How do I get into Princeton?

Posted by Shmoop on 2/12/19 1:00 PM

Is it your dream to rub shoulders with the snobby-yet-dapper elite of the world after years of studying so hard that your brain has started seeping out of your ears? Then Princeton might be the school for you. Getting into this top-dog Ivy, though, is no small feat. You're going to need smarts, writing skills, stellar extracurriculars, great relationships with your teachers, and more luck than a Leprechaun rubbed down in four-leaf clover oil. But never fear—we're here to walk you through this college's application process.

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Topics: princeton, College Prep, college, ivy league

How to Pay for College

Posted by Shmoop on 1/16/19 7:00 AM

If you're applying to college this year, your application is just the beginning of the college experience. For the younger crowd, the clock is ticking for you to decide which college will be graced with your presence. And we have a sneaking suspicion that no matter where in the process you are, you'll be wondering how in the world to pay for college.

The deposit you send in with your decision is only the beginning—the tuition, room and board, and textbook costs (among plenty of other things) are still to come. Yeah, people say that education is priceless, but apparently colleges and universities didn't get the memo.

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Topics: College Prep

20 Examples of Awesome Personal Statements for College Application Season

Posted by Shmoop on 12/3/18 9:00 AM

College application season is officially in full swing. And as tedious as it is to fill out those zillions of fields on the apps, we all know the most stressful part is the personal statement.

So, allow us to inspire you with 20 examples of awesome personal statements. We've got something for everyone, no matter who you are. Whether you...

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Topics: College Prep

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