All Posts Tagged With: “Best Colleges”

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Best College Rankings: No. 50 – 100

If you hadn’t already noticed, this is college rankings month. US News & World Report, the big college rankings  gorilla, released its latest lists of the best liberal arts colleges and best universities earlier in August.  Forbes Magazine rolled out its best college list this month too and the Washington Monthly unveiled its picks for  […]

29Aug2010 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued
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Favorite College Blog Posts of 2009

Every weekend I share the college blog posts that I wrote during the past week for CBSMoneyWatch. Since it was the last week of 2009, I used the posts as a way to highlight what I’ve written since CBSMoneyWatch launched during past summer. Favorite Blog Posts for 2009 In this post, you’ll find some of […]

3Jan2010 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

College Advice: Why High School Counselors Can’t Always Help

For many families, college will be the second biggest expense they will ever face — right behind buying a house. Choosing colleges and figuring out how to pay for them is complicated, which is why students and parents often seek college advice from high school counselors. It’s typically difficult, however, for families who want meaningful […]

22Oct2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Finding A Great College in Your Region

Where do you find a great college? I hear that question all the time. You can pour through the big fat college guides from folks like the Princeton Review and Fiske, but they ignore most schools. For instance, Princeton Review’s latest guide covers 371 schools, but there are more than 2,200 four-year colleges and universities […]

2Oct2009 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued

The Real Best Colleges

College rankings are sexy and fun to read, but have you ever wondered if they are really legitimate? If you have, I urge you to check out my latest story for that explores a variety of college rankings. In my article, I take a look at the methodology of various college rankings and then […]

24Sep2009 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued
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Finding the Best Colleges

What are the best colleges in America? Not so fast with your answer. The best colleges aren’t always the ones that enjoy the biggest, shiniest name brands and monopolize the rankings. So how do you find the colleges and universities that do a fantastic — if unheralded — job of educating students? You’re going to […]

15Sep2009 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued
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Weekend College Blog Roundup: Best Colleges You’ve Never Heard Of

As usual, I’m sharing with you the posts that I wrote last week for my college blog for The post that got the most hits, and also great play on the CBS site, focused on Forbes’ latest college rankings. As you’ll discover when you read The Best Colleges You’ve Never Heard Of, the magazine’s […]

9Aug2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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The 10 Secrets of America’s Best Colleges

I’ve always been a nag about college rankings. It’s unfortunate that the first yardstick that many families grab when they are measuring schools is the annual US college rankings by U.S. News & World Reports. Simply whining about college rankings, however, isn’t very helpful, which is why I’m excited about a new report that was […]

6Oct2008 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued