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Grad School at Bard College: A Liberal, Creative Approach Towards Education

December 2, 2013 by

Bard College grad school informationLocated along the Hudson River in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Bard College fosters a love for learning and liberal arts. The college is a cultural institution, and prides itself on being a “place to think.”

School Stats and Facts

  • Bard College has 320 currently enrolled graduate students.
  • The University costs students an average of $44,798 in tuition and extra fees associated with class schedules.
  • The campus is spread across 500 acres of parks and woodlands and sits between the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.
  • The average GPA among students is 3.5.
  • The MBA program will accept either GRE or GMAT scores.
  • The school has a high acceptance rate for students. The average acceptance rate is 80% of students who apply to the graduate school.

Student Culture

Bard College is mainly known as a private liberal arts school, but its recent introduction of an MBA in Sustainability keeps students focused on … Read full post

GRE Three Blank Text Completions Practice

November 21, 2013 by

Good job on our GRE Text Completions practice problem. If you haven’t tried it yet, take a couple of minutes right now to visit the original blog entry and try it on your own before reading the explanation. We’ll wait for you.

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One of the first strategies to know and use for multi-blank text completions is the one that says that you don’t need to take them in any specific order. In fact, we train students in our Kaplan GRE courses to start with the easiest blank first. Which blank is easiest? The one that has the most context and is easiest for you to predict.

Here, the second blank follows directly from the clue “not only demeaning but…” – the word that goes in the blank must also be negative, and must follow from “demeaning.” Since you’ve read through the entire sentence first (yes, … Read full post

ReKap: What is a Good GRE Score?

Good GRE Score TriumphWe’ve discussed this hot topic before, but it bears revisiting: You’re prepping for the GRE, so one of your first questions is bound to be, “What is a good GRE score?” One of your next questions is sure to be, “How do I get a good GRE score?” (For tips on how to raise your score, check out our free GRE class online.)

Quite simply, a good GRE score is one that gets you into the graduate program of your choice.

I’m going to give you more detail, of course, but that’s the simplest, most straightforward answer to your burning question.

For starters, here is what you need to know:

The GRE is scored on a 130-170 scale in each section. This relatively small range of scores means that small improvements in performance can increase your score quite a bit. It also means that small improvements in your score … Read full post

Grad School Tell All: Admissions Insights from Top Schools

November 13, 2013 by

Grad School Admissions tips and secrets

Are you curious about what grad school admissions officers from top schools like Columbia, Stanford, and Northwestern really care about when they consider your application? We surveyed top schools so that we can share their insights with you!

Check out streaming video of our Grad School Tell All to get answers to these (and more!) questions:

  • What’s the most important admissions factor?
  • What’s the biggest application killer?
  • Are potential schools watching you on social media?

If you have questions, reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter, or ask us here in the comments!… Read full post

Join our 2nd Annual Graduate School Admissions Officer Survey Debrief

November 7, 2013 by

Do you wonder what grad school admissions officers really care about when they consider your grad school applications? What is it that they’re looking for as they review your transcripts and GRE scores, pore over your essays, and read the letters of recommendation? Which factor do admissions committees really think is the most important part of your application?

We surveyed top graduate schools, and you can join our panel of graduate school admissions officers and experts as they discuss—and debate—our findings.

Get the answers to these questions:

  • What’s the most important admissions factor?
  • What’s the biggest application killer?
  • How big of a problem is plagiarism, and what do schools do to manage it?

The 2nd Annual Graduate School Admissions Officer Survey Debrief will be held via our free, live online event on Tuesday, November 12, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET. Register now to reserve your seat and … Read full post

GRE Text Completions Practice

November 4, 2013 by

We’re going to let you try this one cold – no training wheels today. Take a look at the three-blank text completion problem below, find the correct answers, and post them in the comments. Later this week, we’ll post the answer explanation along with some helpful tips for conquering multi-blank text completion questions on the GRE.

For an extra challenge, try completing this one without looking up any of the vocab words!

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Edit: The full explanation has been added. Check your answer, and let us know if you have questions!

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Free GRE Sample Class

November 1, 2013 by

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If you need help with your GRE prep, we’ve got you covered. Now is your chance to see one of our GRE experts in action, breaking down the GRE exam and introducing you to proven Kaplan methods and strategies that will allow you to excel on GRE Test Day.

If you attended any of the free GRE practice tests that we held recently, then you’ve already met some of our GRE experts. What better way to continue your GRE prep than to attend a free, live, online session that’s focused on introducing you to the most efficient approach to every question type that you’ll see on the GRE?

Here’s a little taste of what you’ll see in our upcoming  GRE Sample Class:

In Company X, no employee is both a technician and an accountant. Also, in Company X, 2/5 of the employees are technicians, and 5/16 of the remaining employees Read full post

Grad School Profile: The University of Georgia Education Programs

October 21, 2013 by

HertyFieldA University of Georgia education was the first of its kind. Georgia was the first state to charter a state-supported university. Established in 1801, The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, is where education as we know it all began. The College of Education was started in 1908, and has produced well-trained teachers and educational scholars ever since. In addition to the main campus in Athens, students in the College of Education, or COE as it’s known, have the option of taking classes at UGA’s Gwinnett and Griffin locations.

Vital Statistics

  • Each semester, 2,047 graduate students participate in one of 28 programs in the College of Education. Of the 2,047 students, 429 have assistantships within the college.
  • The average GPA of a Teacher Education graduate student is 3.85. Graduate students pursuing other education related degrees average a 3.76 GPA.
  • The GPA at admission for Teacher Education programs is 3.44.
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Grad School Profile: The University of Florida Education Program – College of Education Highest Ranked Statewide

September 30, 2013 by

University of Florida Gator

The University of Florida (UF) has a College of Education that seeks to increase public education effectiveness for both students and teachers through partnerships and ongoing research that impact the entire educational process. This includes teacher preparation as well as improving teacher retention, implementing classroom technology, and increasing early childhood readiness.

College of Education Statistics

• The University of Florida education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

• According to U.S. News, the University of Florida education program is the highest ranking education program in the state and the second highest ranking program in the Southeastern Conference.

• The college of education has just over 1,700 traditional students and about 1,200 online students.

• In addition to the School of Teaching and Learning, the college of education includes the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education as well as the … Read full post

The Emerson College Creative Writing Program: Inspiration in all the Write Areas

September 24, 2013 by

 

Emerson HallNestled in the heart of Boston’s theatre district, Emerson College boasts an ideal location for the creatively inspired. Offering M.A, M.F.A, and M.S degrees, students of the Creative Writing Program are afforded every opportunity to establish and maintain a firm footing in the writing industry.

The Cold Hard Facts

  • Between all the classes offered, there are 3,453 full-time undergraduates and 837 full-and part-time graduate students.
  • The Creative Writing Program is one of the most sought after majors with more than 19% of students enrolled in it as of 2011.
  • Annual tuition runs undergraduate students $22,056 for both in and out of state.
  • Average salary for graduates is $60, 000 per year.
  • Top industries for Emerson graduates include Education and teaching, writing and publishing, and marketing.
  • The student faculty ration is 13:1, meaning smaller classes and more one on one time for students with questions.
  • Average percentiles for acceptable GRE
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