See If You Have the Grades and Test Scores...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from from IU, Indiana University in Bloomington.
Learn About NYU and What It Takes to Get In
New York University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
What Test Scores and GPA Do You Need to Be...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from NCSU, North Carolina State University.
Learn About Georgia Tech and What It Takes To...
Georgia Tech's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Can Rubik's Cube and Other Quirky Passions Get...
Rubik's Cube may not seem to have much to do with college admissions, but anything an applicant is passionate about can be transformed into a winning piece of a college application. Learn how Rubik's Cube and other quirky interests can be transformed into meaningful extracurricular activities.
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