Shmoop’s new guides to colleges and majors give high school and college students the information they need to make educated decisions about their educational futures.
Every college has its own personality, and Shmoop is here to shine the light on what each school is really like. Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital publishing company that aims to make learning fun, has launched college profiles with acceptance stats, student body information, and more for top schools across the nation. But there’s a twist: each profile, written by students and alumni of the school, is narrated from the point-of-view of the school itself—picture OK State on OkCupid.
Shmoop’s college profiles tell students all they need to know to choose the right school, from the average SAT® scores of accepted students to the hottest hangout spots on campus. Dig Birkenstocks and environmental ed? Better head to Brown. Excel at almost everything? Princeton might be the right choice. Also included are stats on admitted students, and most importantly, the ruling on which Harry Potter house each school belongs in.
Once students have made it to their dream school, they can use Shmoop’s descriptions and outlooks for various college majors. This information will help them hone their academic interests and give them a look into the crystal ball of the future. Hankering to major in finance? There might be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Want to become a therapist? Expect a rich…internal life. Shmoop gives students the lowdown on what classes they’ll take in each major, but they don’t stop there. They provide students with careful insight about how those classes will affect their future.
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching resources. Shmoop content is written by experts and teachers, who collaborate to create high-quality and engaging materials for teachers and students. Shmoop Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, and Learning Guides balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 10 million unique visitors a month on its site and offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards, named “Best in Tech” twice by Scholastic Administrator, and awarded Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) three years in a row. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.
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