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College Life Does Not Mean Students Become Heavy Drinkers, Study Suggests

"Heavy drinking among college students is one of the most common misconceptions of many people about college students is that they are engaged to excessive drinking, but a study suggests that this is not always the case."

Started in College Life by Dave_Berry

Changes Made to Common App Essay Prompts for 2017-2018

The Common Application, used by nearly 700 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad for admissions, just announced its essay prompts for the 2017-2018 college admissions season—and there are some big changes from last year.

This Is How You and Your Child Select the Right College

Darron Collins, president of the private College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, advises families on the best way to decide on a college

Started in Parents Forum by Dave_Berry

Business Is the Most Popular College Major, but That Doesn’t Mean It’s a Good Choice

Business is the most-popular major on college campuses these days, but the National Survey of Student Engagement reveals some keys reasons why this is not always the best choice. Let us know your thoughts!

Started in Parents Forum by cobrat

How to Become Popular in College?

Currently, I go to a small religious high school and don't have that many friends. I'm looking to become more popular and make friends in college. How do I make that happen?

Started in College Life by jerseygirl188

U Kentucky’s Need-Based Aid Gamble

University of Kentucky seeks to drastically shift its aid strategy to improve retention, rolling back the use of funds for top students who can afford to pay. What do you think about this rare move for a state flagship university?

Started in Parents Forum by OHMomof2

Signficance of Freshman Retention Rate of Selective Colleges/Universities

Graduation and retention rates tend to track admission selectivity (stronger entering students are more likely to graduate, and on time). What are your thoughts?

Started in Parents Forum by GnocchiB

Harvard Program Fails Federal Gainful Employment Test, Pauses Admissions

Federal sanctions aren't just for predatory for-profits any more... Harvard and other brand-name schools have programs with questionable financial outcomes.