West Point

West Point, NY: West Point (the United States Military Academy) is the perfect school for students who wish to broaden their academic ability, increase their leadership potential, and sharpen their physical abilities. Every student receives a full four-year scholarship from the United States government. This includes tuition, room, board, and medical and dental expenses. Every student also receives an annual […]

Boston University

Boston, MA: When I visitedBoston University, I was captivated by its urban setting. Located in a largecity, BU is a private university, characterized by a diverse student body. Theundergraduate enrollment is about 15,700. There are many majors, ranging fromagriculture to teacher education. In addition, Boston University offers DivisionI teams in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse,crew, soccer, […]

Truman State University

Kirksville, MO: In an age when attending your first-choice college could mean spending $30,000 or even $40,000 a year, the small-town atmosphere yet big-name reputation of Truman State University is appealing. The Princeton Review ranks Truman as the fourth best public college value in the nation. When starting the college search process, I made a list of attributes that I […]

My Mentor

For my Success Strategies assignment I chose to have a mentor. At first I was a little hesitant because I was not sure who would be assigned as my mentor; however, my experience ended up being a very good one. My mentors name was Dr. Mike Williams, and he is an American History Professor. Dr. Williams graduated from Purdue University […]


Middletown, CT: The first college that I visited on my college tour last summer was Wesleyan University. During my visit we passed through rather quickly but it captured my attention. I was not all that impressed by the town that seemed rather small and uninviting. This fall I returned for my interview and to re-evaluate and compare it to the […]

Springfield College

Springfield, MA: If you want to go to a small college in an urban area,Springfield College is perfect, with 52 acres and about 2,500 students. Thestudent-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Located in the heart of Springfield,the school is about five minutes from the Basketball Hall of Fame. There are alsoplenty of museums and a variety of restaurants to choose from. The […]

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL: Quirky, brilliant, bookish, and caffeinated – does that sound appealing to you? If so, you should certainly check out the University of Chicago. I visited UChicago’s campus with my family recently and became infatuated with the school. Despite the dreary gray weather – it’s Chicago, after all – students talked spiritedly about wonderfully esoteric topics and whistled little […]

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA: As soon as you walk onto the campus at Boston College, it is evident that you will be comfortable there. The whole college has a peaceful atmosphere, and so does Chestnut Hill, the town where it is located. Only a few miles from Boston, the college is surrounded by huge brick houses, not the run-down apartments found […]

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC: I recentlyattended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s annual open housebecause I figured it would help me learn about the school. When I arrivedat the university, I was astonished. The campus was perfect, with stately brickbuildings and ivy-covered walls. It is what my ideal university would look like. UNCG has more than 120 undergraduate programs. With a […]