campus encounters

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Welcome to Campus Encounters

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Welcome to the Campus Encounters blog. I’m a professional college counselor who visits dozens of colleges a year as part of on-going professional development.

The entries on this website include factual information about the schools and my impressions of the campuses. I take extensive notes during my visits to remember the unique things about each place, remember why I might want to recommend the school to specific students, and hopefully capture a bit of the feel and culture of the campus. Blogging seems to be the most effective way to make what I learned accessible to a large audience. I hope you find these pages helpful as you navigate your college search!

Please take these blog entries with a grain of salt: as much as possible, I will share interesting facts, little-known information, or new initiatives on the campuses. Any facts and statistics I put in here come from sources provided by the college itself: promotional material they gave to me, something presented at an Information session, or something an admissions counselor or tour guide said. I have listed the date that I visited campus to give a sense of how recent the facts are, but obviously things change so please don’t take them as written in stone. If I share opinions from tour guides, I will mark them as such. Otherwise, opinions are mine and mine alone. I will share personal impressions about the college: things that surprised or impressed me, things that I really liked or wished were different, etc.

Should you want more information about these colleges or are seeking some guidance with your college search, please visit or email me at to see what I might be able to do to help you along the way.

(c) 2019

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