Articles tagged with College Life

Graduation Rates Of Athletes

Graduation Rates Of Athletes

Practice, class, practice, class, practice, homework, class, clubs/organizations, homework, game, practice, class, homework, projects, practice game and then maybe laundry – goes the schedule of collegiate athletes.             Compare that to a typical full-time student’s schedule of class, homework, clubs/organizations and of course maybe laundry…maybe. A student athlete’s schedule is more demanding than a typical student’s.             However, N.C.A.A. student athletes are now graduating at record r ... Read More About Graduation Rates Of Athletes

College Culture

College Culture

Choosing a college based on strong academics is very important; however, there is a lot more to college than its national, academic rankings.             Every college has its own unique culture, consisting of its academics, its geographic location and its student body. It’s the vibe one gets from that college. There is nothing you can read or hear to fully understand a college’s culture. No one can tell you truly what it’s truly like, and how you will feel about it. You need to visit as often as you can.             ... Read More About College Culture

The American Education Gap

The American Education Gap

America was once the leader in postsecondary degrees. However, in recent years it has fallen far from the top.             The Lumina Foundation for Education placed a goal in 2008 for a college completion rate of 60 percent by 2025. America will not reach that goal, according to an article in The Washington Post.             The foundation claims to be the first organization to set this benchmark, which was later adopted by President Barack Obama and other education administrators.         &n ... Read More About The American Education Gap

The Disappearance Of Small Classes

The Disappearance Of Small Classes

Most schools boast small, effective student to faculty ratios. Smaller classes give students more one-on-one time with faculty members, increasing the value of their education. But, the economic downturn is dramatically increasing the size of classes at all levels.             Justin Snider, an undergraduate professor of writing at Columbia University, wrote a guest column in The Washington Post stating that schools can no longer afford small classes.             Snider cited California’s 1996 decision to launch a state-wide, c ... Read More About The Disappearance Of Small Classes

Choosing A Research University

Choosing A Research University

The tips below will provide students with insights from an article in The US News & World Report regarding the pros and cons of small/large colleges.             Typically research colleges are much larger, and their professors focus highly on research, opposed to teaching.             Here are 10 benefits of attending a research university: 1. The best researchers can be the best teachers: There is a common held belief that professors who focus mainly on research are not committed to the classroom and are therefore poor teacher ... Read More About Choosing A Research University