These colleges produce the highest percentage of eventual doctorate recipients in the humanities, natural sciences, and social and behavior sciences. Institutions are listed in rank order and based on statistics provided by the National Science Foundation’s Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study. The stack ranking is based on the # of PhDs produced.
We students are way too focused on a STEM education. While the benefits of STEM are awesome and tangible, don't disregard the humanities subjects. those make you whole. Shreya, my older daughter is getting a very complete education at Wellesley college where she is majoring in CS yet 50% of her classes are in Humanities; that's a requirement when you graduate from a liberal arts college. Read on for more..
I see this essay question often with the harder to get in type schools. Be careful here as they expect a solid response. Make summers count! They are a great opportunity to take classes at your local community college, volunteer at a personally meaningful nonprofit, or attend a summer program at your target school. Or do something less common like spending 3 months as a full-time volunteer with a state congressperson’s re-election campaign.
Most students have a vague idea about their career path. Any 17-year old who says he knows exactly what he wants is a statistical anomaly. Please use this assignment to get more clarity into your plans. Use the attached document's below to enhance your responses. Make sure you include responses to the following:
Some students are pretty clear where they see life going, while some are on the fringe. For your college apps, you will need to make a call on the major of choice. Invest the time in knowing what career will make you happy. You are better off telling schools one thing and then later changing your mind rather than staying completely open. Schools like decisive students. It's also ok to have more than one major in mind.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to choose a major:
Many of us aren’t aware of the different options we could pursue as a major. I found this list comprehensive and well laid out. The attached document links to specific career paths and what $$ do people make in the early stages of the careers
We are a family on a mission to help high schoolers make prudent choices in college admissions.