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Public University versus Liberal Arts College; College Finance for Student Visa Holders

Getting In A College Coach Conversation
Admissions Consultant Sally Ganga

Written by Sally Gangaon November 2nd, 2023

I started my career as an assistant director of admission at Reed College, my alma mater, where I ran the transfer program. From there, I went to Whittier College as an associate director, and then moved on to The University of Chicago, again as associate director, where I was in charge of the application reading process and the awarding of our top merit scholarships. The diversity of my experience was very helpful when I transferred to the high school side, where I assisted students applying to colleges at all levels of selectivity.
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​Today’s battle: public universities versus liberal arts colleges! We kid; each institution type has its pluses and minuses, and on today’s podcast, host Sally Ganga interview guests representing both. College admissions counselor Brittany Preston, formerly of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Oregon State University-Cascades, shares her experience at public universities, and admissions counselor Nial Rele, formerly of Middlebury College, relates his experience at a small liberal arts college. In addition, if you are an international student in the US on a visa, listen in as college finance expert Robyn Stewart discusses how this may affect what you pay for college. To listen to other episodes, visit Getting In: A College Coach Conversation on VoiceAmerica or search for us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you’re there, please leave us a rating or review! We appreciate your feedback.


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