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Should I Go To University of California-Berkeley?

Should I Go To University of California-Berkeley?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Jack is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in Algebra, AP Calculus, Economics, and much more. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Economics & Policy. See what he had to say about his alma mater: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Jack: Berkeley is very urban and although there aren’t many skyscrapers, most of what you see around ... Read More About Should I Go To University of California-Berkeley?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Kansas?

What is it Like to Attend The University of Kansas?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephen is a New York City tutor specializing in College Essays, Writing, AP English, and more. He graduated from The University of Kansas in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Check out what he had to say about his undergraduate experience: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Stephen: The University of Kansas (KU) is in the center of Lawrence, a town of about 100,000 people. The campus is ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The University of Kansas?

Top Questions to Ask Alumni When Exploring Business Schools

Top Questions to Ask Alumni When Exploring Business Schools

The following piece was written by Paul Bodine. Paul has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the author of the best-selling admissions guide, Great Applications for Business School. He currently runs his own firm, Paul Bodine Admissions Consulting. A business school’s overall reputation is the sum of the perceptions that students, alumni, employers and the media have of it. A program may look brilliant on paper and all the right employers may be recruiting from it, but to decide if it's truly the right fit for you, you need to do some digging. MBA fairs and school websites only go so far; the best way to discover w ... Read More About Top Questions to Ask Alumni When Exploring Business Schools

Should I Go To University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

Should I Go To University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Amanda is a Chicago tutor specializing in Anatomy, Biology, Essay Editing, and more. She is currently a senior at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Animal Sciences. Check out her review of her school: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Amanda: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is a large public university in a surprisingly urban setting. The areas surrounding “Cha ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?

Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper

Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Amy Jasper helps students navigate the college admissions process through her admissions consulting service, My College Fit. She has worked in undergraduate admissions at a number of institutions including Duke University and the College of William & Mary.  VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application?  Amy: The Common Application and individual colleges do not release their updated applications until the summer before senior year. I encourage students to get the general informa ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Amy Jasper