College Spotlight

Spotlight on Colleges – Blogs by students, staff, and other contributors

A Visit to Amherst College

About A top-ranked, private liberal arts institution, nestled amongst quaint New England villages, Amherst College is the site of several historic “firsts”: the world’s first intercollegiate baseball game, the country’s first collegiate athletics program, and the nation’s first undergraduate neuroscience program. The 1,800 friendly and intelligent Amherst undergraduates reflect a commitment to ...
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A Visit to Auburn University

On a sunny fall afternoon, Tom (my trusty travel companion and husband) and I made the easy 90-minute drive from the Atlanta airport to Auburn, Alabama. The staff at the beautiful Hotel at Auburn University warmly greeted us. Auburn is a small, charming town with unique shops and restaurants. We ate dinner at The Hound, a family-owned restaurant famous for its delectable “bacon and bourbon.” Tom...
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A Visit to Brown University

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By Sue Luse About Founded in 1764 as an Ivy League institution, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States, with undergraduate and graduate programs, the Warren Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and School of Professional Studies. The Brown community – composed of approximately 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and 500 me...
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A Visit to Florida Gulf Coast University

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By Sue Luse I recently vacationed in Bonita Springs, Florida, and was looking forward to checking out Florida Gulf State University. So on a breezy, sunny day, I took off to tour the campus and explore the area. From their website: Fast Facts: Public University 10 percent from out-of-state 13,000 undergraduates 80% live on campus Annual cost of out-of-state tuition is $35,000 ...
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A Visit to Furman University

By Sue Luse Location Furman University is located in Greenville, South Carolina, an hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains. The downtown is filled with traditional southern charm and has won awards for being one of America's hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. The revitalized downtown is home to quaint shops, boutiques, fabulous restaurants and a world-class collection of muse...
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A Visit to Bob Jones University

By Sue Luse Location Bob Jones University is located in Greenville, South Carolina, an hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains. The downtown is filled with traditional southern charm and has won awards for being one of America's hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. The revitalized downtown is home to quaint shops, boutiques, fabulous restaurants and a world-class collection of m...
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A Visit to Clemson

By Sue Luse Location Clemson University is located in Clemson, South Carolina, a college town that is small and rural. It lies in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the banks of Lake Hartwell. The nearest airport is in Greenville, South Carolina.X Academics Clemson has the perks of a big school but with small classes. There are 17,000 undergraduates. They lead the way in providin...
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A Visit to College of Charleston

By Sue Luse Location The College of Charleston is a beautiful, historic college located in one of the south's most popular and charming cities! A coastal city, Charleston is home to three beautiful beaches including Folly Beach on James Island. The City of Charleston embraces the College of Charleston providing jobs and internships. Many of the faculty live close by. Sue visited on a beautiful ...
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Five Colleges Program

On May 18, 2015, admissions representatives from five of the Top 20 national liberal arts colleges made a special stop in the Twin Cities as part of the traveling Five Colleges Program. The staff of College Expert was present to collect and pass along pearls of information about Bowdoin College, Carleton College, Davidson College, Haverford College, and Vassar College. These highly regarded small...
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Exploring Educational Excellence

Exploring Educational Excellence -- a symposium hosted by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, and University of Chicago – recently stopped at the Radisson Blu in downtown Minneapolis. For the admissions representatives, it was a five-day, five-state tour originating in Chicago and ending in Detroit. These particular universities joined forces to reach a broa...
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Coast to Coast College Tour

Admissions representatives from five of the Top 20 national universities in the U.S. – Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, UC Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University – recently came to Minneapolis as part of the Coast to Coast College Tour. Although geographically diverse, what these institutions have in common is a holistic admissions process in a highly selective enviro...
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A Visit to Connecticut College

By Sue Luse and Lindsay Berg, Class of 2003 Location/Overview Perched atop a hill overlooking Long Island Sound and the Thames River, Connecticut College cherishes its small class sizes, honor system and dedicated professors.  Separated from downtown New London on a hilltop originally considered to be “the finest college site in the world,” Conn College (as it is commonly referred to) is it...
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A Visit to Fairfield University

By Sue Luse About Fairfield Fairfield University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States.  They promote a holistic approach to education with the intent to educate the whole person - mind, body and spirit. They are committed to offering a comprehensive core curriculum, and distinctive living and learning experiences.  Fairfield believes in lifelong learning and the pursuit...
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A Visit to the Georgia Institute of Technology

By Sue Luse Campus Overview Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta.  It is often said that Atlanta was built around Georgia Tech, and most students feel they experience the best of both worlds - lush green space in the middle of campus and all the advantages of being located in an urban area. I had a great tour and was impressed with the bustling student...
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A Visit to Agnes Scott

By Sue Luse Location Agnes Scott is located in downtown DeCatur, Georgia, which is part of the metropolitan Atlanta area. Decatur offers eclectic shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.  Atlanta is well known for being home to a large number of colleges. OVERVIEW Agnes Scott is an independent national liberal arts college for women and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (...
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A Visit To Emory University

By Sue Luse Location/Overview Emory University is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills Suburb. Students enjoy four distinct seasons with temperate weather most of the school year. Emory's one of the southernmost schools among the nation's top-ranked universities.This institution is recognized for its local and global commitment to service and volunteer w...
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