It sounds like something small, but it could be a factor in deciding which college would be a good fit for you – do most students have cars or not?
US News just published an article discussing: 11 Universities Where Students Rarely Bring Cars
Four universities reported that zero percent of students had cars on campus: Georgetown University in the District of Columbia; Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore; Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey; and the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
Other universities on the list include Boston University, Boston College, MIT and University of California – Santa Barbara.
To see the full list and more details, access the full article.
Very interesting article by the Washington Post on Starting a college admission search? Here are a professor’s tips.
Some highlights from the article:
Selecting a college with your child is an agonizing ordeal. Triply agonizing, in fact. First, choosing the right school from among dozens of viable options is anxiety-inducing. Second, there’s the ignominy of actually having to listen to your teenager’s peculiar ideas as to what’s in his or her best interest. Finally, there’s the trauma of tuition. The cost of a college education, after all, can easily exceed a quarter-million dollars.
In hopes of somewhat alleviating your agony, I offer the following tips as you begin searching for a dream school. Having taught college for a quarter century, having sat on admissions committees, and having recently published a tell-all about American professors, permit me to make some helpful, and occasionally unorthodox, suggestions.
Read the 7 tips in the article including:
- Ignore the rankings
- Professors are important
- Class size
- Don’t trust, verify
Adam Weinberg (President of Denison University) wrote the following article:
A letter to parents from a college president (and a dad): How to choose the right college.
In it he writes some valuable tips including:
- Value comes largely from fit. If the fit is wrong it is nearly impossible to get a good education – no matter how good the college is
- Mentorship especially from a faculty member is crucial
- Students are more likely to succeed when they are able to participate in activities outside the classroom (student organizations, athletics etc)
- Students learn a lot from one another
- Discuss fit! Prefer small classes or lecture halls? More comfortable in urban setting or rural? What kinds of people do you thrive around?
- Choose a college where you can pursue your passions
- Visit the colleges if possible
For more tips read the entire article.