Best of StudentAdvisor: Top 5 Summer Posts

Top 100 Social Media Colleges Spring 20121. Top 100 Social Media Colleges Spring 2012 Update:  Harvard Rebounds

Today marks the third update to StudentAdvisor’s Top 100 Social Media Colleges list.  Harvard University (#1) has risen back to the top of the rankings displacing Johns Hopkins University (#2). Both schools have extraordinary social media communities and continue to innovate and execute their social media strategies exceptionally well.  The biggest movers and shakers this time around? Full Sail University climbed 31 spots to secure the #19 position while M.I.T. bolted ahead 24 spots to claim #25. 


Top 100 Social Media College: University of Kentucky2. Top 100 Social Media Colleges: University of Kentucky – Exclusive

The University of Kentucky not only won the NCAA 2012 title but also ranked #7 in the Spring 2012 Top 100 Social Media Colleges list. To gain better insight into The University of Kentucky‘s social media winning formula, how the social media elements of their “see blue” admissions marketing campaign became a movement and how UK makes social media rule during the sports seasons, we spoke exclusively to Whitney Hale, social media guru at the University of Kentucky.

Graduation Gifts: Top 10 Grad Gifts for 20123. Graduation Gifts: Top 10 Grad Gifts for 2012
We’ve got thetop 10 Graduation gifts that your college or high school grad wants this year. Chances are that you’ve racked your brain for the perfect gift, only to realize that there’s no way of knowing what your new grad needs or wants! The StudentAdvisor team searched all over for the best and most original graduation gifts. Most of these graduation gifts are perfect for any student who is looking to start their first year in college, in graduate school, or on the job.


Dorm Essentials: Top 15 Dorm Items from Pinterest4. Dorm Essentials: Top 15 Dorm Items from Pinterest

Finding dorm essentials isn’t as easy as they make it seem. Sure, there are plenty of magazines, movies and TV series that can show you exactly what the dream dorm room looks like, but what dorm room really has a full-sized kitchen and allows cool lamps and couches? Not many! Pinterest is a great tool to find popular, creative, and DIY dorm essentials. The photo and link-sharing website allows users to share their favorite items. StudentAdvisor created a Dorm Essentials pinboard, and we’ve picked out our 15 favorite items to grab for your room this fall!


5. College Tour Tuesday: Boston College

Rate my College Tour: Boston CollegeWant a real take on what a college tour is like? Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, three students at Emerson College, want to help! These students plan to take every college tour in metro Boston (and maybe more) over this summer, and have been blogging about it at Rate My College Tour

This week, we highlight their tour of Boston College