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Introducing College Connections

We are pleased to bring you College Connections, an online communications series dedicated to the college discovery and discernment process. The purpose is to provide the entire Rambler community with relevant topics, tips and timelines, along with diverse insights and voices to help guide you through the journey and hopefully ease some of the anxiety inherent in the college search and admissions process. We always welcome reader feedback. You can share comments with your college counseling team at

In The News

There is a lot of information out there about colleges and the college admissions process, the below articles are some of the more helpful articles we have found.

List of 3 news stories.

  • How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

    U.S. News and World Report

    Experts disagree on the "right" number of college applications for students to submit.

    There are about 4,000 colleges and universities around the country, but deciding on the number of schools to apply to can take time, research, and a little soul-searching.

    "I'm not sure there is an ideal number for everyone or the average student," says Randi Maloney, dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby College in Maine. "We see this as a really personal decision that includes a lot of time and understanding of individual students' needs and where those needs fit in with all the different colleges and universities available."

    Read full article.
  • "Admissions Beat" Podcast Returns for New Season


    "Admissions Beat," a popular podcast developed and hosted by Lee Coffin, vice provost for enrollment and dean of admissions and financial aid, opens its second season this week with new episodes aimed at helping high school students and their families find, choose, and gain admission to the colleges or universities best suited to them

    Read full article.
  • Common Reasons College Applications Get Rejected

    U.S. News and World Report

    Admissions officers look beyond academic standing to make tough rejection decisions. Consider these seven.

    As the volume of college applications continues to increase, admissions officers have tough decisions to make when it comes to filling limited seats.

    Read full article.
In the News Archive

Hidden Gems

Meet Members of the College Counseling Department!

Beginning in October—Enjoy this brief Q&A to get to know members of Loyola’s College Counseling Department. Each issue we’ll feature someone new!

List of 6 news stories.

  • Gabrielle Feldman

    Gabrielle Feldman

    College Counselor
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    Liz Riggs

    College Counselor
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  • Nancy Menendez

    Nancy Menendez

    College Counselor

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  • Kelly Dutmers '98

    Kelly Dutmers '98

    College Counselor

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  • Mark Porcaro

    Mark Porcaro

    Department Chair
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  • Beth Stanton

    Beth Stanton

    Administrative Assistant
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