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

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Gonzaga University

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by Jessie Brumfiel With eye-catching student retention of 92% and a host of popular majors such as business, engineering, and nursing, Gonzaga has found a winning formula for undergraduate education…

How We Learn About Colleges

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by Liz Jackson Whenever I tell people about my job, I mention that one of my favorite things about being a college counselor is that I get to do “academic…

8 Things You Didn’t Know About University of Pittsburgh

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by Jessie Brumfiel 8 Things You Didn’t Know About University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh (18,000 undergrads) is doing things right: a whopping 93% of freshmen return for another…

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Colleges of the Fenway

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by Jessie Brumfiel 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Colleges of the Fenway Each year, over 150,000 college students flock to the Boston area to study at over a dozen…

Discover Villanova

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Truth, Unity, & Love is Villanova’s motto, and Villanova means “new home.” Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Villanova University, just outside Philadelphia, and learned more about its…

Discover Elon University  

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by Jessie Brumfiel In North Carolina, often overshadowed by Duke and UNC Chapel Hill, the smallish  (6,000 undergraduates) Elon University has carved out a growing name for itself. Elon  is…

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

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Put 1,800 fiercely independent thinkers, creative spirits, and social activists in the heart of New York City’s oh-so-hip Greenwich Village, and you have “Lang” – the Eugene Lang College of…

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Arizona State University

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by Jessie Brumfiel 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Arizona State University  Arizona State University: we bet you know it’s sunny (300 days a year) and it’s big (63,000 undergraduates).…

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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by Jessie Brumfiel WPI attracts STEM-loving students who think outside the box and seek chances to work full-throttle on engineering, designing, and innovating to improve the world, even before they…

An Encounter with University of Pennsylvania

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Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania is a highly selective, private institution that is part of the Ivy League. Visiting Penn, it seems like you are stepping back…

An Encounter with Baylor University

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Located in Waco, Texas and chartered in 1845 by the last Congress of the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest continuously-operating university in Texas. Baylor describes itself as…

An Encounter with Grinnell College

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Located in Grinnell, IA, Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college.  The school was founded in 1846 and has a semester based calendar.  Outside of their major, students have…