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By John Raftrey And Lori McCormick

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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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Tour Ends! LMU, Pepperdine, Mount St. Mary’s, Otis, Santa Monica, CSU Fullerton
Aug 27, 2014 5:05 pm
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(written by John Raftrey) The final blog post in the series.

Faith Based Schools – Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Mount St. Mary's
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On Tour at Selective Schools: Chapman, La Verne, Redlands, Whittier
Aug 25, 2014 6:29 pm
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(Written by John Raftrey) The fourth in a series

Finally today we get to four very good colleges where the student with A's and B's can get into! Do not confuse... More
On Tour - The Highly Selective Liberal Arts Colleges: Occidental, Pitzer, and Scripps
Aug 21, 2014 10:22 am
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Today we visit the highly selective small liberal arts colleges (SLACS) Occidental, Pitzer and Scripps. Pitzer and Scripps complete the Claremont Colleges Consortium... More
Touring the SoCal Elites:UCLA, USC, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna
Aug 18, 2014 8:48 pm
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(written by John Raftrey) The second in a series.

The Elite schools in Southern California all have admit rates under 20%, making admissions to them a virtual... More
Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
Aug 16, 2014 12:14 pm
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(written by John Raftrey) The first in a series.

I survived 5 nights sleeping in an LMU dorm room on disposable paper sheets, eating fancy dorm food and enduring... More
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