Northwestern University is one of many schools that have begun to prominently display calorie counts and other nutrition information, such as grams of fat, protein, and carbohydrates, in their dining facilities in recent years. This trend is endemic of a larger push among the American populace, and students are no exception
Some schools already have a multitude of opportunities for students to experiment with new ways of eating. Whether you're a seasoned vegetarian, are considering restricting your diet, or you simply want to learn more about the environmental impacts of eating meat, here is a selection of the colleges that may foster your lifestyle choices
So you've finally graduated. Yay! But the reality is setting in that you'll no longer be living just down the hall from your best college friends. It's scary to think that your friendships might not survive the distance, but don't fret -- keeping those relationships afloat is easier than you might think
College tuition at public universities is up 24 percent in just the last five years. With graduation right around the corner, many high school seniors and their families are wondering how they can save on one of the biggest expenses they'll face. Assuming you've already made your choice of colleges, here are some top ways to conserve resources while in school
AcademicPub allows professors to build custom course packs online that have automatic copyright clearance. Students can purchase these online and either print them in the school bookstore, have them shipped directly by AcademicPub, or read them as a high resolution PDF via any digital reader
My worst job thus far may have been teaching a bunch of old ladies tennis the summer after freshman year. It doesn't sound too bad, but keep in mind the amount of tennis balls that were flying dangerously close to, well, you know where. Here are some other students' worst job experiences ever
It's fair to say that passing notes in class is, by and large, a thing of the past. But for college students, that doesn't mean conversing with friends is out of the question during a snooze-worthy PowerPoint presentation. According to a new study conducted by Wilkes University, nearly 91 percent of students use their cell phones to text friends during classes
Whether you're a freshman or ready to wrap up senior year, there's no time like the present to start saving money on campus. From food to school supplies to keeping up on the social scene, costs rack up quickly. This is why we aim to help get you on track when it comes to pinching that moolah. And, well, these are skills you can take with you even after you leave college
You have a paper due, and you're one of those students who put the 'pro' in procrastination. But you figure you have plenty of time to bang that baby out before deadline -- that is, until your computer starts acting up. Before you hit the panic button, here's how to troubleshoot common computer issues with these quick and easy do-it-yourself fixes
Just because your GPA is awesome and your work experience is better than most does not mean you have a slam-dunk when it comes to landing a job or an internship. All students need to create their own personal 'brand.' This is what sets you apart from your equally qualified peers
Just because spring is around the corner, it doesn't mean you're in the clear when it comes to getting sick. Here, we'll talk about some smart strategies to keep in mind the next time you, say, mindlessly walk barefoot through that locker room
My roommate is really sick and I don't want to be around her. What if she's contagious? I feel like I should be taking care of her, but I can't afford to catch what she has.
Your school is likely filled with hidden treasures that you don't even know exist. Some are included with room and board, while others are available to all students. Check out these great campus-perks, and then find out if your school offers similar services. Take advantage while you can!
Dreaming of becoming the next Steve Jobs? You're not alone. College students and recent graduates alike are putting on their entrepreneurial caps and setting forth on a mission to start something of their own. These entrepreneurial kids are saying 'no thanks' to boring 9-to-5 desk jobs and setting new standards
Credit card companies always target students. But before you get in shopping mode, here's everything you need to know so you don't wind up piling debt on top of hefty student loans. A good way to build credit, you argue? If you don't know what you're doing, it could have quite the opposite effect. Do your homework when it comes to choosing a credit card
Still swear that slurping Mom's special soup is the best way to sidestep sickness? Well, Mom's not on campus. Still, the best way to avoid getting sick this winter is to practice all of those prevention methods that she's drilled into your head since kindergarten: Wash your hands. Cover your mouth. Don't share drinks. Here's some more prevention tips, university-style
A few minor tweaks to your day-to-day regimen can make a big difference in how you feel. Refine your collegiate routine with these easy steps to get you feeling healthier, more alert and more productive!
For many freshmen, watching their parents drive away on the first day of college is a moment of unabashed excitement over the newfound sense of freedom. As time wears on, however, long winter months take hold and can bring feelings of homesickness and dread over the first round of daunting finals. These thoughts can -- and often do -- lead to depression. Here's how you can cope
Whether you thought you'd love your major but are in over your head; or your parents pressured you; or you were in it for the love of money but now want to go after your true passion. Don't panic. It's never too late. Here, are five ways to get your educational goals on track in a more positive direction
First semester didn't go so well? You're not alone. Getting in the swing of things whether you're fresh meat or an aged senior can be rough. From bad grades to bad roommates to bad dates, don't discount the second part of the semester as being the perfect opportunity for an impressive rebound. Need some help making the ultimate comeback? Read on
The tragic story of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi's suicide has resonated throughout the country. His death was the first of a string of recent suicides by other gay teens, including four high school students and Johnson and Wales University sophomore Raymond Chase. But this does not even begin to paint an accurate picture of the scope of the campus suicide problem
When college students hear the word 'break,' sometimes sandy beaches are all we can picture. But fall break is usually less about fun in the sun and more about heading home -- or even just hanging out on campus. Already feel a snore coming on? Not to worry, here's what you can do for fall break
I speak from experience when I say studying abroad is one of the best experiences one can have during college. So how do you prepare yourself for such an experience? Well, it boils down to the following four basic questions
A recent study examining weight gain of Marquette University freshmen indicates that your proximity to your dining hall increases your likelihood of putting on weight. But don't cancel your meal plan yet. Self-control? Ah, yes. Use it to steer clear of these common dining hall no-no's, with smart swaps for every meal you swipe
Everyone's college experience is different. We come from places far and near; we run in different social circles; we pursue different activities and classes and majors. But wouldn't it be nice to hear what college grads have to say about their experiences? Their regrets, their proudest moments and their sage advice? We took a look back with four recent graduates
Does your room at school suffer from Prison Cell Syndrome? Symptoms include stark walls, cold floors and a feeling of general discomfort. Fortunately for you, the doctor is in. Laura Carissimi offers advice on how to decorate your college dorm room
Having some serious issues with that one course? Thinking about dropping it? There are plenty of good excuses to drop a class after the semester has started, but it's not always an easy decision. Here are the top four reasons to withdraw from a course, with advice on when to go with your gut
Yes, we so know there are days teachers overdo it when piling on the homework. And you've heard all the typical homework tips -- no TV, good lighting, take breaks. But homework stress can be all but demolished with good time management. Make smart use of your time -- so you can actually carve some out for chillaxing
On-campus crunch-time habits like scrimping on exercise and binging on convenient, crappy food can stick. Factor in a colossal workload, and you're looking down the very-real barrel of your freshman 15. Want to avoid 'em? Here are some tips
Whether you work a part-time job or get an allowance from your parents, you can learn some key concepts to saving and spending wisely -- now and after college. There are plenty of ways to save a few bucks every day. Dr. Dick Verrone, personal-finance professor for the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, has these penny-pinching tips
Whether you're a newbie to the college campus scene or have one foot out the door (or dorm), really smart students take advantage of all the resources available to them. From savvy studying to kicking that future career into gear, these sites will help guide you toward a successful -- and promising -- future.
One of the most important factors in your success as a college freshman is your rapport with your roommate. Avoiding conflict with a roommate is integral to a student's happiness in their first months on campus. You don't have to be best friends with your roommate, but follow these five rules, that at the very least make the relationship cordial and conflict free
When it comes to roommate wars, could you be your own worst enemy? Stop finger-pointing, and figure out if you're doing something to fuel the fire. Scroll through the following questions, and answer them honestly.
It's natural to be a little anxious about the change of pace from summer to school -- but if you take advantage of the beginning-of-the-school-year energy and lighter workload to get a head start, you'll be prepared. Here's how to get your place in order, social life on track and brain in gear from the moment you set foot on campus
Any college kid will tell you that spending nearly nine months sharing air with a complete stranger in a confined space can be less than a dream. In fact, it can be downright difficult, awkward and frustrating -- even if your random roommate ends up becoming one of your best friends. Here's the heads-up on the most common roommate problems and what to do about 'em
Final exam season makes college students cringe to the very core. After all, with one single test accounting for up to (yikes) half of your grade, it's hard not to feel that knot in your stomach. But chill! With these student-tested study tips, you'll get nothing but net on your final exam. Don't believe it? Test us
I always get myself so freaked out over finals that I'm a complete wreck! Do you have any advice to prevent stress before finals? I pretty much get worked up over finals no matter what, but here are a few tips for taking the edge off exam stress
Staying motivated to study in the homestretch is never easy, especially when you're feeling that much closer to sun, fun and relaxation. But if you crumble now, you will not be a happy camper when you get your grades back this summer. Here are some ideas to keep you chugging along
Are you hunched over your keyboard? Are your wrists bent at unnatural angles? Do you feel pins and needles creeping from foot to calf? If you're currently experiencing any of these symptoms -- or have experienced them during a long study session, you're in luck: You'll never fall victim to your study space again! Just follow these tips to make studying more comfortable
If you prefer to work independently, you probably dread the occasional but inevitable … group project. But working in a group can be a great learning experience and not only when it comes to absorbing information: It's also a lesson in how to function productively with others. Here, how to deter others from screwing up when you need to make the grade
If your desk and computer are overcome with clutter, chances are your brain will feel cluttered when it's time to study. Instead of moving into the library to de-stress and study up, apply these desk-organizing strategies to make your own study space more conducive to actual studying
GPA is one of those dreaded acronyms that sticks long after college ends. It's a number that matters to hiring managers and grad school recruiters. So it'd better be in good shape. Here are five simple ways to keep your grades higher
Students still cheat. So what's behind this risk-taking behavior? A few instructors and professors have actually asked. Here's your cheat sheet to their findings on why college students cheat
You might think that studying for a midterm is just like studying for anything else -- you might even opt to skip studying and just wing it. But, midterms can be just as challenging and important as finals. We asked students, alumni, and staff from a variety of schools across the country what advice they would give to those who are about to sit for midterms
Here are a handful of resources that you may not have discovered that go beyond the words and numbers of the college Web site and financial aid packets.
With just a few weeks left of summer vacay, why not make the most of the free time you have before going back to school? Instead of spending the rest of your summer lulling in a lounge chair and frying your skin (and brain), check out these alternative summer plans to keep you buzzing
Taking summer college classes while your friends are kicking back at the beach? Ugh, can you say 'buzzkill'? Whether you're trying to improve a grade or get ahead, tackling summer classes might actually trump that sweet golden glow. Luckily, we're servin' up tips for surviving summer college classes
Sleeping until the wee hours of the afternoon and clocking in hours of TV marathons can seem tempting after a year's worth of school work. However, a recent study found that students of all ages actually experience learning loss if they don't engage in educational activities during the summer. So, consider these suggestions for summertime
The key to staying active -- and looking fine -- is finding a fitness regimen that motivates you and requires a commitment. Think it's easier said than done? Try stepping into one of these novel activities, and you won't miss a beat
Struggling with whether or not to join a fraternity or sorority? Check out the pros and cons of becoming a pledge -- from those who have been there.
Instead of relaxing on white, sandy beaches this spring break, thousands of college students will travel around the globe to volunteer for a variety of social justice causes. Known as 'alternative spring breaks,' these are public-service-oriented trips, planned and led by students, that focus on volunteerism and education about social justice issues in the United States or overseas.
Students are often told that getting to know teachers on a more personal level can add up to more academic insight, better grades and stellar reference letters. But there’s such a thing as crossing a line. Here, we map out the warning signs that you -- or an instructor -- may be entering dangerous territory, emotionally and academically.
Can't come up with the money for four years at a traditional college? What if you could take the same courses far more cheaply, experience life on a residential campus, and transfer smoothly after two years to complete your bachelor's degree at the university you thought you couldn't afford? That's the attraction of many community colleges.
Unemployment has changed many a kitchen-table conversation about college. One of the best ways to ensure a job is to have a bachelor's degree. But a college education is now more difficult for many families to afford. That means many students are on the prowl for bargain bachelor's degrees--and some are finding them in nontraditional programs such as three-year bachelor's degree programs, online education, and work colleges.
At the top of every college student's list are the modern tools of campus life, the technology that gets students through their academics and socializing. We've scanned five key categories of tech for collegiates. While these can be used for entertainment, the emphasis is on work and communications.
Even after a couple of years at a school, students often realize they might be better off at a different university. Whether you're looking for a financial, social or academic change, transferring can be a feasible option if your current university just isn't cutting it. Let's check out exactly what it takes to transfer from re-application to juggling credits
There have been dozens of incidents of crime on campus in recent years. It's a harsh reality on college campuses. So how prepared are you in the event that such a threat occurs at your school? And more important, how well-prepped is your college?
There are tons of cool opportunities out there for college kids, and if you’re looking to land something for spring or summer, the time to start looking is now. But do you really need an internship?
Living on a shoestring budget? Whether your parents float you funds or you're pulling a part-time paying gig, here's how to stretch every precious penny and 17 painless ways to get major bang for your buck
Going green is no longer a fad: It's a way of life. There are many ways you can help make campus life greener. Aside from turning off lights (compact fluorescent bulbs, of course), unplugging appliances and taking shorter showers, here are some other easy ways for you to conserve.
Math is your thing? Cha-ching! Turns out the 15 bachelor's degrees with the highest starting salaries have a common denominator: They're all math-related. Here's the complete list of the 15 highest earning majors
Robert Zemsky, chairman of the Learning Alliance for Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Making Reform Work: The Case for Transforming American Higher Education, is advocating for major changes on university campuses -- most notably a three-year college program.
You could waste four years studying a foundering field. Or, find out right here what careers (and majors) are still worth pursuing during times of economic stress. Here, we relay the best Recession-safe careers so you can declare a major now that will set you up for success later.
Are you registered for an honors class or teetering on the edge of 'I'm too freakin' lazy to challenge myself'? Before you 'yay' or 'nay' the big league, you need the inside info to decide if the honors track or an honors course is worth the extra work -- and whether you can take the heat.
Rhodes Scholarships are seen as investments in individuals, rather than in, say, highbrow research proposals. But that doesn't mean getting a scholarship is easy. Each year, the 32 American Rhodes scholars are culled from an initial pool of roughly 1,500 undergraduates and recent college grads. Here's some information to get you started