Articles by Hannah Purnell

The Best Gift of All: 5 Ways to Document Your College Experience

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No need to return home from your first college semester bearing fancy gifts. Share something better: a documented account of your first year experience!  Read More…

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Best Holiday Gifts by College Major

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Stumped on what to buy for your current or soon-to-be college student? No worries! We scoured a variety of sources to find a good mix of practical and “just for fun” gifts for the top 10 current college majors (according  Read More…

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No Money from Parents? 4 Ways to Self-fund College

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The idea that parents should pay for their children’s college education is a nice one, but it’s far from reality for many students. Some parents seriously underestimate the current cost of college; others lack the means and are reluctant to  Read More…

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Campus Visit Weirdness: Deal Breaker or NBD?

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It seems like everyone these days is talking about the importance of the campus visit. But what they may not tell you is that just like any other first impression, the campus visit can be a little anticlimactic and sometimes  Read More…

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Defending the Fluff: The Value of Non-Major Classes

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In college life, there’s a lot of emphasis on choosing “the right major” and taking “the right classes” in order to prepare for your future career. And for the most part, we’re down with that. But anyone who’s ever been  Read More…

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5 Dangerous Financial Aid “Types” to Avoid

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When hunting for financial aid, make sure you’re familiar with the five types of students who are in the most danger of losing dollars—and don’t be “that guy.” The Worker Bee Even though most students feel perpetually broke, it is  Read More…

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You Can Afford Ivy League, But Not Without These Tools

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Got the grades to get into your dream school, but think you can’t afford tuition? It may be time to think again. Research shows many talented students have been kept in the dark about their funding options and the real  Read More…

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Haunted Campus: 5 College Ghost Stories

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The weather is turning chilly, dead leaves are falling—what better time to break from the books for a ghostly tale or two? We’ve all heard the one about the Lovers’ Lane psycho with a hook for a hand—which is a  Read More…

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Over 30 with Kids: Colleges Respond to New “Norms”

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As the definition of a “typical” college student continues to be more broad, colleges are redefining the “typical” college experience and offerings. Find out what changes they are making and how this could suit you.  Read More…

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Student Loan Debt: Truth, Lies, and Lessons

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Do you feel like you can’t get a straight answer on student loans? This article breaks down the common myths.  Read More…

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hannah Purnell is a staff writer for CollegeView.com. Hannah writes extensively on the topic of undergraduate studies and the college search process.