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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

Important Habits of Effective Test-Takers

Important Habits of Effective Test-Takers

Certain students do well on virtually every exam in every subject they tackle. Oftentimes, the secret to their success can appear nebulous or innate. However, most effective test-takers possess key habits and traits that ensure they earn high marks time and again. Let us examine a few: 1. They are prepared One of the most important factors in scoring well on any exam, whether it is the SAT, the MCAT, an AP, or a final, is preparation. It may sound obvious, but effective preparation is paramount. All effective test-takers devote significant time and effort to understanding the amount and type of studying they must complete in order to su ... Read More About Important Habits of Effective Test-Takers