BATON ROUGE 80 miles west of New Orleans, 40 miles east of Lafayette Home to: Louisiana State University and Southern University Population: 225,000 Highlights: Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Rural Life Museum, Raising Cane’s River Center (...
We all look back on times in our lives when we wish we had been more informed, more responsible … maybe just a little bit smarter. We spoke with several college graduates and asked them what they would change if they could rewind the clock and start their...
There’s no doubt about it: The process of planning for college and other types of postsecondary training can be confusing! But it should be part of every junior’s and senior’s life—along with pizza, football, friends, concerts and English class, of course....
Being a member of a sorority or fraternity can become a home away from home for students on a college campus by making that campus seem a little smaller.   According to Angela Guillory, associate dean of students and director of Greek Life at LSU, being a...
Once you’ve made the decision to attend college, choosing the right one is your next step. Public or private? Large or small? Community or vo-tech? It depends on many factors, including  your personality, financial situation, educational skills, and life...
For most high school seniors, the path to college is an all-consuming process full of hope, dreams and anxiety. It includes visiting campuses, writing—and rewriting—college essays, mourning rejections and celebrating acceptances. From there, the to-do list...
What’s next for me?  It’s the question that keeps high school seniors up at night as they approach graduation. Sure, there’s the straight and narrow path of pursuing a four-year degree, but there are other quality options out there if that doesn’t seem...
Every college town has its own special personality and you’ll be making a lot of friends—and memories—there. Once you get settled in your new home away from home, make it a point to do some exploring. Check out the coffee shops, bookstores, shopping,...
With a health pandemic affecting just about every aspect of daily life, high school students are finding that preparing for college is very different than they imagined. Many in-state universities are offering virtual tour options, as well as virtual meet-...
Well, 2020 certainly didn’t turn out as anyone expected. It has been a year full of ups and downs, especially for high school grads who last spring  were making plans for graduation parties and ceremonies, only to have them suddenly canceled. School—and...