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Making Your Big College Decision? These 4 Steps Can Help

Now that you know which schools have accepted you, here's how to choose The One.<p>Despite all the hype about the 90-plus percent rejection rates of a …

How to Pick a College: Part 6 The Best College Decision

College decisions should incorporate a good deal of investigative effort. There's a lot of information to sort through and it's difficult to distill useful, accurate content from opinion. You might want to know how to choose a major or find the best college fit. At Synocate our students use a …

College & University

The Highest and Lowest Paying College Majors

A study by by the nonprofit Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analyzed four years worth of wage data, from 2009-2013, compiled by the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. It calculated median annual wages earned by college-educated workers between the ages of 25 and …

College & University

How to Pick a College: Part 2 Choosing a Major

(See Part 1 Vibe)<p>Think of academic study in college as an opportunity to refine a skillset. At Synocate we ask our student what problem they want to solve and which skills they'll need to address it. Choosing a major is the first step and should always serve as part of an academic plan. Your …

An Open Letter to Anyone Worried About Where They're Going to College

My buddy (and new parent) sent me this article. It's about 6th graders so worried about grades and where they'll go to college that they take stimulants to stay up and study. Some are so angry and upset that they cut themselves.<p>So I'm writing this post to you -- those worried about getting into …

College & University

See Which College Majors Lead Graduates to Their Parents' Basements

It’s an old joke among humanities majors: You may be nourishing the soul, but when you graduate, it’s back to living with your parents while you look …

Which Colleges Produce Grads Who Find Meaning in Their Work?

Elite private universities aren't even close to the top in a study of whose alumni believe their jobs are making the world a better place.<p>It’s pretty predictable which universities will top the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings—Princeton, Harvard, and Yale—though their order may shuffle …

Which College—and Which Major—Will Make You Richest?

A new study finds that nine of the 10 most lucrative degrees in America are in computer science programs at elite colleges—and Harvey Mudd runs away with the lead<p>A Bachelor of Science from Harvey Mudd College, the small California science and engineering school, is the most valuable college degree …

Stress management can help more students succeed in college (essay)

We in higher education now serve more students with more stress than ever before, yet we have done little to learn about the strategies to help them …

Education

Study, examinations, and stress: blood pressure assessments...

... most of these measurements involve a laborious analysis process and, additionally, it is difficult to have enough monitoring tools required for …

Psychology

What colleges are doing to address students' unprecedented levels of stress

Ye Seong Kim's freshman year at<p>UCLAwas so stressful that she considered dropping out and attending a community college until she was better prepared.<p>"After struggling and studying so hard, it seemed like it wasn't paying off and I wasn't getting the grades," said Kim, 21. "I wasn't enjoying the …

Mental Health