Does a College’s Student Body Matter?

Does a College’s Student Body Matter?

Throughout the college application process, we hear and read remarks about the student body. Some of them we can easily push aside (I’m looking at…

TP’s Guide to Beginning Your College Search

TP’s Guide to Beginning Your College Search

As the school year winds down and summer starts, incoming seniors around the country are beginning to ramp up their college search. With over 2,500…

TP’s Complete Guide to Having an Awesome College Trip

TP’s Complete Guide to Having an Awesome College Trip

You can comb through the pamphlets, you can scour the website, and you can have an awkward Skype conversation with your mom’s friend’s brother who graduated from…

Why Going to a Small College Rocks

Why Going to a Small College Rocks

One of the most important factors of picking a college is size. There are hundreds of large research universities in our country with upwards of…

How To Make A Preliminary College List

How To Make A Preliminary College List

One thing that my college counselor advised that I thought was incredibly helpful was for me to make a list of colleges I might be…

5 Colleges with Great Financial Aid

5 Colleges with Great Financial Aid

As universal and necessary as it is, a college education in the United States presently costs way more than it should. Every year, countless students…

What My Old Guide Books Say About My Current College

What My Old Guide Books Say About My Current College

At the beginning of the college process, I remember my main source of information being my great big college guide books. They were the closest…

A Musical Representation of the College Admissions Process

A Musical Representation of the College Admissions Process

Music helps us get through, identify, and celebrate significant moments in our lives.  I realized when watching the music video to Sonic Youth’s Drunken Butterfly…

TP’s 12 Days of College Apps: 80 Colleges with Post-January 1st Deadlines

TP’s 12 Days of College Apps: 80 Colleges with Post-January 1st Deadlines

Welcome to TP’s 12 Days of College Apps series, where we’ll be helping you out with your most pressing college app questions during the remaining…

Baby, It’s Colder on Campus

Baby, It’s Colder on Campus

Chicago is a city known for its tall towers, thick pizza and below freezing temperatures. However, two years ago I decided to leave my 50-degree…

How to Visit a School Without Actually Visiting It

How to Visit a School Without Actually Visiting It

 Not every college you’re interested in will be in close proximity to where you live. Many times, it’s impossible to visit these schools before applying…

Everything You Need to Know about the Wonderful World of Women’s Colleges

Everything You Need to Know about the Wonderful World of Women’s Colleges

Women’s colleges seem to get a lot of flak these days. Less than two percent of college-bound women these days are choosing women’s colleges and…

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