Quarter System Colleges: Life of a Trimester Student

I attend one of the quarter system colleges in Illinois, North Central College. A small, 4-year liberal arts school seated smack dab in the outer burbs of Chicago, IL. Like any other college, the campus community thrives with a solid academic base and an exuberant amount of school spirit. However, unlike most colleges that begin their 16 week semes...

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What’s the Difference Between a College and a University?

Your friends in high school are talking about going to college, while others are headed to varying universities. What’s the difference between a college and a university? And which is the best choice for you? According to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, there were an astounding 4,409 institutions granting degrees in higher ...

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The Facts of Liberal Arts Colleges

“So… what is a liberal arts college?” This sad question runs through a handful of college-searching kids’ minds in the midst of their higher education pursuit. Good thing the answer is just right around the corner! Picture a large shoe store. (Bear with me here.) In this large shoe store, there are tons of shoes that vary in size, color, sh...

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Secrets of Small College Life in a Big City

Picture this. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle energizing a large city area, sits a small college. We’re talking a no more than 5,000 people kind of small. At this small school, students go about their days attending classes, finishing up homework, chugging coffee, etc.; the same scenes portrayed on any other college campus. Programs by ...

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Types of Colleges

Not sure what type of college you want to go to? You aren’t the only one. You have a number of choices to choose from when it comes to picking out the type of college you want to attend. Each college is different yet teaches the same type of education. Here is a list of the different types of colleges you can choose from: Two Year Colleges (C...

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Top 30 Best Colleges in U.S.

If you have the grades and resume, there is no reason to sell yourself short of going to an Ivy League school or one of the best colleges the U.S. Though tuition is twice as expensive as some state colleges, most students at Ivy League schools and National Universities are able to get their tuition funded through scholarships offered by the school....

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Top 7 Most Famous Colleges

We’ve all heard them displayed all over TV and movies as “the best of the best” in terms of colleges. Well I’m here to break these top dog schools into manageable and simple terms that really just make them seem like every other big college (besides maybe the number in the ten thousandth place.) Here is some basic information I gathered on ...

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What Is Liberal Arts College?

As a high school student looking for colleges, I kept coming across an unfamiliar term. I knew I wanted a smaller school, and as I explored my options, the term liberal arts would frequently come up. I had no idea what it meant. As I began the college touring process, I began to get a better idea of what exactly it meant to have a “liberal arts e...

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