First Carnival of College and Finance

I figured it was high time College and Finance got some other input on college and finances. So, I’ve decided to start the Carnival of College and Finance. Over the last week, I was given many, many submissions. Here’s what I thought were the best, and most helpful for college students. Check them out. Admissions … Read more First Carnival of College and Finance

Partying 101 – How to Avoid the Party Foul (Top 10 List)

It’s undeniable that nearly every student will attend at least one party in college. It’s also undeniable that almost everyone will be “that guy” (or girl) at least once. As long as parties have existed, so have party fouls. It’s almost painful to go year after year and see different people make the same party … Read more Partying 101 – How to Avoid the Party Foul (Top 10 List)

Consider a Desktop for Your College Computer

I am always asked what type of computer is best for college. People hear a lot of things, but mostly “Laptop, laptop, laptop!” I’m always first to tell freshman entering college to slow down and consider a desktop for a moment. While laptops do have specific advantages (which I’ll share with you in tomorrow’s post, … Read more Consider a Desktop for Your College Computer

Going Greek – The Pros and Cons

Many, but not all, college campuses have some sort of Greek life. There are varying degrees of involvement. For example, Williams has the highest percentage of Greek involvement. If you go to a college that has Greek life, chances are someone will try to recruit you. A lot of people have opinions both positive and … Read more Going Greek – The Pros and Cons

If You Didn’t Get Accepted to Your Dream College

It’s about that time of year when perspective college students around the country will be getting their acceptance, or rejection letters. By now, you probably know that if the envelope is nice and fat, full of pamphlets and the like, then you’re in. However, if it’s a thin little sheet of paper you receive, then … Read more If You Didn’t Get Accepted to Your Dream College

How to Study: Strategies for Maximizing Your GPA

If you’re smart enough to get into college, you’re smart enough to do well in college. What is uniquely challenging about college academics is not the material, but the pace and the total workload students must deal with. Maximizing your GPA is simply a matter of adopting the right study habits for the pace and … Read more How to Study: Strategies for Maximizing Your GPA

How to Save Thousands of Dollars on the Cost of College

What you need to know about financial aid BEFORE choosing a college College and Finance is all about giving students and families the best information. With this in mind, Todd Johnson, who is the principal college admission consultant for College Admissions Partners, has written a two-part guest post on saving money via financial aid and … Read more How to Save Thousands of Dollars on the Cost of College

The 8th Carnival of College and Finance

Welcome to the 8th Edition of the Carnival of College and Finance! Once again, we had some great submissions, and some not-so-great, mortgage-refinancing spam-laden submissions. However, after sorting through the garbage, here’s the best posts submitted to the 8th Carnival of College and Finance! Admissions Jeanine Little presents Saving for College | Enlightened Family posted … Read more The 8th Carnival of College and Finance

Why You Probably Need Microsoft Office In College

There are several undeniable facts about working and studying in college. One is that people have to write papers no matter what their major is. Another is that many students will most likely have to give at least one presentation. The last undeniable fact is that students will also most likely have to work with … Read more Why You Probably Need Microsoft Office In College

Why Women Are Getting More Rejection Letters Than Men

I was reading an ESPN article, which mentioned the fact that there are significantly more women in colleges, and applying to colleges, than men. I thought this was a pretty interesting fact. I was than led to a New York Times article entitled, To All The Girls I’ve Rejected. It was written by Jennifer Delahunty … Read more Why Women Are Getting More Rejection Letters Than Men