#049 – Today, Jankel and I talk about the different types of colleges available to high school graduates.
The truth is that all high school kids, with different levels of academic preparation, can obtain a college education immediately after high school, if they choose to do so.
There are a variety of types of colleges in the United States that exist to serve students from different levels of academic achievement and preparation.
That also includes those students who had what may be considered an abysmal high school preparation.
On this episode, we explore the different types of colleges, starting with those that are highly-selective (private and state), and transition to state schools that have a higher admission rate, private schools that are not highly selective, and community colleges.
We also present the minimum requirements for admission into each type of institution.
During our talk, Jankel and I debunk myths about two very inclusive and helpful types of institutions, state and community colleges.
At the beginning of our conversation, we uncover the meaning of highly-selective, selective, and competitive colleges and universities.
We also talk about the marked effect Mr. Loren Pope had in the world of college admissions in America. His writings, including Colleges That Change Lives, have led to changes in the way students, parents, and counselors approached the college admissions process.
Links mentioned on this episode:
Profiles of Colleges Listed in the Colleges That Change Lives Guide
Columbia University: Profile of Students Admitted to the Class of 2024
Boston College: Profile of the Most Recently Admitted Freshman Class
CMP Episode #7: How to Get Accepted Into the More Selective Colleges and Universities. Analysis of Admission Data for Students Accepted into the University of Southern California, UCLA, and Stanford University
University of Oregon: List of Research Core Facilities
CMP Episode #15: [Part 1] Important Differences Between Private and Public Colleges and Universities, and How Each will Affect Students
CMP Episode #16: [Part 2] Important Differences Between Private and Public Colleges and Universities, and How Each will Affect Students
CMP Episode #6: Important Advantages Students Get at Smaller Private Colleges, the Importance of Campus Culture, and The Surprising Affordability of Private Institutions. An Interview with Gene Edelbach, Vice President at Pacific Union College
Southwestern University in Texas
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