Category : Schools/Institutions

Thank A Teacher Day

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Last week, the world was stunned by the horrific events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. In honor of the teachers who risked their lives to protect their students, today is Thank a Teacher Day. Continue reading “Thank A Teacher Day” »

Coursera Offers Free Online College Courses From Top-Tier Universities

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Last week, Coursera announced that it will be offering over 100 massive open online courses (MOOCs) from major universities across the country this fall. Continue reading “Coursera Offers Free Online College Courses From Top-Tier Universities” »

Full Sail University loves eSports

Full Sail University loves eSports

Thanks to Full Sail University, MLG will be offering the StarCraft II Summer Arena stream for FREE this weekend. Why would a school sponsor a gaming tournament? If you’ve ever wanted to work in eSports, FSU seems to offer some very appealing options. Continue reading “Full Sail University loves eSports” »

College Rankings by Campus Beauty

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It’s no surprise that the campus hosting the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture was also ranked as the most beautiful in the country by The Princeton Review. Florida Southern College’s Wright collection–known as “Child of the Sun”–was designed by the famous architect from 1941 to 1958. The Water Dome piece featured above … Continue reading “College Rankings by Campus Beauty” »

College Rankings by Political Leaning

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A recent survey done by The Princeton Review tested to see how liberal or conservative students rated themselves. In total, 122,000 students from 376 colleges responded to the survey. Results were used to rank schools based on their political leaning, and the top 20 from each side are represented in the graphic above by a … Continue reading “College Rankings by Political Leaning” »

The Top 10 Most (and least) LGBT Friendly Colleges

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“Do students, faculty, and administrators at your college treat all persons equally regardless of their sexual orientations and gender identify/expression?” The answers to this survey question comprise the top ten lists above, accounting for 122,000 students from 376 colleges in The Princeton Review’s annual student survey. How does equality affect students’ college experience and ability … Continue reading “The Top 10 Most (and least) LGBT Friendly Colleges” »

Stanford and Harvard offering free online courses

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Both Stanford University and Harvard University are now offering a selection of free online courses. While some courses offer a statement of accomplishment, actual course credit is not awarded for completion. The real value comes in the quality of education you will receive.
Did we mention it’s free? Continue reading “Stanford and Harvard offering free online courses” »

School Spotlight: Kaplan University

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When hearing the name Kaplan, many might initially associate it with test preparation classes. They wouldn’t be wrong, either, but Kaplan also has a university that is thriving, both online and on-campus. Continue reading “School Spotlight: Kaplan University” »

Advantages of Taking Online Courses

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Today, going to college no longer has to mean relocating, long commutes, or crowded lecture halls. With so many accredited schools offering courses and entire degree programs online, furthering your education can be as simple as turning on your computer and heading to a website. If you’ve been hemming and hawing about taking online courses, … Continue reading “Advantages of Taking Online Courses” »

8 Ways to Make New Friends in College

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For many students, going to college also means moving away from family, friends, and all things familiar. And unlike kindergarten, you can no longer make friends while digging holes to China in the sandbox. (Well, maybe you can, but for our purposes here, we’ll assume there are no sandboxes on campus, and you’ve wised up … Continue reading “8 Ways to Make New Friends in College” »