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    City Spotlight – Boston

    Harvard, Northeastern, Boston University, Tufts, MIT. [line_break] [line_break] These are the names of just a few of the high-caliber colleges and universities in or near Boston, Massachusetts. Known for being one of the most pivotal cities in American history dating...

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    Cold Weather – What’s That?

    For a majority of Hale students, living in a colder climate is a new phenomenon.  Some of North America’s most popular higher education institutions are located in colder climates, including all of the Ivy League universities, Brandeis, Tufts, NYU, McGill,...

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    College Life: The Best of Amherst, Georgetown, UChicago, and Brandeis

    When I was applying to college five years ago, I did not know where to begin my college search. Considering the thousands of colleges in the US, it was hard to choose where to apply and which university would be...

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    Demystifying the Liberal Arts

    For many, the phrase “liberal arts” invokes confusion. Why liberal? Why arts? Does studying “liberal arts” mean one does not have a chance to learn the sciences? The term has its roots in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. In these...

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    College Curricula: Which One is Right for You?

    Open, closed; flexible, rigid; gen-eds, majors—despite commonalities in their approach to education, universities in the United States differ on what they expect of their students and their educational philosophies. All schools require a set number of courses prior to graduation,...

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    How to Choose Your College Courses

    Introduction to Computer Animation; Boatbuilding: Design, Making, and Culture; Coming of Age in Postwar Czechoslovakia; Javanese Gamelan. [line_break] [line_break] Like a Spinney’s aisle loaded with forty-seven kinds of energy bars, college course catalogs offer a dizzying array of options for...

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    The Common App Personal Statement Prompts are Out…Which One Should You Choose?

    Just weeks after our seniors finished submitting their applications for the Fall of 2019, the Common Application announced this year’s personal statement prompts. The good news: The prompts haven’t changed since last year. The bad news: Well, there is none....

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    The SAT Curve and How to Beat It

    You may have the right résumé and grades for your top-choice college, but one hurdle yet remains: The SAT Exam. What scores do you need for the SAT, and how hard is it to improve your score? Is there a...

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    The Early Acceptances Are In. . . And We’re Ecstatic!

    It's been an incredible journey for our students who applied to US universities this year. As the dust settles, and students in the Class of 2019 say goodbye to test preparation and essay writing, we are excited to announce the initial results of...

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    Diversity on US Campuses – What to Expect

    It’s no secret that universities and workplaces are becoming increasingly diverse - both in America, and across the world. As globalization pushes people of different nationalities, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds into closer contact and collaboration with each other, cross-cultural understanding...

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    Why You Should Apply Early

    In the endlessly complicated alphabet soup that is American university admissions, there are three acronyms that every prospective applicant needs to be familiar with as they lay out their application strategy: ED (Early Decision), EA (Early Action), and RD (Regular...

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    College Rankings Explained

    Almost every prospective college student and parent has taken at least a passing glance at the US News and World Report annual college rankings. Every year, US News and World Report releases a comprehensive list of what they deem to...

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