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Love Learning? Here Are 7 Educational Vacations to Take This Summer

Want to spend your summer learning about culture, history, and nature? Check out these seven exciting destinations for your vacation this summer.

Danika Miller

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Student Life

What’s Next for BYU’s ‘Black Menaces’

A group of Black students on TikTok is helping other marginalized students at PWIs expose inequities on their campuses.

Jessica Bryant

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Student Life

The Ultimate College Bucket List: 50 Ideas Guaranteed to Make Lasting Memories

Make the most of your college experience with our ultimate college bucket list. Check out these 50 things to do while you're a student.

Danika Miller

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Student Life

12 Things Every Student Should Do the Summer Before College

Knowing what to do the summer before college can help lead to a seamless transition into student life. Check out our list of 12 things to do this summer.

Danika Miller

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Adulting 101: How to Pay Bills in College

Paying your bills on time is critical to keeping your credit intact. Learn how to pay bills in college and avoid late payments.

Marisa Upson

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Student Life

The Pros and Cons of Staying on Campus During the Summer

Staying on campus over the summer offers several advantages but comes with some drawbacks. Read our guide to learn more.

Staff Writers

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Adulting 101: How to Get Renters Insurance for College Students

Learn more about renters insurance for college students. Explore the best renters insurance for college students. Compare renters insurance by cost and coverage.

Whitney Sandoval

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Student Life

The Most Notable Commencement Speeches of 2022

Taylor Swift headlines this year's crop of celebrity commencement speakers addressing graduates across America's campuses.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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Student Life

Shhh! 10 NYC Libraries Students Secretly Love

Are you hosting the next group study session? You're in luck. NYC has a wealth of libraries. Check out the 10 New York public libraries students love.

Michelle Boudin

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Life in the Big Apple: Best NYC Neighborhoods for Students

The best NYC neighborhoods for students offer walkability, public transportation, and affordable entertainment. Here are a few things to consider.

Sharon Wilfong

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Student Life

8 Reasons to Study in New York

New York offers top-ranked universities, an entertainment mecca, and a wealth of opportunities. Learn why students choose to go to college in New York.

Marisa Upson

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The 50 Best Gifts for College Students

Looking for a gift for the college student in your life? Check out our list of the best gifts for college students for thoughtful, useful ideas that fit your budget.

Staff Writers

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To Walk or Not to Walk: The Pros and Cons of Skipping Commencement

College graduation can be lengthy and dull — but it's still a big event for students and their families. Learn the pros and cons of skipping commencement.

Anne Dennon

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Student Life

The Best College Towns in New York

A great college town can enhance your college experience. Discover the top 10 best college towns in New York.

Emily Gillespie-Lord

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Social Network BeReal Takes Over College Campuses. Here’s How It Works.

Gen Z's new favorite platform is an antidote to the pressure to always appear perfect online.

Anne Dennon

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Student Life

Where Did AOC Go to College?

After attending public schools in New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to Boston University, graduating with two degrees in 2011.

Anne Dennon

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Student Life

10 Great College Commencement Speeches

What makes for a memorable commencement speech? Here are some examples that inspire, entertain, and enlighten.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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Student Life

Ask a Professor: Should You Join a College Honor Society?

What is a college honor society — and should you join one? A professor weighs in on the pros and cons of academic honor societies.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

21 Exciting California Spring Break Trips for College Students

California is a top spring break destination. But what exactly can you do for spring break in California? Our list includes options for every budget.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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Student Life

Adulting 101: How to Do Laundry in College

Doing laundry may intimidate some, but it isn't difficult — it just requires a little time and prep. Learn how to do laundry in college in this guide.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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Adulting 101: How to Make a College Student Grocery List

Many students struggle to figure out what food to buy and how to budget. Learn how to make a college student grocery list for your next shopping trip.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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The 15 Best Colleges for Skiing and Winter Sports

Searching for schools near ski resorts? We've got the list for you. Check out our picks for the best colleges for skiing and winter sports.

Sharon Wilfong

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Student Life

Adulting 101: How to Meal Prep in College

When you're busy with classes and socializing, it can be hard to prioritize yourself. Learning how to meal prep in college can save you time and money.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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The Ultimate Spring Break Packing List for 2022

A helpful spring break packing list can make all the difference on your vacation. Learn what to bring in this roundup of spring break travel items.

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5 Ways College Students Can Learn Outside the Classroom

Learning happens everywhere — not just in the classroom. Here, we introduce five ways college students can learn beyond their textbooks.

Dr. Samantha Fecich

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9 Fun Ways to Announce Your College Decision to Friends and Family

Check out our guide to the best, most fun ways to announce your college choice to loved ones and friends.

Staff Writers

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12 Colleges Already Located in Spring Break Destinations

Ever considered extending your spring break trip indefinitely? Here are 12 colleges in ideal spots that you can attend for year-round vacation vibes.

Danika Miller

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Student Life

A History of Earth Day on College Campuses

Student activists inspired the first Earth Day. Learn how colleges shaped Earth Day and how students pushed for environmental changes both on and off campus.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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8 Spring Break Trips That Won’t Break the Bank

Spring break doesn't have to break the bank. We've found eight spring break trips that are usually cheaper to travel to and offer many free attractions.

Danika Miller

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Student Life

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Theme Park Offers Free College to Employees

The Tennessee theme park Dollywood is participating in a free college for employees program that pays 100% of tuition at partner colleges.

Anne Dennon

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The 10 Best Colleges for Dating in 2022

What are the best colleges for dating? Check out our list to learn about the top schools to meet people, including great campus date ideas.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget (Plus 10 Gift Ideas)

College students can plan fun, romantic activities on a budget for Valentine's Day. Our recommendations also include 10 affordable but romantic gift ideas.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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How to Throw the Best Super Bowl Party in College

The Big Game is among the most enjoyable winter events in college. Read our guide to learn how to throw the best football party.

Staff Writers

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Ask a Professor: How to Build Rapport With Your Professors

Undergrads and grad students benefit from building professional relationships with professors. Learn some easy tips to build rapport with professors.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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The 7 Best Dating Apps for College Students in 2022

Most college students use dating apps. But what are the best dating apps for college students? Our list ranks the college dating apps worth your time.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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10 Snowiest Colleges for Students Who Love Winter

If you love winter, colleges with cold climates can be appealing. Here's a list of the 10 snowiest colleges in America and their winter activities.

Kasia Kovacs

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Student Life

New App Helps Students of Color Navigate College Admissions

The app, founded by former admissions counselor Shawntia Lee, aims to increase college preparedness for students of color.

Jessica Bryant

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Student Life

Top Black Podcasts to Listen to During Black History Month

Growing in popularity, podcasts can shed light on the Black experience. Here are 10 Black podcasts for students to learn about Black history and culture.

Sydney Clark

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Student Life

College TikTok’s Most Popular Influencers

As students increasingly use TikTok to discuss the ins and outs of the college experience, some are becoming influencers with large followings.

Jessica Bryant

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Student Life

What Is Peer Mentoring and How Does It Benefit Students?

Meant to help first-year students transition to college, peer mentoring offers a plethora of benefits for both mentee and mentor.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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New App Helps College Women Share Experiences, Grow Influence

28 Row is creating a community where college women can discuss shared experiences, offer emotional support and grow their social media presence.

Jessica Bryant

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Bill Gates Dropped Out of Harvard. Now, He’s Helping College Students Succeed.

The billionaire famously dropped out of Harvard to found Microsoft. Now, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is helping students make better choices about where to go to college.

Anne Dennon

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Top 13 New Year’s Resolutions for College Students in 2022

Browse our New Year's resolution list for 2022. Explore New Year's resolution ideas that can help improve your health, grades, and finances.

Stefanie Grodman

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The 15 Best Christmas Towns for Students to Visit in 2021

What better way to take a break from studying than a holiday day trip? Check out 15 of the best Christmas towns that are perfect for a winter break getaway.

Danika Miller

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Student Life

10 Holiday and Christmas Volunteer Opportunities for Students

Students can participate in holiday volunteer opportunities to expand their network and make an impact on their communities.

Juliann Scholl, Ph.D

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15 Fun Winter Activities for College Students

Winter doesn't have to be gloomy. Lift your spirits and enjoy the season with outdoor and indoor winter activities.

Stefanie Grodman

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7 College Campuses With the Most Holiday Spirit

We found seven colleges with the most holiday spirit and the best winter student life calendars. Check out their epic festivities and events.

Danika Miller

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7 Places College Students Can Go During Winter Break

Explore the best places to go over winter break. Browse housing options, temporary employment, and winter break trip ideas for college students.

Stefanie Grodman

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Understanding Student Veteran Experiences on Campus

Supporting student veterans first means understanding their diverse experiences. Find out what drives student veterans to academic success.

Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.

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How to Start a Club in College: 8-Step Guide

Starting a club can be one of the most rewarding college experiences. Learn how to start a club in college and the benefits it brings.

Marisa Upson

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College TikTok Gives Inside Look at Student Experience

Students are turning to the social media platform to talk about issues such as campus diversity efforts, student debt, and mental health.

Jessica Bryant

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Student Life

18 Friendsgiving Food Ideas for College Students

Discover 18 Friendsgiving food ideas for college students. Explore options for appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Christina Payne

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11 Fun Friendsgiving Ideas for College Students

Plan a fun Friendsgiving with friends and loved ones! Discover Friendsgiving ideas for decorations, activities, and food.

Christina Payne

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Social Media Ignites Abolish Greek Life Movement

Students are using apps such as Yik Yak and TikTok to discuss sexual assault at fraternities and plan protests calling for campus-wide change.

Anne Dennon

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The 7 Most Haunted College Campuses

Spooky season has arrived, and it's time to find your friendly campus ghost. Check out these scary stories describing seven of the most haunted colleges.

Danika Miller

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A History of the Ivy League

Today, the Ivy League stands as a paragon of academic achievement, but these eight prestigious colleges actually have a long and complicated history.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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13 Fun and Spooky Halloween College Traditions

From parties to pumpkin drops to haunted houses, learn which schools celebrate the season with fun and spooky Halloween college traditions.

Megan Whitenton

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12 Fun Fall Activities for College Students

Learn how to enjoy fun fall activities as a budget-conscious college student. Kick off the fall semester in thrifty style this year!

Megan Whitenton

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17 College Halloween Costume Ideas for 2021

We've got a fun lineup of college Halloween costume ideas — whether you're looking for something trendy for 2021 or need some last-minute inspo.

Staff Writers

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9 Tips for a Smooth College Transition

Leaving home for college can be challenging. Check out our nine tips to help make your college transition easier.

Michelle R. Kelley

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6 Benefits of Being an Older College Student

Older learners bring unique perspectives and attitudes to higher education. Check out these six key advantages of being an older college student.

Steve Bailey

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How to Manage Conflict With a College Roommate

Living with a roommate in college can be challenging. Learn how to manage conflict with your roommate by using these tips and mediation strategies.

Whitney Sandoval

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Take My Advice: Lessons Learned from Online College Students

Online education is gaining traction, but many students still have questions. Our BestColleges survey sheds light on online students' biggest pieces of advice.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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8 Tips for Balancing College, Work, and Childcare

Check out our tips for balancing college, work, and childcare. Learn to strike the right balance and find success in all your responsibilities.

Doug Wintemute

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What Is a Nontraditional Student?

What is a nontraditional student? Discover the various nontraditional student definitions as well as the biggest challenges these learners face.

Hannah Muniz

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Recent Grads Reflect on Senior Year in the Time of COVID-19

Recent graduates reflect on the challenges and unexpected benefits of graduating during a pandemic.

Whitney Sandoval

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5 Tips for Rushing a Business Fraternity

Rushing a business fraternity can be a difficult but rewarding process. Here are some tips to keep in mind during recruitment.

Min Shin

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Making the Most of Your First Week on Campus

Many college students feel unsure about what to do once they arrive on campus. Learn about the activities that happen before the academic year kicks off.

Samantha L. Solomon, Ph.D.

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6 Essential Tips for Commuter Students

Commuter students may not live on campus but they can still get a full college experience. Here are some tips for making the most of a commuter lifestyle.

Adreon Patterson

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How to Find a College Roommate

Want to know how to find a college roommate? This guide gives you advice on how to match with a compatible college roommate.

Kasia Kovacs

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How to Access College Disability Services and Accommodations

Learn how to gain access to college disability services to get the support you need to thrive.

Staff Writers

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What Does a College Resident Advisor (RA) Do?

What is a college resident advisor? Explore a resident advisor's job duties and learn more about what a college RA does.

Whitney Sandoval

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What Is Student Services and How Does It Benefit Students?

From assistance with study habits to tutoring and counseling, read how student services can help college students.

Sharon Wilfong

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Service Program Opportunities for College Students and Grads

While the pandemic upends higher education and the job force, service programs offer productive gap-year options that can grow skills and advance the common good.

Staff Writers

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What to Know About Rushing in College

What is rushing in college? Learn about sorority recruitment, rushing a fraternity, and making the most of joining Greek life.

Steve Bailey

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5 Essential Tips for First-Generation College Students

Check out these five tips for first-generation college students. Learn how to improve your chances of success in college.

Bethanny Parker

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The Top 5 Benefits of Living on Campus

Learn more about the academic and social benefits of living on campus. Explore the ways that living on campus can enhance your college experience.

Stefanie Grodman

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5 Ways to Get Involved on Campus

Want to get involved in college, but don't know where to start? Discover five ways to participate in student life on campus.

Michelle R. Kelley

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Florida to Survey Students on Viewpoint Diversity at Colleges

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill to survey students on the "ideological and political perspectives" encountered at public colleges.

Anne Dennon

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Ask a Professor: How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome in College

Experiencing impostor syndrome? You're not alone. Implement these tips from a professor to combat the disruptive symptoms of impostor syndrome.

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What Is Academic Freedom?

Academic freedom enables faculty to explore ideas without fear of recrimination. Racial slurs and other terms that create a hostile learning environment are not protected. Republicans have tried to block discussions of critical race theory on campuses. Academic freedom faces grave threats from both sides of the political spectrum. The recent tenure battle at the […]

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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Making the Most of Summer Break in College

Don't let your summer pass you by. Instead of sitting at home, consider making a reading list, practicing a new skill, or even taking a class.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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How to Stay Safe at a College Party

Learn how to stay safe at a college party, while still having fun. Use these tips to create a safety plan so you can get home in one piece.

Cheryl Oberlin

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Setting Realistic Expectations for the Fall 2021 Term

More and more colleges plan to reopen this fall, but students must maintain realistic expectations as they prepare to return to campus.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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Tips for Enhancing a Virtual College Graduation in 2021

Though a virtual graduation may seem anticlimactic, college grads can still find ways to celebrate and mark this important milestone and accomplishment.

Sarah Sherren

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College Hazing: What It Is and How to Stop It

Hazing on college campuses — especially alcohol-fueled hazing — has been a problem for years, but new laws aim to crack down on the dangerous tradition.

Staff Writers

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Making Friends in College During a Pandemic

Getting to know people in college is often hard enough without a pandemic. One student opens up about her experience with making friends during COVID-19.

Ava Manning

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Should College Be Free?

Free college has been a progressive rallying cry for years, but solid plans have failed to materialize and some economists say free college wouldn't benefit those most in need.

Anne Dennon

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How to Make Friends in College

Many students find making friends in college challenging. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can put yourself out there and meet new people.

Tyler Epps

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The Evolution of Campus Activism During COVID-19

Social distancing measures and the adoption of remote learning have greatly hampered campus activism, forcing students to get creative about promoting causes.

Sarah Sherren

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8 Tips for Waking Up Early in College

Check out these tips for waking up early in college so you can get better sleep, maximize your productivity, and feel more energized throughout the day.

Steve Bailey

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An Inside Look at Alumni Interviews

Many colleges offer prospective students the chance to interview with an alum. Learn what to expect in such an interview and how to leave a good impression.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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8 Tips to Stay Organized In College

Want to get more organized this semester? Read this post to increase your productivity and boost your organizational skills.

Whitney Sandoval

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Is Greek Life Worth It?

Fraternities and sororities offer many benefits, although they're not for everyone. Find out if Greek life is right for you.

Tyler Epps

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How Mandatory Face Masks Impact College Learning

All college students must wear face masks due to COVID-19, but the policy raises challenges for students in terms of communication, confidence, and learning.

Sarah Sherren

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4 Ways Colleges Can Support Student Parents

Colleges often fail to address the unique needs of student parents. Here are four simple ways universities can support this group's academic success.

Ciera Graham, Ph.D.

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The 14 Quirkiest College Traditions

There's much more to the college experience than classes and grades. Campus traditions let you celebrate your school, oftentimes in fun but odd ways.

Mark J. Drozdowski, Ed.D.

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6 Types of Virtual Student Organizations

The pandemic has forced many college students to stay home — but that doesn't mean you can't virtually participate in campus clubs and organizations.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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How College Students Are Handling Pandemic Learning

One college student shares her and her peers' experiences facing pandemic-related challenges, such as combating depression and staying focused in school.

Sarah Sherren

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The Altered Reality of College Life During COVID-19

COVID-19 has altered the college experience for students who returned to campus this term, leading to more stress and exacerbating students' mental health.

Anne Dennon

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The Value of Promoting Reproductive Health on College Campuses

When colleges provide contraception and abortion services to students, they promote women's educational success — but they also fuel a contentious debate.

Anne Dennon

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Student Voices: The College Freshman Experience During COVID-19

In addition to shuttering campuses and thrusting online education into the spotlight, COVID-19 has entirely reshaped the college freshman experience.

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Creating Inclusive College Campuses for Black Men

Black male students face unique challenges at predominantly white colleges, including feelings of invisibility, microaggressions, and a dearth of Black faculty.

Staff Writers

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Expert Q&A: Mobilizing the Youth Vote in 2020

The 2020 election will likely be a pivotal moment for college students. VoteAmerica CEO Debra Cleaver speaks on voting barriers and the youth voter turnout.

Staff Writers

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The 10 Most Politically Active College Campuses

Political activism plays a critical role in many students' lives. These 10 college campuses all boast impressive legacies of student protests and social action.

Kasia Kovacs

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What Is a Legacy Student?

A legacy student attends a school that their parent or other family member also attended. Today, legacy college admissions remains a controversial practice.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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4 Ways College Students Can Volunteer During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many students to rethink community service, but you can still volunteer and make a difference — even if you're stuck at home.

Melissa Venable, Ph.D.

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3 Tips for Overcoming Student Voting Barriers

Millennials and Gen Zers represent the largest share of eligible voters in 2020. But college-aged voters often face steep hurdles getting to the polls.

Anne Dennon

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A History of Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Affirmative action was created to improve access to jobs and higher ed for women and people of color — but many still debate its effectiveness and ethics.

Staff Writers

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What Is the Ivy League?

What are the Ivy League schools? Learn about how the Ivy League was formed, how much an Ivy League education costs, and how selective these colleges are.

Staff Writers

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Campus Diversity Improves Learning Outcomes for Everyone

More students of color are going to college, but graduation rates remain low. Many colleges fail to support and retain Black and Hispanic students.

Staff Writers

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A History of Privilege in American Higher Education

American higher education today promotes learning for everyone, but in the past it exclusively benefited wealthy, white, male, Christian students.

Staff Writers

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What Is a First-Generation College Student?

First-generation college students face challenges applying to and graduating from college, but college prep and support can help narrow the opportunity gap.

Anne Dennon

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Student Life

“Safezones” and the LGBTQ+ College Experience

Sam Wein discusses his transformative experience with the LGBTQ+ campus group "Safezones" as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sam Wein

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The Future of Higher Education

COVID-19 has exacerbated existing challenges for colleges, such as low enrollment. The future of higher education may lie in technology and online learning.

Staff Writers

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Expert Q&A: The Effects of COVID-19 on Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Students

Campus closures due to COVID-19 pose a unique challenge for LGBTQ+ college students. One expert weighs in on how the pandemic has affected this population.

Staff Writers

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Increasing Access for Underserved Students During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened challenges for underserved college student populations. One expert discusses the challenges these students face.

Staff Writers

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A History of College Protests: Student Activism in College

Student activism has been around for centuries. Discover how college students have staged campus protests throughout history.

Staff Writers

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Instructors Weigh In on the Transition to Online Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced college instructors to transition their classes fully online. Several college instructors discuss how they've dealt with the sudden shift to online learning.

Colin Weickmann

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How to Cope With Stress From Coronavirus

Many college students are struggling in school due to the coronavirus. These expert tips explain how to improve mental health and pandemic-related stress.

Staff Writers

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The Best Podcasts for College Students

These top 15 podcasts for college students combine vibrant storytelling with insights on student life, real-world issues, and money.

Staff Writers

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Higher Education and Pandemics

Coronavirus has shut down college campuses across the world, but institutions of higher education have weathered worse pandemics with great resiliency.

Genevieve Carlton, Ph.D.

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The Benefits of Meditation for College Students

Meditation can help college students remain focused, relaxed, and stress-free. Discover how to start a meditation practice in college.

Jen Tota McGivney

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Essential Tips for Studying at Home

With so many distractions at home, it can be difficult to remain focused on your studies. Discover some essential study habits for remaining productive at home.

Staff Writers

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The Challenges of Being a Parent in College

Students with children face a variety of obstacles in college. Find out what can be done to help parents in the college classroom.

Samantha L. Solomon, Ph.D.

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A Life Skills Curriculum for College Students

Learn how to incorporate adult life skills into a college curriculum and what to include.

Julia K. Porter, Ph.D.

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How to Balance Work and College: A Mental Health Perspective

Balancing work and college is tough. Take the advice of Dr. Jessica Gold about staying mentally healthy while working your way through school.

Staff Writers

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Secular Students at Religious Colleges

Concerned about attending a religious school as a secular student? Here, we offer tips and advice to help you find the right college for your needs. Some shit like that.

Morgan Wegner