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The Best Undergraduate Business Programs

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With business programs in the United States becoming more popular, colleges are increasingly offering valuable business opportunities to undergraduates. In this article, we'll take a look at the top ten best undergraduate business programs in the United States, and we'll give some honorable mentions!
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5 Steps to Get into College with a Bad GPA

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If your high school grades were poor and you had a low GPA, getting into the college of your dreams could be difficult. But it doesn't mean you can't pursue your collegiate desires! It simply means you'll have to approach college applications differently. Let's look at how to get into college with poor high school grades.
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Tips for Writing Your Stanford Roommate Essay

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The Stanford roommate essay is a key component of your application to the university, and in this article, we'll show you what it is and give you tips for making yours stand out.
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Analyzing JFK's Successful Harvard Essay

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In 1935, future President John F. Kennedy was asked to write an essay about why he wanted to attend Harvard University. The results were…interesting. Keep reading to see what JFK’s essay looked like and what lessons we can draw from it!
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What does a likely letter mean for college admissions?

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If you're applying to college, you may have heard about (or even received) a likely letter. But what exactly is a likely letter? In this article, we'll discuss what these advantageous letters are and why colleges send them.
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Five College Essay Topics to Avoid

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Coming up with college application essay topics is difficult for most students who are going through the already stressful college application process. To avoid receiving a handful of rejections come April, do not write about any of the following topics.
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How to find Scholarships as a High Schooler

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Everyone is telling you that you need to start applying to scholarships and winning them. But how? Where should you even begin? Keep reading to learn more about the different kinds of scholarships, when to apply, and how to find them!
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A Useful Essay Writing Framework

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Get started on your application essays — this framework will help you for both your Common App essay and your supplementals!
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My Common App Essay: Pigeons

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Like many of the folks reading this post, I never had any life-changing circumstances or sob stories I could write about for college applications. I lived a fairly normal, uneventful life. As such, I spent weeks mulling over what topics I could discuss — what essays would make me stand out as an applicant.
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A Breakdown of Harvard's Admissions Lawsuit

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A few years ago, Harvard University was sued by Asian-American applicants for alleged bias in their affirmative action policies. In the wake of this lawsuit, the storied institution was forced to disclose some of their admissions practices. While I’m not here to pick a side in this matter, I did want to analyze what this lawsuit reveals about how Harvard accepts or denies applicants.
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Sharing My Stanford Historical Moment Essay

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A few days ago, I thought I would revisit some of the essays that got me into Stanford University. I’ll start with some of the shorter supplemental essays, and if you all find this type of analysis helpful, let me know and I’ll post more of these!
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