College Corner

At Galin, we do our best to provide as much information as possible about colleges so that students and families can make an informed decision about what college to attend. On this page you will find…


Chats With Admissions Officers: Listen to some of our conversations with college admissions officers and what they have to say about their schools.


Galin Tours: Go on a virtual college tour!


Blog Posts: Check out some of our blog posts to learn more about colleges you might be interested in.

Chats with Admissions Officers

Galin Tours

Interested in smaller class sizes? More individualized attention from professors? A community of other motivated scholars? In this tour, we make our way around the country to visit some of the nation’s best honors colleges and programs, which can really enhance the college experience.

In this tour, we make our way to the Lone Star State to visit eight schools that offer a variety of education experiences. 

In this tour, we take go to the west coast to check out colleges around the Bay Area in California — an exciting area with many college options. We’ve picked 8 you may want to check out the next time you visit the Bay Area.

In this tour, we take a trip to Boston, a city that is home to some of the world’s most elite colleges. With 35 colleges, universities, and community colleges within Boston’s city limits alone, we’ve picked 8 you may want to check out the next time you are in the area.

In this tour, we take a trip to Chicago to check out a variety of colleges, from small, rural liberal arts colleges to large universities in the heart of the midwest’s largest metropolitan area.

In this tour, we travel from Wisconsin to the Twin Cities to check out 8 colleges, from large state universities to small liberal arts colleges.

In this tour, we check out 10 colleges in and around New York City, providing a good mix of different educational styles and settings.

In this tour, we make our way to the Philadelphia area. Our nation’s first capital has many post-secondary options, and we’ve picked out eight colleges that provide a variety of educational offerings both in the city of brotherly love and the surrounding area.

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest! Due to the region’s mild climate, beautiful ocean and mountain landscapes, and the recent boom in technological jobs, many people are flocking to this area. There are also many great schools to be found in this region of the states. Here are 8 schools that you can check out.

Blog Posts

Four Reasons to Check Out the University of Vermont

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The University of Vermont is a public research university that considers itself just the right size. At 11,000 undergraduates and more than 100 majors, UVM offers the opportunities of a…

College Spotlight: Allegheny College

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Fast Facts: Location: Meadville, Pennsylvania Size: Approximately 1,500 undergraduate students Known for: Environmental Science and Sustainability, Economics, Physical Sciences Rankings: Top 100 National Liberal Arts Colleges/Best Value Schools, #23 First…

Three Things to Keep in Mind When Applying to Purdue University

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Located in West Lafayette, Indiana, Purdue is a STEM-focused Big Ten school with opportunities across many fields, including the liberal arts. There’s so much to discover on campus, including an…

Uniquely ASU: Highlights of Arizona State University’s L.A. Campus and Barrett Honors College

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Recently, our counseling team heard from one of Arizona State University’s Midwest-based admissions representatives. We were curious about the new L.A.-based programs and to learn more about ASU’s well-renowned Barrett…

How We Learn About Colleges

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a college counselor is what our director, Liz Jackson, calls “academic match-making.” We learn about our students and learn about colleges, and…

Sweet Opportunities at Sweet Briar College

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Sweet Briar College, nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Virginia, is consistently noted as one of the most innovative schools in the United States*. The…

Take a Closer Look at the University of South Carolina

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The University of South Carolina’s popularity is growing, even beyond the borders of the Palmetto State. Drawing 43% of its students from out of state to South Carolina’s capital city,…

Fairfield University: A Thriving Campus Community

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Values-driven, student-centered, and outcomes-oriented are the central tenets of a Fairfield University education.  A Jesuit college in Connecticut, best known for its nursing and business programs, its picturesque campus, and…

5 Reasons to Consider the University of Tulsa

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Our college counseling team had the great pleasure of meeting with the admission office at University of Tulsa (or “TU,” as it’s referred to by students!) and we learned a…

Dig in and Discover at Duquesne

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 “At Duquesne, it’s our responsibility and joy to help you dig into what you’re good at and discover why that’s good for the world.” Duquesne, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., is…

George Mason University Offers a Capital Experience

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By Liz Jackson While attending the annual Higher Education Consultants Association conference, I had the opportunity to visit George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. A beautiful, well-maintained, and secluded campus,…

Strong Programs, Sunny Setting: The University of Miami

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Students who want to take advantage of a blend of cultures and academic opportunities while soaking up the sun might want to put the University of Miami on their radar.…