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What is it Like to Attend Rutgers University?

What is it Like to Attend Rutgers University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nida graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Media. She is an Austin tutor who specializes in Essay Editing, Reading, Grammar and Mechanics, and more. Check out her review of 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? Nida: Rutgers University (New Brunswick,NJ) is a huge campus spanning two towns (New Brunswick and Piscataway) and divided into five ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Rutgers University?

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

The following piece was written by Zach Kwartler. Zach is a graduate of Princeton University and the Marketing Manager for Story To College, an admissions consulting service. He can be reached at zach.kwartler@storytocollege.com.   Imagine you’re applying to Harvard. You attend one of the top high schools in your area, are ranked in the Top 10 in your class, scored above 700 on all three sections of the SAT, and just returned from a 5-week immersion trip in Argentina. With these numbers, how can you not get into a great college? Now, imagine you’re on the Harvard admissions committee. You received over 36,000 applications f ... Read More About What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Liz Perelstein

Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Liz Perelstein

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Liz Perelstein is the Chair and Founder of School Choice International, a leading school placement consulting organization. Prior to starting School Choice International, Liz worked in all levels of education as a teacher, educational administrator, and more. She holds two Master’s degrees from The University of Chicago, one in Educational Administration and one in Public Policy, and is a well-known entrepreneur who frequently speaks on topics related to several areas of education. Along with her team of experts at School Choice Inte ... Read More About Ask a Private School Admissions Expert: Liz Perelstein

How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

The following piece was written by Kofi Kankam. Kofi has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the co-founder of Admit Advantage. Well, I want to start by making it clear that not all acceptance letters from colleges come in large manila envelopes, so you shouldn’t be grief-stricken at the sight of what appears to be the dreaded denial letter. In fact, many colleges send a single acceptance letter followed by a larger envelope detailing next steps and early aid offers. And in some cases, the process may be completely elect ... Read More About How to Handle Rejection in College Admissions

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Irvine?

What is it Like to Attend University of California, Irvine?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Nikhita is a Los Angeles tutor specializing in Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, and more. She is a senior at University of California, Irvine majoring in Biological Sciences. See what she had to say about 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? Nikhita: UC Irvine is set in the middle of a very suburban town, but the university is very different from the city itself. My experiences of growing up in ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of California, Irvine?