VARSITY ADMISSIONS AN EDUCATION BLOG

Ask an Admissions Expert: Carol Barash

June 06, 2013
Ask an Admissions Expert: Carol Barash

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Carol Barash, PhD is a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University and a graduate alumna of the University of Virginia and Princeton University. She has served as an admissions officer at Rutgers University and has received awards for her alumni service to Yale and Princeton. She is the founder and CEO of Story to College, a company dedicated to helping students through all areas of admissions. VT: How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Carol: Throughout high school, students can buil ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Carol Barash

6 Tips to Maximize Your Search for Financial Aid

June 06, 2013
6 Tips to Maximize Your Search for Financial Aid

The following piece was written by David Bakke, a contributing writer for the popular personal finance website and blog, Money Crashers. He offers expertise on many important topics ranging from student loan debt and frugal living to retirement planning and careers. His work has been featured in various prominent publications such as Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.  The cost of a college education is high, and only getting higher. According to the College Board, the overall cost of one year of school at a public college comes in right around $22,000. At a private school, that number is closer to $43,000. The prospect of assuming ... Read More About 6 Tips to Maximize Your Search for Financial Aid

Education vs Income Level in the USA Infographic

June 02, 2013

Education vs Income Level in the USA What is our perception of the correlation between education and income? This infographic explores many facets of how education will impact a person's life. ... Read More About Education vs Income Level in the USA Infographic

What is it Like to Attend University of Houston?

June 02, 2013
What is it Like to Attend University of Houston?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Dana graduated from University of Houston in 2012 where she studied Political Science and Economics. She is an Austin tutor who specializes in SAT prep, Literature, Writing, 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?  Dana: UH is historically a university for the working class, located in Houston's Third Ward. Thus the student body is dedicated, supportive, an ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Houston?

Should I Go To Georgetown University?

June 01, 2013
Should I Go To Georgetown University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Bryan is a Washington D.C. tutor and 2010 graduate of Georgetown University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and specializes in many tutoring subjects including SAT prep, Algebra, Grammar and Mechanics, and more. Check out his review of 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? Bryan: Georgetown University is a unique setting, which was one of the largest draws toward it when I w ... Read More About Should I Go To Georgetown University?