Choosing a College

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Dear Future Philosopher

Jan 13, 2016 by Robert Koons |

NAS member Robert Koons gives advice to those pursuing philosophy.

What to do With That Major?

Jun 05, 2014 by Jason Fertig |

How often do most students work within their "fields of study," and what sorts of jobs do most students end up having?

On the Problem of Student Mismatching

Feb 19, 2014 by George Leef |

Students are choosing universities for which they are underqualified, opting for "party schools" over more prestigious universities. The market of education allows for customers to pick and choose as they wish.

Better Matching of Students and Colleges?

Nov 23, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, I write about a company, ConnectEdu, that is bringing the same sort of matching that’s used in online dating services to college applications. It seems promising to me and may…

Is Higher Ed on the Brink of Major Change?

Oct 12, 2011 by George Leef |

In the recent book by Clay Christensen and Henry Eyring, The Innovative University, the authors contend that many colleges and universities will be left in the dust unless they figure out how to adapt, much as companies have crumbled…

College Debt and Colleges’ Extravagance

Aug 30, 2011 by Glenn Ricketts |

Why is there such ballooning debt among so many new college graduates? 

Video: Andrew Ferguson on the College Admissions Circus

Aug 29, 2011 by |

"The entire edifice of higher education now has a huge propaganda machine at its heart, relentlessly pounding home the idea that everybody should go to college." - Andrew Ferguson, father of a college student

Another Non-Problem That Bothers Egalitarians

Aug 11, 2011 by George Leef |

Today's Inside Higher Ed has a story about a new study on students from low-income families and their college choices. 

Admissions Insanity

Aug 03, 2011 by John C. Chalberg |

Historian John C. Chalberg reviews Andrew Ferguson's Crazy U, and concludes that the title has some merit.

Video: John Zmirak on How to Choose a College

Aug 01, 2011 by |

What makes a college overpriced? How do you identify

Is There a College My Son or Daughter Can Trust?

Apr 27, 2011 by John Leo |

Peter Wood answers a parent's question, "If the quality of college education is declining as rapidly as many people say, where do you think my daughter or son should go to school?"

Before You Choose That Credential…

Mar 28, 2011 by Jason Fertig |

Jason Fertig modifies tips from the Wall Street Journal for parents of college-bound children.

Alternatives to College?

Feb 11, 2011 by George Leef |

James Altucher suggests eight.

Readers Answer “Why Did You Choose Your College?”

Aug 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week we started a new "Question of the Week" series. Our first question was Why did you choose the college you attended/attend? Readers answered via email, Twitter, and website comments: John D. Beatty: I chose American Military…

Question of the Week: How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

Aug 27, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

To answer, leave a comment on this article, email us, or respond via Facebook or Twitter (no more than 140 characters).

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