Resources and Articles

Helpful tips, resources, and articles from our Admissions Experts and the CollegeAdvisor team.

As you begin your college admissions process, you may hear about “first generation college students.” This might lead you to wonder: what are first generation college students? Am I a […]

What to Bring to College – An Introduction to the College Packing List Now that you’ve mastered the art of distilling who you are into a college application, your next […]

Average GPA for College & GPA Requirements: Introduction Your Grade Point Average (GPA) plays an important role in the college application process. But you may be wondering just how important […]

The College Recommendation Letter – An Introduction As you begin your college application process, you will likely hear a lot about college recommendation letters. In this guide, with insight from […]

Best Schools for Architecture: An Introduction You love art, mathematics, and science: you’re a critical thinker with a creative side. You aren’t afraid of a demanding profession with long hours. […]

College Enrollment Guide So you’re past applications and have moved on to the exciting process of college enrollment! Well, congratulations. Choosing what school you’re going to attend is an exciting […]

Best Liberal Arts Colleges and Beyond: An Introduction  A liberal arts degree can get you a long way. If you’re wondering about the best liberal arts colleges in the U.S. […]

Top Engineering Colleges, Best Computer Science Schools, and Best Colleges for Science: An Introduction As a science or engineering student, the college application process can feel daunting. With so many […]

Best Universities for Business & Best Colleges for Economics- Overview So, you’re interested in majoring in business or economics in college and thinking about the best universities for business and […]

College Acceptance Letters- A CollegeAdvisor Guide Every year, when college acceptance letters are sent out, thousands of students hope to receive a college acceptance letter. The letter confirms that they’ve […]

College Application Letters College application cover letters support your college applications, college resume, and college application essay prompts. In combination with the other elements of your college applications, particularly your […]

CollegeAdvisor’s 10 Best Examples of College Essays and Why They Worked The college essay is one of the most important parts of the college admissions process—and it’s also one of […]

Your Dream School: What It Is and How CollegeAdvisor.com Can Help Finding your dream school can be a real challenge. Or, maybe you already know the schools you want to […]

The most important step in the college application process is creating lists of colleges you want to target.  As you make your list, both global and US college rankings can provide useful information. This can help you find the best colleges and best universities for you. 

What is UPenn’s Huntsman Program? The Huntsman Program at the University of Pennsylvania is a dual-degree program in the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. The UPenn Huntsman […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Finn explains the importance of parent involvement in the college application process. For more guidance on the college application process in general, sign up for […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Bailee Peralto shares tips on maintaining self-care during junior year, especially throughout the college application process. For more guidance on the college application process […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert KiKi explains what being a first-generation college student means. Kiki covers what first-generation college students need to know during the application process and how […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com admissions expert Lara walks us through the college application process for the international student. For more guidance on the college application process in general, sign up for a monthly […]

In the following article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Kim Phan (Harvard ‘21) shares tips on how to choose your college essay topic. For more guidance on the college applications process in general, sign up for a monthly plan […]

In this article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Abbie explains how college rankings are calculated and how they impact the application process. For more guidance on planning for the future and the […]