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Getting the Most Out of a Campus Visit

If you're scheduling some visits this year to see colleges and universities you may be interested in attending up close, be sure to plan your visit so you can get the most out of your time on campus. We recommend a few tips that can help you take the best advantage of your college or university visit.


The Study Abroad Guide: What to Know Before You Go

Spending a semester -- or even a whole academic year -- in a study abroad program is one of the most enriching experiences you can have as a college or graduate student. Studying in another country can expose you to new languages, new cultures and traditions, different cuisine, and new perspectives on life, living, politics, and the world. Many students find that the study abroad experience helps them become more independent, cultured, and worldly.

Where Michelle Obama (and 49 Other Notable Americans) Went to College

If you're considering among several colleges and universities and trying to narrow down your picks, it's worthwhile to note the range of educational choices among some of America's most notable and newsworthy public figures - from small state schools and even online colleges to the Ivy League, success has arrived at the doorstep of these 100 educated Americans in many different ways.

Advantages of Attending an Historically Black College or University

Whether or not to attend an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) may be among the questions you have as you decide which school is best for you and many other factors related to your education and your future. HBCUs are institutions of higher learning established after 1964 with the goal of serving the educational needs of the black community, though many of the 105 HBCUs in the United States today are quite racially diverse, and some even now have a majority white student body.


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