New Jersey's State Colleges Gain Greater In-State Appeal

January 1, 2008

As the economic downturn continues, the impact is driving more applicants and their families to consider in-state public colleges, and New Jersey is no exception.  Well known names like Rutgers and The College of New Jersey in Ewing are getting more attention from New Jersey’s high school seniors, as are those lesser known like Richard Stockton College in Pomona (near Atlantic City) and Ramapo College in Mahwah.  With in-state tuition running on average about 1/3 of that at private colleges, the Garden State’s colleges are experiencing a surge of in-state applicants.  Aside from tuition, the advantages at many of these schools include a low student-faculty ratio, not to mention the greater possibility of a home-cooked meal on the weekend. 

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Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!

While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.

 

In Memory of Diane Gallo

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.

 

Did You Know?

Can't make the real thing? You can attend a virtual college fair. College Week Live sponsors an online college fair where students and parents can interact live with college admissions counselors from over 300 colleges. The next college fair is scheduled for November 2-3, 2011. CollegeWeekLive hosts a variety of online events and features presentations from admissions experts, counselors and students. Among these is Paying for College. Many colleges also have virtual one day open houses on the site. You can view the event calendar and register on the collegeweeklive website. Click here to go there.

 

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