First public NJ university to offer test-optional college admissions

More and more schools are finally agreeing that the score you get on a standardized test does not necessarily define how successful you will be at a college or university. In fact, one more school just made the decision to join the growing number of colleges and universities that have implemented a SAT/ACT test-optional policy. On July 29th, Montclair State University became the first public higher-level institution of education in New Jersey to promote this admissions process. [Read More]

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Is Liberal Arts the New Practical College Major?

Dawn Papandrea | January 22, 2014

We write a lot on this blog about which degrees are most likely to garner the best earnings; which industries have strong employment projections; and why it’s important to consider your educational pursuits carefully so that you’re getting the best educational value. When it comes to liberal arts (full disclosure: I was an English major), most people assume that there is no direct correlation between the degree and the career path. How many time do English, arts, and psychology majors, for instance, hear: “What are you going to do with that degree? Wait tables?” [Read More]

Colleges on LinkedIn: Why You Should Be There, Too

Dawn Papandrea | September 12, 2013

A recent announcement by the social networking giant, LinkedIn, revealed that colleges and universities are now part of the community. But isn’t that the site for professionals who are looking to make career connections, you might ask? Yes, it is, but the new endeavor makes the connection between education and career choice crystal clear.

Here are some other myths that LinkedIn University Pages bust… [Read More]

Cool College Projects: Chasing a Dream and a Storm

Michelle Grossman | July 30, 2013

For most of us, all we know about tornados is that we don’t want to get sucked up into one like Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” (or maybe we do, what happened to her was kind of cool). But two students from Western Illinois University have been given the opportunity to further understand tornado formation in order to increase our predictive capability and ultimately provide better warning lead times, as well as fewer false alarms. [Read More]

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