going to college


How America Lets Down the Children of Immigrants

A new book explores how being a teen in the United States is way harder when your parents are immigrants.


College Advice from a 75-Year-Old Who Went to School for 55 Years and Got 30 Degrees

His message to young people: Don't quit too soon.


Undocumented College Students Share How Deportation Relief Changed Their Lives

Four years ago, President Obama introduced DACA, a deportation relief program that allowed more than a million young undocumented people to stay in the country. We asked DACA recipients graduating from college this year what it's like to graduate...


College Admissions Officers Describe the Wildest Applications They've Seen

We asked people who work in college admissions offices about the strangest things they've seen.


College Is Not the Best Four Years of Your Life

In the interest of reassuring struggling students, I offer this partial catalog of some of the many bad ideas I accumulated during my college years. Trust me—life gets better after graduation.


Going to an Ivy League School Sucks

If you're one of the few who've been chosen to go to an Ivy League school this fall, here's what you're in for. And if you're not, maybe you should be thankful for that.