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The Answer Sheet Archive: College Tour '10

College Tour '10 -- Macalester College

Parent: " I love that it’s a small gem in a city, urban but not too urban." And more.

By Valerie Strauss  | June 24, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, Macalester College, college admissions, getting into college  
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College Tour '10 -- Claremont Colleges

Student: "I really like the consortium system they have because there are sooo many resources shared between the five undergrad colleges." And more.

By Valerie Strauss  | June 24, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  Claremont College consortium, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Scripps College, http://www.pitzer.edu/  
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College Tour '10 -- University of Southern California

Student: "I really liked that the school had a ton of school spirit."

By Valerie Strauss  | June 24, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Admissions, College Tour '10  | Tags:  USC, University of Southern California, college admissions, college applications  
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College Tour '10 resumes (with links)

For rising high school seniors, the frenzied college admissions season is about to begin -- if it hasn't already. And our College Tour '10 resumes. Here are links to student and parent impressions of schools visited this year. Send us your own.

By Valerie Strauss  | June 24, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Life, College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, admissions process, campus visits, college admissions, college admissions process, college essay topics, college essays, college visits, common app, common app essays, common applicaiton preview, common application, common application essays, deciding on colleges, how to write a college esssay, the best college essays, visiting campuses, visiting colleges  
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College Tour '10: Princeton University

My daughter didn’t want to go at first. She thought that Princeton was going to be snooty. But we were in the region and I thought we should visit, so we went and took a tour. She got a huge surprise.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 21, 2010; 12:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  College Tour '10, Princeton University, college tour, planning a college tour, taking a college tour, visiting colleges, visiting schools  
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College Tour '10: Penn State University

Starting with the admissions presentation and continuing all the way through the tour, the constant theme was about the University’s sports programs and that they are a ’Big Ten’ school. The mock dorm room size was OK but the residences lack Wi-Fi, the buildings are very dated (60’s), except for the Sports facilities, with no visible upgrades and are not air conditioned. The dorm common rooms were sparse, cold and empty. The actual classroom was very small, and, my daughter noted, was poorly equipped compared to her current high school classrooms.

By Valerie Strauss  | April 21, 2010; 12:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Tour '10  | Tags:  Big Ten schools, College Tour '10, Penn State University, campuses that have wireless, college tour, wired campuses  
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Older Entries in This Category »

College Tour '10: Vassar College #2, Valerie Strauss , April 21, 2010
College Tour '10: Haverford College #2, Valerie Strauss , April 21, 2010
College Tour -- St. Mary's College, Valerie Strauss , April 19, 2010
College Tour '10 -- Lafayette College, Valerie Strauss , April 19, 2010
College Tour '10: Virginia Tech, Valerie Strauss , April 14, 2010
College Tour '10: Tell us about your visits, Valerie Strauss , April 14, 2010
College Tour '10: Villanova University, Valerie Strauss , April 14, 2010
College Tour '10: Clark University, Valerie Strauss , April 14, 2010
College Tour '10: Tufts University, Valerie Strauss , April 12, 2010
College Tour '10: New York University #2, Valerie Strauss , April 12, 2010
College Tour '10: Brown University #2, Valerie Strauss , April 12, 2010
College Tour '10: Columbia University, Valerie Strauss , April 11, 2010
College Tour '10: Skidmore College, Valerie Strauss , April 11, 2010
College Tour '10: Cornell University, Valerie Strauss , April 11, 2010
College Tour '10: Georgia Tech, Valerie Strauss , April 6, 2010
College Tour '10: Vassar College, Valerie Strauss , April 6, 2010
College Tour '10: Brandeis University, Valerie Strauss , April 6, 2010
College Tour '10: Colorado College, Valerie Strauss , April 4, 2010
College Tour '10: Northwestern University, Valerie Strauss , April 4, 2010
College Tour '10: University of Michigan, Valerie Strauss , April 4, 2010
College Tour '10: Brown University, Valerie Strauss , April 4, 2010
College Tour '10: University of Pennsylvania, Valerie Strauss , April 4, 2010
College Tour '10: Haverford College, Valerie Strauss , April 4, 2010
College Tour '10: University of Miami, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
College Tour '10: Boston University, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
College Tour '10: New York University, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
College Tour '10: College of William & Mary, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
College Tour '10: Muhlenberg College, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
College Tour '10: College of Wooster, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
College Tour '10 begins, Valerie Strauss , March 29, 2010
 
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