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5 Ways to Make Your Dorm Room a Home

Make your dorm room more like a home-away-from-home!The start of college is looming just a few months away. Many students will be moving out of their parents home, and leaving behind their childhood bedrooms. When I moved into the dorms at the University of Oklahoma, it was the first time I hadn’t gone to sleep in the same room my parents brought me home to from the hospital. It was sort of scary. But, I had brought a few things with me to make my dorm room feel more like home.

1. Pictures. I know it sounds kind of cheesy, but having a family photo on your desk will make you feel better if you get homesick. Make a collage with photos of you and your friends. Even if your friends are going to the same school, the collage will let you show your college friends how popular you were in high school! Read the rest of this entry »

Paying Tuition in Full is Your Ticket to College Acceptance

checkAs more colleges and universities face reducing endowments and students who need more financial aid than ever before, favor is beginning to fall to applicants who can pay their own way, in full. These institutions are suppose to remain “need-blind,” not taking in to account a student’s financial position, however, they are skirting around this by accepting more transfer or foreign students who are ready to sign a check.

“If you are a student of means or ability, or both, there has never been a better year,” Robert A. Sevier, an enrollment consultant to colleges, told the New York Times. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Best Value Colleges in the United States

When it comes to paying for a college education, everyone’s looking for a bargain — and thanks to the Princeton Review, students have some help looking for the best deals.  According to the Princeton Review, here are the top 10 “best value” colleges in the United States.

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1. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) Read the rest of this entry »


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