First in Your Family to Go to College? You Are Not Alone!

Student, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Being the first in your family to apply to college can be overwhelming. Where do you even start? read more

Steph Yiu Profile Part 2: Third Culture Kids and Invisible Immigrants

Associate Producer, Boston Science Communications

In the "TCK Guide to College," an editorial guide of sentiments and advice from existing articles, Yiu underscores a common and unlikely position that international students often find themselves: the "invisible immigrant". An obscure and misunderstood demographic, the invisible immigrant may appear American or fully integrated into American society, but may not be in reality. read more

Benefits of a Diverse Campus

Broadcast Journalism Major, Boston University

Choosing your future school is obviously a personal choice, so it's important do what will make you most comfortable and enjoy the experience! But for those students unsure of whether or not to attend a school with a lot of variety or the same mix of people, here's some reasons why I find it important to focus on college diversity when applying or deciding on colleges. read more

Choosing A College That Values Diversity


It's easy for college-bound students to get caught up in the process of choosing a college: reading the guidebooks; visiting campuses; and listening to the opinions of your counselors, your friends, and your parents. read more

Diversity Grants and Scholarships

Director, 21st Century Scholars, Indiana University

You are probably aware that women and minorities continue to be underrepresented in engineering and computer science. However, if you are a member of an underrepresented group and plan to pursue a graduate degree in technology, this might actually be good news when it comes to securing financial aid. read more

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Associate Editor, Carnegie Communications

They provide an environment firmly rooted in history and community for all their students, whether they identify themselves as black or not. read more

Expressing Your Culture through Dance

Associate Producer, Boston Science Communications

Dance as a cultural bridge is an idea that prevails on many campuses and beyond. read more

Free Summer Programs

Editor, Porter Sargent Handbooks

Tuition: $0. Room and board: $0. The best summer of your life: Priceless read more

Women's Colleges: Opportunity and Advantage

Associate Dean of Admissions, Mills College

Women's colleges conjure a stereotype of uniforms, curfews, and never seeing someone with a Y chromosome for four years. If that's what you're expecting, then you really don't know what women's colleges are like. read more

Evaluating Campus Diversity

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Northeastern University

When looking at colleges, it's important to assess the multicultural climate through a variety of lenses--from the classroom experience to campus programming and beyond. read more