1. Education

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://collegeapps.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

College Admissions: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
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.
Are Your SAT Scores Good Enough?
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.
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.
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.
12 College Interview Questions You Should Master
A list of common college interview questions with tips for answering each.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4 Things a Successful Academic Appeal Letter...
See a sample appeal letter for an academic dismissal from college. If you've been dismissed from college, this letter can serve as a sample to guide you in an appeal. A discussion of the appeal letter is also included.
Learn About the 500+ Schools That Accept the...
A list of the more than 500 colleges and universities that use the Common Application in the 2015 - 2016 college admissions cycle.
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.
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.
What Counts as an Extracurricular Activity for...
Learn about the wide range of extracurricular activities that you can include in your college applications.
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.
College Cash! 25 College Scholarships for...
These 25 scholarships are for college students earning a nursing degree.
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.
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.
12 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about 12 top-ranked California colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Complete College Application Timeline for...
Senior Year College Application Timeline. Senior year is the busiest time of the college application process. This month-by-month list will help you keep track of important dates and deadlines throughout 12th grade.
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.
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.
Apply Soon! 36 College Scholarships with April...
Help pay for college -- these 36 scholarships all have application deadlines in April.
Cash for College! 17 College Scholarships with...
Find cash for college: These 17 college scholarships expire in August, so be sure to apply on time.
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 Texas at Austin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Compare ACT Scores for Admission to the Ivy...
A side-by-side comparison of ACT admissions data for the eight Ivy League Schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.
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.
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.
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.
If You Love the Beach, You Should Totally...
Colleges for Beach Lovers - These 14 colleges and universities all have their own beaches or easy access to the beach
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Answer the College Interview Question...
Tell me about yourself - This article provides tips for this frequently asked college interview question.
Learn about Cornell University and What It...
Cornell University's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.
Learn About Georgetown University and What It...
Georgetown University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Compare SAT Scores for Admission to Top...
A side-by-side comparison of SAT scores for admission to top universities.
Cash for College! 16 Scholarships with July...
College Scholarships with July Deadlines - These 16 scholarships expire in July, so be sure to apply on time.
Tips and Samples for the Common Applicaton...
Find tips, sample essays and essay critiques for each of the Common Application personal essay options.
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.
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.
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.
A Ranking of the University of California Schools
A list and ranking of the nine University of California Schools with undergraduate programs. Each school is linked to further admission data.
The 20 Most Selective Colleges and Universities...
All 20 of these colleges admit less than 17% of their applicant pools.
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.
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 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.
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
Avoid These Bad Essay Topics on Your College...
Bad Essay Topics for College Admissions - Most colleges give you lots of freedom in the essay, but you should watch out for these bad essay topics.
The Best Catholic Colleges and Universities You...
Top Catholic Colleges and Universities - This article presents descriptions of 23 of the top Catholic colleges and universities in the United States. These top Catholic colleges vary widely in size, location, and institutional mission.
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.
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.
The 6 Most Common Mistakes Made by College...
College application mistakes can make the difference between an acceptance and rejection letter. Jeremy Spencer, former Director of Admissions at Alfred University, describes six college application mistakes that he frequently encounters.
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.
Learn About Northwestern University and What It...
Northwestern University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
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.
Learn about the University of Pennsylvania and...
University of Pennsylvania's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate, and other college admissions data.
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.
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.
Read "Striking Out," a Sample Common Applicatio...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The sample essay
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.
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.
Cash for College! 54 Scholarships Worth...
Big Money College Scholarships - 54 scholarships worth $10,000 or more.
"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.
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.
56 College Scholarships That Don't Require U.S....
International student opportunity -- these 56 scholarships don't require applicants to be U.S. citizens.
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.
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.
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.
Learn About the University of Washington at...
University of Washington Seattle's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
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.
A Side-By-Side Comparison of ACT Scores for...
A side-by-side comparison of ACT scores for admission to twelve top-ranked universities.
The Best Southeastern Colleges and University
Top Southeastern Colleges -- These 30 colleges and universities frequently top the rankings for the southeastern United States. These top colleges are chosen from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia
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.
The Top 10 Colleges and Universities in Ohio
Learn about the 10 top-ranked Ohio colleges and universities including what it takes to get in.
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.
Learn about Columbia University and What It...
Columbia University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
Applying to College? Here's What You Need to...
Learn about the Common Application including which colleges use it and what it takes to craft a winning application.
Learn about Brown University and What It Takes...
Find Brown University's average SAT and ACT Scores, financial aid, acceptance rate, and other college admissions data.
What Are the Top Undergraduate Colleges for...
The ten engineering colleges listed here offer the highest degree of a bachelor's or master's. The focus of these top engineering colleges is on undergraduate education.
Considering Dartmouth? Check Out This...
Dartmouth College's average SAT and ACT scores, financial aid, acceptance rate and other college admissions data.
Apply Now! 25 Scholarships with May Deadlines
College Scholarships with May Deadlines - These 25 scholarships expire in May, so be sure to apply on time.
Thinking of Applying to Boston University?...
Boston University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
Learn About George Washington University and...
George Washington University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, 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.
30 Top Ranking West Coast Colleges and...
Top West Coast Colleges -- These 30 colleges and universities frequently top the rankings for the West Coast. These top colleges are chosen from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.
Is Your AP Score Good Enough for College Credit...
AP Scores: Learn about the five-point scoring scale of the Advanced Placement exam, average AP scores, and what scores are needed for course placement.
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.
What You Should Know About Duke University...
Duke University's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
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.
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.
What Test Scores and GPA Do You Need to Get...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Wake Forest University.
"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.
Learn About Northeastern University and What It...
Northeastern University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
Didn't Do Well on the ACT or SAT? Apply to...
These test-optional colleges don't require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores.
19 of the Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about the 19 top-ranked Pennsylvania colleges and universities, and find out what it takes to get in.
Learn About the University of Southern...
USC's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
Tips and Strategies for Responding to Common...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Common Application
Learn About Washington State University and...
Washington University in St. Louis'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.
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.
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.
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.
10 More of the Nation's Best Engineering Programs
Best Engineering Programs. This list of 10 universities presents some of the best engineering programs in the United States. These universities all have excellent facilities, professors, and name recognition.
Your Guide to 15 of the Top Colleges in New...
Learn about the 15 top New Jersey colleges and universities including what it takes to get in.
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.
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.
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.
20 Top Ranked Liberal Arts Colleges in the...
Learn about 20 of the best liberal arts colleges. These colleges were selected for their quality academics, retention and graduation rates, student life and value.
Learn About the Ohio State University and What...
Ohio State University's average ACT scores, SAT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
"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.
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.
Learn about 15 Top Colleges and Universities in...
Learn about 15 of the best Maryland colleges including both large universities and small liberal arts colleges, and both public and private colleges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Applying to Boston College? Read Up on This Key...
Boston College's average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other admissions data.
29 College Scholarships for Students Studying...
These 29 scholarships are for college students earning a science degree.
7 Tips for Getting Great College Recommendation...
Getting good letters of recommendation for college requires planning ahead. These tips will help ensure that you get the best college letters of recommendation possible.
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.
These 6 Tips Can Help You Appeal an Academic...
Appeal an Academic Dismissal - If you've been dismissed from college for low grades, these six tips can help you successfully appeal an academic dismissal.
Before You Apply to Carnegie Mellon, Check Out...
Carnegie Mellon University's average SAT and ACT scores, costs, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
If You Study Engineering, Check Out These 39...
College Scholarships for Engineering Majors - These scholarships are appropriate for students who study engineering
Do You Have the Grades and Test Scores Needed...
A graph showing the GPA, SAT scores, and ACT scores of students who were accepted, rejected, and waitlisted from Northeastern University
Get to Know 9 of Oregon's Best Colleges and...
Learn about the 9 top-ranked Oregon colleges and universities including what it takes to get in.
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 Virginia Tech, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Learn About Purdue University and What It Takes...
Purdue University's average SAT scores, ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, scholarships, and other college admissions data.
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.
Explore College Admissions
By Category
    collegeappsCollege AdmissionseducationEducationaf50201b89000a0d91803f9d2f538d5d32000b6ad7325aachttp://collegeapps.about.comod526F6F7440797liveAllen Grovecollegeappsguide32O0001zzNIP11970-01-0110/od/index.htm0526F6F741approved/od
  1. About.com
  2. Education
  3. College Admissions

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.