We've all heard a lot about the push to encourage girls into STEM but just how is this objective achieved? One view is that we need to start at a young age, exposing girls and young women to the world of STEM so that when they reach college they apply for a STEM major and are well-prepared and competent enough to succeed.
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Since Empowerly first started offering college admission counseling back in 2015, we have seen an increase in the overall number of foreign students studying in the US. However, the Institute of International Education (IIE) recently released a report that found that new student enrollments fell by 6.6 percent in 2017-18, the biggest drop since 9/11, continuing a downward trend which was first observed in the 2015-16 academic year.
We all know what it feels like to leave things to the last minute right before an important deadline. Most regular decision deadlines for college admissions fall in January and we want to share them with you so you get you college applications in on time. The table below includes application deadlines for the most popular colleges.
The summer is still six months away, and for most high school students, planning it is furthest from their mind. But deadlines for many of the more selective and free programs fall in December and January and early planning will ensure that your summer is filled with a variety of valuable and worthwhile activities.
It’s a question that gets asked a lot at Empowerly - which major should I choose to increase my chances of admission? Or more specifically for example, I’d like to major in bioengineering at this college. Can you tell me what the admission rates are compared to other programs. I may apply to another if my chances decline in choosing this program.
Students often ask whether GPA or standardized test scores are more important, especially in the case that they have a strong GPA but a lower SAT/ACT or vice versa. Will a low test score ruin my chances of getting into my college of choice?
Boston College - home of the eagle. Boston College, founded in 1863, was the first established higher education institution in the city of Boston. Admission to the University is selective, with about 30% of applicants admitted each year.
The University of Michigan is a well-regarded research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It boasts that there are more than 1,000 undergraduate research opportunities on campus and that every five weeks a new company is launched based on U-M technologies.
Located in North Carolina, Wake Forest is a small liberal arts college known for its small classes and high faculty-student engagement. It has a low student faculty ratio, with approximately 11 students for every faculty member.
Tufts University is a private research university in Massachusetts. Tufts is a selective college to get into with a 14.3% admission rate for its class of 2020. It is particularly well known for its academic programs in the area of international relations, engineering and medicine.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia is highly selective and accepts only the best students - 88 per cent of it students in 2016-17 were admitted from the top 10 per cent of their high school graduating class.
UCLA is the second oldest University of California campus and offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines, of which 125 are undergraduate.
Established in the early 1900’s by a self-educated, Scottish "working boy" who loved books, Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Mellon University is known for innovation, for solving real-world problems and for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Located in the capital of the US, Georgetown is best known for its academic programs in foreign service, political science and government. It has graduated many politicians, judges and ambassadors, including former President Bill Clinton.