What is it Like to Attend The Pennsylvania State University?

What is it Like to Attend The Pennsylvania State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Alexandra is a Philadelphia tutor specializing in Environmental Science, Essay Editing, and all levels of Spanish. She is a 2013 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource Management. 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? Alexandra: Penn State is located in central PA, which is a very rural area. The neare ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend The Pennsylvania State University?

Deferred Admission in Early Decision: What You Need to Know

Deferred Admission in Early Decision: What You Need to Know

The following piece was written by Rachel Korn. Rachel has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, as well as the founder of her own admissions consulting firm.    You’ve heard back from your dream school about your Early Decision (ED) application – no, not rejected; no, not admitted; deferred – your application will be re-read and reconsidered with the Regular Decision (RD) applicant pool in the coming months for a final answer later. In the meantime, what can you do to improve your chances of admission? How can you manage this time p ... Read More About Deferred Admission in Early Decision: What You Need to Know

What is it Like to Attend Michigan State University?

What is it Like to Attend Michigan State University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Marci is a Phoenix tutor specializing in Algebra, Calculus, and Chemistry. She graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 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? Marci: Michigan State University in East Lansing is a large, nature-filled campus at the heart of a college town. I always felt sa ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Michigan State University?

What is it Like to Attend University of Miami?

What is it Like to Attend University of Miami?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Zach is a New York City tutor specializing in many areas of test prep including SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Ecosystem Science & Policy and International Studies. See what he had to say about his 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? Zach: South Florida is a unique place and the UMiami campus reflects that b ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend University of Miami?

Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview

Your college admissions interview is a great chance for you to get the inside scoop about a university from somebody who knows first-hand. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity and prepare accordingly. The following five suggestions are examples of questions that could both make a good impression on the interviewer and aid you in learning more about the school.   1. What should I know about this college that I cannot learn elsewhere? It is best to avoid asking questions that can be easily answered with some quick online research. Don’t waste your time asking questions like, “What is the most common major here?” ... Read More About Top 5 Questions to Ask in an Admissions Interview