One of the most interesting experiences a senior can have while preparing for college is touring campuses. The school becomes more than just facts and figures on a website. Touring schools gives each place a personality and allows prospective students to get a sense of what it would be like to attend that institution. Unfortunately, … Continue reading College Tours: Personal Insight into Campuses in the Bay Area
Mrs. Favaro is the college counselor at New West; we decided to sit down and interview her to get to know her better! What high school did you attend? San Rafael High School Favorite high school memory: Being the homecoming princess in the homecoming parade. College? UCSB! Favorite college memory? Living with friends that I … Continue reading Interview With Mrs. Favaro
Universities are often judged by their acceptance rates. The idea is that the more students a university rejects, the better the university is. High school administrators, teachers, and parents pressure students to attend the most selective universities they can get in to. Students are convinced that earning degrees from prestigious educational institutions will guarantee happiness … Continue reading Is It Always Better to Attend a More Selective University?
One of the largest topics for debate in national politics is college affordability. It’s on the minds of high school kids across the country--and rightfully so. The top three most expensive universities in the United States are Harvey Mudd College, Columbia University, and New York University, each costing just shy of $70,000 (room and board … Continue reading Could College be Free?