College Blog

June 2, 2015

Betsy Woolf on CollegeXpress

Betsy is featured on CollegeXpress where she gives insight and advice on college consulting (with a little ‘fun stuff’ that will help you get to know her better). Read about it here
May 21, 2015

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – The University of Cambridge

Ah, Cambridge. It’s the quintessential charming English town, with rambling streets filled with quaint stores, restaurants, tea shops, taverns, even a canal, with most colleges clustered in and around central Cambridge. And of course, tourists. Like Oxford, Cambridge […]
May 19, 2015

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – The University of Oxford

My first view of the City of Oxford, after leaving the high speed train from London, was of the place where I would be staying during my visit, a former prison located in a medieval castle that had […]
March 18, 2015

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – The University of Chicago

One of my most interesting academic classes occurred on the subject of writing at the University of Chicago on a visit in early March. It was a sample of the education at a college where students unabashedly proclaim […]
February 17, 2015

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – College of Charleston

The student/faculty ratio is 16 to one; there are no teaching assistants; and the largest class is probably no more than 120 students (Introduction to Biology and Introduction to Psychology, for example). With only 1500 graduate students, the […]
February 16, 2015

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Lewis & Clark College

The address is Portland, Oregon, but the Lewis & Clark campus is a beautiful, rural enclave only 6 miles from downtown. Students do use the city (there is a school shuttle). The site of a former estate, the […]
February 15, 2015

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Reed College

Reed is a distinctive place where the intellectual life thrives in a suburban Portland campus just 15 minutes from downtown. The campus school with a canyon in its midsection is intense academically but not competitive. Classes are capped […]
December 14, 2014

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Worcester Polytechnic University (WPI)

A return visit to WPI found a campus and students just as impressive as in the past with women now constituting almost a third of the population and 13% of students hailing from outside the United States. Sixty […]
December 13, 2014

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Clark University

Applications are increasing at Clark University, whose admission rate has gone from 77% not too long ago to 52% overall last year. Popular majors on campus include psychology (Freud lectured on campus and his statue figures prominently near […]
October 12, 2014

A Great Night for Inside the Admissions Office

The 7th annual Inside the Admissions Office program was a resounding success! Thank you to the 200 high school students and parents who attended the program at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. A special thank you to the deans […]