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Inside the Fulbright Scholarship Experience

By Maria Lopez-Puigdollers The Fulbright Scholar Program is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. Founded by the United States government in the aftermath of World War II to promote peace and mutual understanding between the United States...

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Figuring out a Major

by Ukasha Farooq Don’t know what you want to study? Don’t know yet what you wish to pursue for your career? Find yourself feeling pressured about making this difficult life-decision too soon before you head to college? Do not fret...

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Ensuring a Safe and Warm Environment as a First Year Student.

by Umey Aimen Joining a university can be a life-changing experience as long as you make it one. To ensure your experience falls within the former part, you have to take into account many factors - this begins not when...

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Understanding the Questbridge Application

by Ijaaz Jackaria When it comes to sending US college applications, the good old days of mailing individual paper copies to universities and waiting to receive a Hogwarts-esque acceptance letter in the mailbox are long  gone—seriously though, it must have...

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College Admission Applications Spike 2022 and Next Steps

By Akshatha Achar   On March 31st, many of the most prestigious institutions in the US told their applicants if they had been accepted. While we heard paeans about the record number of applications, we also absorbed a new reality....

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The Importance of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

By  David Shepley What do you think of when you hear the word entrepreneur? Titans of Industry like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Steve Jobs? Maybe comedic TV series like Silicon Valley which glorify eccentric egos, legendary lifestyles, sudden successes,...

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Your Final University Decision: It’s More than Just Rankings

By Shahamah Tariq Every time her phone screen illuminates, or she hears a ‘ding’ from a notification, Olivia’s heart beats a little faster. She rushes to check her email, eagerly and often nervously anticipating the words “congratulations, you’ve been accepted!”...

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What is Columbia’s Famous “Core Curriculum?”

By David Shepley International students aspiring to pursue higher education in the United States do so valuing North America’s unique educational approach. The UK places primary focus on academic merit when evaluating applicants and requires them to specialize in a...

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Why Are UChicago Prompts Weird?

By Ijaaz Jackaria If you are a prospective student wishing to apply to colleges in the US, chances are you’ve come across the name of “The University of Chicago.” No, we are not an Ivy League, but yes, we are...

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Sciences or Arts? The B.A. vs. B.S. Decision

By Areesha Velani When choosing my intended major, Psychology, I was lost between which path to take. I had enjoyed experimental subjects throughout my high school years such as Biology and Chemistry, but I was also curious to explore unique...

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Managing Stress During College Application Season

By Rowa El-Tohami 1. Start (early). Starting is the hardest part of getting things done. Oftentimes, students are overwhelmed by thoughts of the application process, so they procrastinate on getting started with tasks but this will only lead to work...

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Studying the Arts at U.S. Universities

By Akshatha Achar The arts challenge us with different points of view, compel us to empathize, and give us the opportunity to reflect on the human condition. Pursuit of the arts at the university-level cultivates skills in both the practice...

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