Freshman Year Articles

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

By Sam Coren 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 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 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 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 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 […]

Top College Majors In Demand with Employers Revealed in NACE Job Outlook Survey

By Sam Coren Staff Having a tough time choosing a major? Finding out what degrees new grads are earning that are most popular with employers may be a good place to start. Each year, through the Job Outlook survey, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveys its employer members about their hiring plans […]

StudentAdvisor’s 5 Tips for Starting Off the Semester Right [VIDEO]

By Megan Kenslea Staff As the new school year gets underway, college students can find themselves overwhelmed with school work and busy social lives. For new college students, it can be tricky to figure out how to get into the swing of college life. That’s why the StudentAdvisor team assembled the best advice for […]

Dropping a Class in College: When Is it a Good Idea?

By Sam Coren Staff So you’ve had a couple weeks of classes under your belt and you’re starting to feel a bit, well, overwhelmed. You find yourself constantly struggling to finish assignments, the professor is impossible to follow, and no matter how much you try to get extra help, it’s just not working out. […]

Best Dorm Items 2011: Student Picks from The Ultimate Dorm Living Guide

By Sam Coren Staff So by now you’ve moved in, hung up some posters, and started making friends in your new college residence hall. But something is still missing – the “wow” factor. Looking for the last items to make your dorm room the envy of all? During the making of StudentAdvisor’s Ultimate Dorm […]

Welcome Freshmen! 7 Ways to Avoid Being “That College Freshman”

By Sam Coren Staff One of my favorite things to do when I was a student at Northeastern University was read the infamous Huntington News campus crime log after the first week of the new semester. Why? Because every other report was about some freshman going crazy with their new-found freedom and breaking the rules […]

Last First Day of College: A Senior Year Bucket List

By Megan Kenslea Staff This is it. Today is my last first day of school, and I couldn’t be more petrified. I’ve been enrolled in some form of school since I was in diapers, but for me there’s always been something magical about the first day of school, with new books, new clothes, and […]

Dorm Room Ideas: When to Save & When to Splurge [VIDEO]

By Sam Coren Staff So you’ve unpacked your parents’ minivan and claimed the upper bunk, but something seems a bit “off” about this new dorm room now that you’ve just moved into. You and your roommates are struggling to figure out how you can make four cinderblock walls feel more cozy and less like […]