Freshman Year Articles

Thanksgiving Break- When College Kids Come Home

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When college students return home for their first holiday visit, they may be ready to test their new-found independence while their parents are ready to fall back on familiar relationships. Learn a few simple strategies to bring both sides together while strengthening family bonds.

Dorm Life: YouTube’s Best Dorm Videos

What would you do if you could see your future dorm room before you moved in? YouTube’s college students want to help you out and give you a real idea of what your future dorm room can look like. YouTube is chock-full of dorm videos, so we picked five of the best. Our favorite dorm […]

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 […]

The Secret to Solving Crazy College Roommate Problems

We know you’ve got 99 problems, but we’re here to help your college roommate not be one. Learning how to live with roommates is a major part of on-campus college life. For students who aren’t used to sharing the same bedroom it can take a major period of adjustment. But even when you get used […]

The Top 10 College Acceptance Letter Reaction Videos on YouTube

By Taylor Cotter StudentAdvisor.com Staff Let’s be honest: we can’t all shoot our acceptance letters into space – what would our moms hang on the fridge? StudentAdvisor found 10 students who won’t be letting go of their admission letters anytime soon. These students made some funny and touching YouTube videos to share their joy of […]

Starting College Spring Semester? 5 Tips for New Students

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff Maybe you were deferred from your top choice college and had to start in the Spring. Or perhaps you wanted to take some more time off between high school and college. Or you might just be a transfer student who decided to start the new year at a new school. […]

StudentAdvisor’s College Review $50 Amazon Gift Card Week 2 Winners

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff Every week until December 31st StudentAdvisor is awarding $50 Amazon Gift Cards to two lucky people. Want in on the fun? All you have to do is review your college for a chance to win! Ready to find out which college reviews won $50 Amazon Gift Cards from StudentAdvisor for […]

Why Bad Dorm Rooms & Student Housing Shouldn’t Affect Your College Decision

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff We get tons of college questions about dorms and student housing on StudentAdvisor. Student housing seems to be on a lot of prospective students minds – mainly the ones that are just out of high school. For many new college students, college is their first taste of life away from […]

StudentAdvisor’s Top Cyber Monday Deals

By Megan Kenslea StudentAdvisor.com Staff It’s Cyber Monday today, which means that most likely your inbox has been inundated with emails about online deals galore. Here at StudentAdvisor, we love a good discount as much as the next person. Whether you’re splurging on something you normally wouldn’t buy, or just stocking up on basics, Cyber […]

Where Should I Go to College? How Location Impacts College Choice

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff Some students see college as a chance to experience life in a different part of the country. Others rather stay close to home to be near family or save money. Then there’s a set of students who don’t give much thought at all to the location of the college – […]

Bad College Advice: It’s Out There

By Dean Tsouvalas StudentAdvisor.com Editor-in-Chief Admissions outreach is in full swing right now — so there’s a good chance your local high school gym is being converted into a college fair filled with anxious students and overwhelmed parents. You make the rounds for quick greetings with college reps, leave with bagfuls of catalogs and paperwork, […]

Freshman Year: Want a College Social Life? Stop Being So Judgmental!

By Allison Sylte For StudentAdvisor.com The day I moved into my residence hall, literally the first thing my roommate said to me was, “Dude… I haven’t smoked in like three days and it’s a serious buzz kill. Do you know where I can score some weed down here?” I had absolutely no clue. I told […]