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Top schools in America – pros and cons

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Deciding between the top schools can be a source of frustration for many (lucky) students, come April. It can be one of the most important decisions in your life as well as one of the toughest. In this article we will break down the pros and cons of the top colleges in America. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Harvard

Pro – For many students, the prestige of Harvard is enough to convince them to attend. The residential colleges system, world class professors, and brilliant peers are all factors that contribute to Harvard’s appeal. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, few places have more colleges in such a small amount of space.

Con – Weather aside, many students complain of the gloomy climate and general lack of energy at Harvard. Students have previously complained of a lack of mental health counseling resources and the need to compete at all times against their peers. Many students struggle with carving a niche for themselves.

Princeton

Pro – Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is known to be one of the premier public policy schools in the country. The stunning gothic architecture adds appeal to the campus itself and the school itself is known for its solid foundation in the natural sciences.

Con – Grade deflation is almost reason enough for many students who choose not to apply. Princeton’s rigorous academic curriculum that places less focus on grades and emphasizes that students should do their best and not focus on grades. In addition, the presence of eating clubs at Princeton gives it an air of elitism that many students find off-putting.

Yale

Pro – The residential college system has attracted many students to Yale due to their promotion of tight-knit communities. The more laid-back atmosphere allow many students to explore their artistic side the large number of performance groups. The Yale Whiffepoofs, established in 1909, is the classic example of Yale’s dedication to the arts

Con – New Haven is not the best college town, known for its lack of cultural centers and its high rates of crime. Community relations between Yale and New Haven are often tense, even with the recent attempts to strengthen community bonds.

Stanford

Pro – Sunny California weather makes the place appear like a resort, 365 days of the year. Stanford students appear to be well-rounded, happy, and driven to excel on their own terms. The abundance of resources fund the numerous research projects that can be found at this campus at any time.

Con – Students at Stanford are known to suffer from duck syndrome, the appearance that all is well when they’re furiously paddling below the surface. On that note, many have complained about Stanford’s focus on engineering and entrepreneurship and not enough on the arts and humanities.

MIT

Pro – Known for its success in engineering, MIT has managed to stay at the forefront of the technological revolution. It’s cutting-edge research frequently engages student researchers and focus on tech has built a community of like-minded individuals.

Con – On a similar note, many students dislike the focus on the sciences and think that MIT has too much of a one-track mind in terms of a well-rounded education. Students also complain of the lack of a social scene outside of school life.

Today’s guest post was provided by Evelyn Xue from the Lift Education blogging team. Evelyn is an avid writer and is currently attending Stanford University.

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Do you need to seek higher education to be wealthy?

Do you need to seek higher education to be wealthy?

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There are several important things to be considered, when one wants to get rich. One of the most important, is the fact that during your educational life, you should have to consider taking a solid course in the history of education.

Why would this be important, you might ask? Because a solid understanding of the roots of institutional education enables you to realize that most of the education puts you in debt, never teaching you how to build wealth!

In one occasion Henry Ford stated that it was a good thing that people in America had no understanding of how banks truly worked since if they did, most likely there would be a revolution as early as tomorrow morning!
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EdX: The future of online education is now

Harvard University and MIT transformational new partnership in online education Trough edX collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning, by building the global community of online learners.

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Time management and online MBA

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time management Online MBA is one of the most successful examples of an e-learning course. However, we still remain a little skeptical about it. To understand about what online MBA is all about and how to manage your time is extremely important before you opt for this course. We are living in a day and age, where education can no longer be ignored. Sometimes through situations life happens, which makes it quite difficult for many to leave everything for a degree. Money, work, and time makes it hard for people to even consider the possibility of a higher degree. Leaving the luxury of earning for even a year is a no-no for anyone who doesn’t have the bank balance to support them.  Taking out time for education is not possible in today’s fast-paced world.
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The power of MOOCs

The power of MOOCs

Several years ago not everyone could follow the studies from Harvard or Yale, but thanks to the massive open online courses you only have to have the determination and to begin.

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How to get into Harvard College?

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How to get into Harvard College?

Harvard College is revered through the world for providing excellence in education. Many students dare not apply believing the college is beyond their academic credentials and financial reach. Here are just a few reasons you might want to reconsider and mark the institute down on your shortlist of chosen schools.

Why choose Harvard College?
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Harvard University

Harvard University’s You Tube Channel contains videos about life and learning both on campus and around the world.

Devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, it develops leaders in disciplines by making a difference globally. The University has 12 degree-granting schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Located in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates – undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

It has more than 370,000 alumni around the world.

 

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The pros and the cons of e-learning

The pros and the cons of e-learning

By the end of the XX century e-learning had become an accepted part of the education and training industry. Their popularity has preceded the expectations of many experts who earlier dismissed it as a passing phenomenon. E-learning is here to stay and therefore it is only useful to know the benefits and perils that it has to offer.

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