The Pros and Cons of Choosing a Brand Name School

The Pros and Cons of Choosing a Brand Name School

When I tell people that I attend Wesleyan University, the second through fourth most common responses are as follows: “Oh, the all girls’ school.” “That’s…

33 Things I Learned During Freshman Year

33 Things I Learned During Freshman Year

As I am writing this, I have just completed my last final. My freshman year of college is officially over. While this year on whole…

The Right and Wrong Reasons to Transfer Colleges

The Right and Wrong Reasons to Transfer Colleges

So you’ve been at college for a while now, and it’s not living up to your expectations. Maybe your hallmates are obnoxious, or your classes…

TP’s Complete (and Honest) College Admissions Glossary

TP’s Complete (and Honest) College Admissions Glossary

There’s this moment in high school when it suddenly feels like all anyone wants to talk about is college. Feel left out of the loop, or…

Op-Ed: Sweet Briar’s Closing and the Student Loans Bubble

Op-Ed: Sweet Briar’s Closing and the Student Loans Bubble

On March 4, Sweet Briar College announced that it would be closing permanently at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. The board of directors…

4 Ways Your Life Gets Better in College

4 Ways Your Life Gets Better in College

Sometimes high school can feel like an endless toil, devoid of any excitement, fun, or sometimes even learning. When I think back on high school,…

4 Mistakes I Made While Applying to College

4 Mistakes I Made While Applying to College

I had what most would consider a pretty successful college application process. I started early, did a ton of research, and put a lot of…

Inside a Perfect Score: What Does It Mean to Get a 2400?

Inside a Perfect Score: What Does It Mean to Get a 2400?

Getting a perfect score on the SAT or ACT is thought to be among highest accolades a high school student can attain. According to many…

Have You Edited Your Common App Essay Too Much?

Have You Edited Your Common App Essay Too Much?

Your Common App essay has the ability to make or break your college application. You’re informed by your teachers, counselors, and peers that these 650…

21 Vital Life Skills That College Won’t Teach You

21 Vital Life Skills That College Won’t Teach You

College offers you an entryway into the beginnings of adult life. It teaches you how to manage your time efficiently, how to correspond professionally with…

The Do’s and Don’ts of College Confidential

The Do’s and Don’ts of College Confidential

Ah, College Confidential: the web’s premier community for college-bound individuals. Some love it, some have described it as, “an absolutely awful website that privileges and…

Op-Ed: There’s Nothing Wrong with Living an “Ordinary” Life

Op-Ed: There’s Nothing Wrong with Living an “Ordinary” Life

“I’m so afraid that I’ll just go to college and get a boring job and get married and never do anything to be remembered by.” Raise…

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