Sunday, October 16, 2011

College Blogs

A Boston Globe article compares various student blogs, also run by the admissions office. The bottom line: Dartmouth's sounds too good to be true, while MIT does not edit their student's entries, even though the student is paid to keep a blog of their MIT life. Here's a clip of the article:

"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

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.

links verified 11/2014

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