How to Choose a Creative College

How to Choose a Creative College

The following piece was written by Elaina Loveland. Elaina is an admissions consultant for students pursuing creative degrees. She has two published books – Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers, and Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers. If you want to major in the arts and earn a degree in Art, Drama, Dance, Music, or Creative Writing, it might take some research to find the right program for you. Unlike degrees that are offered at nearly every college and university (think History or Biology), creative programs often vary greatly by ins ... Read More About How to Choose a Creative College

What is it Like to Attend Baylor University?

What is it Like to Attend Baylor University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Ivorie graduated from Baylor University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in Algebra, ISEE prep, Grammar & Mechanics, and more. See what she had to say about her 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? Ivorie: Everyone refers to Baylor as the “Baylor Bubble.” It seems like a completely different city from Waco. That bei ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Baylor University?

What is it Like to Attend Pepperdine University?

What is it Like to Attend Pepperdine University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alissa is a Denver tutor specializing in several subjects including SAT/ACT prep, GRE prep, Grammar & Mechanics, and more. She graduated from Pepperdine University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. See what she had to say about her 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? Alissa: Pepperdine is the epitome of beauty. The campus sits right on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Pepperdine University?

3 Ways Extracurricular Activities Help Your Law School Application

3 Ways Extracurricular Activities Help Your Law School Application

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com. Why do law school admissions committees want to know what you do in your free time? Aren’t impressive test scores and a straight-A (well, maybe not straight-A) transcript enough to show that you’re top law school material? Here’s why law schools care about what you do when you’re not at work or at school: 1. What you do with your spare time says a lot about who you are. Grades and test scores will easily help the adcom measure you up against other a ... Read More About 3 Ways Extracurricular Activities Help Your Law School Application

Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT

Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT

Unfortunately, even after months of preparation, students are sometimes faced with an MCAT score that lies below their goal. Though this certainly isn’t a situation anyone necessarily wants to be in, coming to grips with the reality of what caused this outcome is paramount in improving your score the second time you attempt the exam. Below are some questions that will help you narrow down what went wrong the first time and ensure improvement on your retake.     1. How much did you study? The first thing you want to ensure is that you put in a sufficient amount of time preparing for the MCAT. Due to the vast volume of materi ... Read More About Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT