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What you should know about Villanova beyond their NCAA Basketball Fame

Posted by Neal Schwartz on August 28, 2016

My recent visit to Villanova started with a near campus lockdown due to some fumes coming out of one of their buildings. So, it was a rather unusual start.  With 6,500 undergraduate students, it is a medium-size school.  Known for their school of business, Villanova is rising in distinction with some key metrics:  96% retention rate, 90% graduation rate, and an impressive 97% placement rate after graduation.  The campus is relatively modern despite its longevity,  being founded in 1842.

I Love the "Holy Grounds" coffee bar, with a not to their Catholic roots.  

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3 things that make Haverford College unique

Posted by Neal Schwartz on July 14, 2016

I recently attended the HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association) conference in Philadelphia and was able to visit some schools in the area.  I will be posting this information over the next few weeks. 

Haverford College is a small liberal arts college with 1,200 students.  If you were to use a Boston accent, it kind of sounds like that school in Cambridge, but there are many differences.  I learned some new things about Philadelphia in addition to the schools I visited.  For instance, Philly is known for much more than its Philly Cheese steaks; it is also known for being #1 for Millennials and #1 for Acapella groups.

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Topics: Colleges