What have you gone to see? Have you seen Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?
how 2 train your Dragon 2?:
or are your waiting for
Guardians of the Galaxy:
This summer I hope you are having fun, hanging at the skateboard park, going to the movies or reading your favorite books. Some of you are working, some are traveling , and others are volunteering. some of you are thinking about college. It is a rather intimidating process and not everyone finds it easy.
Today I have a place for you to look that is a little different:Colleges that change lives. If you look at the list of colleges . You will find a list of very good colleges. There are a number of different colleges her , but according to the website these are the things they have in common:
To find a college that changes lives, look for these distinguishing attributes:
Low student-to-faculty ratios that foster collaboration, engaged learning, and personal attention. Classes are taught by professors, not TAs.
Faculty are dedicated and passionate about teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students.
A commitment to undergraduate education that focuses on the liberal arts and sciences. Opportunities for undergraduate research are prevalent.
A living and learning environment that is primarily residential and emphasizes the benefits of community, personal growth, participation, and involvement.
Smaller student enrollments that allow students to be known and recognized as individuals.
Out-of-classroom learning opportunities that provide students with an added perspective about themselves, their interests, and the global community. Participation in internships, study abroad, service to others, and special interest activities is common and expected.
Holistic admission policies including “test-optional” applications for admission. These schools take into consideration everything about an applicant—not just their numbers on an application.
Alumni networks that help graduates with professional and career development opportunities as well as foster lifelong friendships based on an involved and engaged undergraduate student experience.
An ideal living and learning environment where students can meet and exceed their own expectations for personal intellectual growth.
even if you don’t end up at one of theses colleges, this is a great place to start and help you focus on what yo want from a college.