If you’re sold on the idea of going to a women’s college, you’ve probably been looking at a small number of schools that are well known for excellence in women’s education. In the Northeast, there are Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Wellesley, and a few more. Down South, there are Agnes Scott, Hollins, Mary Baldwin, and [...]Read More...
Posted on July 29, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Posted on July 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO
Many forward-thinking educators are predicting that big changes are coming soon for American colleges and universities. As competition increases between traditional colleges and providers of online courses, for example, the cost of college could actually fall. That’s only one change that could be in the offing.Read More...
If you want to [...]
Posted on July 17, 2013 by Barry Lenson
"MOOCs are certainly welcome to the online education landscape. But they have their limitations. For most students, and especially for adult learners, there is a lot of need for that interaction with faculty and engagement with other students."Read More...
- Frank Mulgrew, president of Post University’s Online Education Institute, quoted in “MOOCs Expand on College Campuses,” by Devon Haynie [...]
Posted on July 13, 2013 by Barry Lenson
When I became editor of StraighterLine blog, nobody said to me, “Get cracking! You’re going to have to get more than 1,000 posts up and running in the next three years.”Read More...
But that’s what has happened, because 1,000+ posts have now appeared on our blog. And do you know what? It hasn't been difficult to create [...]
Posted on June 18, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Nobody Says It Better . . . than Your Fellow StraighterLine Students
Here on the StraighterLine Blog, we spend a lot of time writing about how terrific StraighterLine courses are. But today, let’s let StraighterLine students say what they think about us.
Ready for some honest feedback from students? Okay, here you go . . .
“At StraighterLine [...]Read More...
Posted on May 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
You already knew that USNews compiles rankings every year of America’s best colleges and universities. But did you know that USNews now issues ranking for America’s best online bachelor's programs too? If you didn’t know, you can check out all the online college rankings HERE.Read More...
While you are reading those ratings, you will notice that many StraighterLine [...]
Posted on May 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re graduating high school or college in the next few weeks, you’ll be expected to sit in your folding chair while you listen to the philosophical outpourings of your commencement speaker.Read More...
Of course, the inspiring speaker that your high school or college recruited is going to have some wisdom to impart to you. But just [...]
Posted on April 30, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Are you about to graduate from high school? Do you still have a year or two to go? In either case, here’s a suggestion for the months ahead . . .Read More...
Take a few college courses online this summer.
Maybe you’re thinking that other priorities that come first, like taking an SAT prep class or attending a [...]
Posted on April 30, 2013 by Barry Lenson
StraighterLine is proud to welcome our newest partner college, Pine Manor College.
So, what is Pine Manor College like, and why is it so unique? Let’s take a closer look . . .
It is a traditional New England college . . . yet it is dedicated to welcoming people of all nationalities and backgrounds.Read More...
It is centered [...]
Posted on April 16, 2013 by Barry Lenson
StraighterLine is proud to announce that Herzing University is now one of our Partner CollegesRead More...
When you first hear about Herzing University and investigate what it’s all about, the first thing you’ll probably think is, “Herzing is America’s only university that is owned by a woman, Renée Herzing. That’s unique.”
Then you read about a Herzing student [...]
Posted on April 10, 2013 by Guest Blogger
by Brittany HegeRead More...
I've been out of school (Savannah College of Art and Design) for seven months now, but I still remember that first day. My mom saying goodbye, crying, and me crying as soon as she closed the door. But, then I realized, “Screw this, I'm own my own now! Heck yea!” Now, freshman year [...]
Posted on April 8, 2013 by Guest Blogger
by Danielle KoonsRead More...
I will admit there was a bit of a learning curve when I left for my first year of college. And much like a wizened old Monk, I am here to share what I learned about “The Wonderful World of Secondary Education.” You’re welcome.
1) College is not harder than high school. No, really [...]
Posted on March 31, 2013 by Barry Lenson
College acceptance letters will be arriving soon. So will college rejection letters. If you’re a student who has been waiting to see how you will fare, you’ll spread out all those letters on your kitchen table, take stock, and see what your options are.Read More...
Let’s take a look at what could happen, and what you next [...]
Posted on March 12, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“The National Hispanic University provides a postsecondary education for Hispanics and others grounded in cultural respect, biliteracy, and diversity for engaged students who will become local, national and global community leaders.” – Mission Statement of The National Hispanic University
You might think that you have heard it all when it comes to American colleges and universities [...]Read More...
Posted on March 10, 2013 by Barry Lenson
“A young woman wrote that she took a summer course and she meant to say in 'organismic biology' but she wrote 'orgasmic biology' and went on to say it was the best course she'd ever taken. We didn't reject her for that outright, but it makes you look twice.”- An Ivy League admissions officer quoted [...]Read More...
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