29 Elite Colleges You Can Actually Afford

This article was originally written for FirstGenerationStudent.com, now a part of ImFirst.org. For many first-generation and low-income students, dreams of attending an elite college or university are just that: dreams. Students and their parents fear they won’t...

“Aye, there’s the rub”

“Jeez Jason,” I exclaim rather enviously, “you must be 10 pounds heavier with all those medals hanging around your neck!” But what else can I say? My childhood friend, who just spent an entire year in Germany, graduates Summa Cum Laude—an unblemished 4.0. He...

Tips for a Better Personal Statement

You may have been accepted into college—but the work doesn’t stop there. Whether you are a junior in high school, applying to 10 different schools, or a college senior, learning how to write a better, more effective personal statement is crucial. An essay prompt/cover...