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UC Berkeley ranked #1 public, #7 world university

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) just published their list ranking the world's universities and placed Cal as the nation's best public …

10 Things I Learned Within My First Two Months of College

<b>Read the original story on The Odyssey.</b><p>It is only the first two months into the school year, and if I have learned anything so far, it's that being a freshman in college is rough. It hasn't been hard just because I'm from out of state, or that school itself is really challenging, but I also don't …

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

Stanford Offers Free Tuition to More Students

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College & University

15 surprisingly valuable arts majors

It wasn’t long ago when arts and literature programs were the subject of jokes about the sagging employment market, but times have changed. Today’s graduates of arts and literature disciplines can find professional niches where their academic training provides specialized advantages in the …

Looking for money for college? Check out this app

Six years ago, as a high school junior, Christopher Gray, 22, took one look at the exorbitant cost of college and decided he’d better line up as much …

When the rent is too high: Cornell's student housing conundrum

Students planning to live off-campus at Cornell University are familiar with high rent prices for less-than-stellar apartments and signing leases a year in advance.<p>The competition for off-campus housing is often so steep that students camp out in front of management companies to secure a lease for …

Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education …

What It Takes To Prepare For College Today

As I start posting on education in general and the college admissions process in particular, I may not have to go with the whole Roman Catholic “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned…” preamble; however, I do have a confession to make: I didn’t take high school and the college application process …

What It Takes To Get Into UC Berkeley

My previous article provided a little bit of guidance on what it takes to get admitted to Stanford, an elite university. In this article, I’d like to highlight a few topical issues and provide tips that might help juniors and younger students in high school prepare for UC Berkeley (“Cal”), …

Picking a college might get easier with this new tool

Officials at the Department of Education are hoping a new tool they’re expected to unveil later this summer will change the conversation about what …

College & University

Why this law firm refuses to hire Ivy League grads

There’s few doors that a Harvard law degree won’t open for you, up to and including the oval office.<p>Though the opportunities for Ivy League law grads …

You Don't Say

One of the readers of my workday “at the desk” dispatches suggested this evening that I should collect them into a book or a calendar. And a former …

Is Your Teen Stressed? 12 Ways to Help

Parent and peer pressure have always been heightened during teen years, however, the expectations placed on teens today seem higher than ever. And when those expectations can't be reached, teen stress builds.<p>Added to the pressure and need to be socially accepted by their peers, teens are expected …

Teen Stress: What Parents Need to Know

Eleventh grade felt like the 7th circle of Hell, a place so sinister and drained of joy that I despaired of my kids or I ever emerging from it. …

Parenting

How to Help Teens Reduce Stress in High-Anxiety Times and Always

It's college application season, and millions of high school seniors across the nation are coping with the stress of writing application essays, filling out scholarship and financial aid forms and worrying if they will be admitted to the school of their choice.<p>For some teens, these demands are …