"Eager to forge stronger connections with prospective students and parents, MIT and other universities in the last two years have been starting blogs and recruiting undergraduate bloggers. Blogging has become one of the hottest trends in college admissions."
Johns Hopkins student blogs can be found here. There are about a dozen to choose from.
MIT's can be found here. Information overload? You betcha!
Check out the websites of the colleges on your list to see if you can find a student point of view.
Source: Boston Globe 4/16/2007 http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2007/04/16/college_blogs_tell_it_like_it_is/
I like this trend: college admissions reps keeping a blog about their admissions process, with you - the high school applicant - as their audience. I know of a few, linked below. If you know of any others, I'd love to hear about them!
Babson College - the business school near Boston started a blog in March 2007.
- Mass Institute of Technology (MIT) - students & admissions reps blog about the admissions process. Inside information - did you know applicants are actually called by an MIT student who notifies them they are admitted?
- Case Western Reserve University - not updated every month but interesting tidbits like how to write a great college essay.
- Johns Hopkins University (MD)- extensive blog about admissions.
- University of Virginia has a humorous, friendly approach to the admissions blog.
links verified 11/2014