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NCAA Eligibility Requirements: Meeting Standards For College Athletics

Competing in collegiate athletics takes talent, but it also requires students to meet eligibility requirements set by the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). High school students considering the opportunity of college-level sports will need to demonstrate their qualifications to meet eligibility standards. In addition, students currently competing in NCAA sports must meet specific requirements to maintain their eligibility....(more)

Participating in College Athletics: The Differences Among Division I, II, and III Schools

High school students interested in participating in intercollegiate athletics during college should become familiar with the National College Athletics Association (NCAA) and the differences among its three divisions. Potential college athletes will find high-quality academic and athletic programs at schools in Division I, II, and III; but the divisions have different policies regarding competition, athletic offerings, and scholarships....(more)

Red River Rivalry: History of the Texas-Oklahoma Football Game

One of the fiercest games in all of college football is the one between the University of Texas and Oklahoma University. The Longhorns and Sooners have been meeting for over a century in a match-up known as the Red River Rivalry. It is named for the Red River that divides the borders between the two states....(more)

Nick Saban's Achievements With LSU

Nick Saban is widely considered the best coach in the modern history of NCAA football. Prior to Saban's unprecedented success at the University of Alabama, with three national championships in four years, he returned a proud LSU Tiger football program back to national prominence, making it an annual contender for the national crown. While his success at Alabama is the most glaring of all his accomplishments, Nick Saban's LSU tenure is not to be overlooked....(more)

Liberal Arts

What Is a Liberal Arts College?

In the U.S., it is common to refer to all institutions of higher learning as "colleges." However, in terms of size, academic structure, and offerings, colleges are different from universities. One type of college is a liberal arts college, which can be as competitive and prestigious as universities....(more)

Book Review: "Colleges That Change Lives" Provides College Options for Every Student

Some reports make it seem as if college admission is impossible for all but the top students. In 1996 Loren Pope wrote the original "Colleges That Change Lives." This book highlights schools that have a tremendous impact on their students, yet are still accessible to many....(more)

5 of the Top Liberal Art Colleges

If you want a well-rounded education, then a liberal arts college is for you. One of the benefits of attending this type of institution is that it teaches you how to think. Strengthening your brain in one field of study will help strengthen it for another. The brain is like a muscle, the more you work it, the more it will give back. It may also help enhance your creativity, which is vital for success in the career of your choice or entrepreneurship. If you are interested in the top liberal art colleges, check out the five below....(more)

Degrees

7 Most Surprising Celebrity Educations

Known most for her roles in "Beaches," "Blossom" and "Big Bang Theory," Mayim Bialik earned undergraduate degrees in neuroscience, Hebrew and Jewish studies, as well as a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA....(more)

How to Double Major

Double majors are appealing because students can pursue multiple fields of study. Some colleges make it easy for students to major in two subjects at a time, but others do not. It is wise to evaluate how a double major will affect course selection and time needed to graduate. ...(more)

Alternative Education: Getting Your Doctorate With Online PhD Degree Programs

If you want to earn a Ph.D. degree, you need to put in a great deal of work. Online programs are a terrific option if you do not have much flexibility in your schedule. With an online program, you give yourself the opportunity to advance your education while working or raising a family....(more)

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Megan Dorsey is a college admissions expert and savvy SAT prep instructor who has helped thousands of students prepare for college admission. She earned her B.A. at Rice University, her M.Ed. at the University of Houston, and her Certificate in College Admissions Counseling at UCLA. Before founding College Prep Results,... Read More

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