Recently Visited: Seven PA Colleges

Dr. Lisa Ransdell is an independent educational consultant and college counselor who helps students and their families stay on top of college planning. Lisa’s practice is grounded in 27 years of college teaching and 20 years in higher education administration. She constantly tours, reads, and does professional development in order to give clients the most up-to-date info.

I’m just back from a trip to the Philadelphia area where I toured seven great colleges: Bryn Mawr, Franklin and Marshall, Haverford, Penn, Princeton, Swarthmore, and Villanova. Each is a standout and has much to offer students. One very special aspect of the trip was that a former client who is just wrapping up her first year provided my Villanova tour personally.  Soon Lara will be back in Colorado to visit with family and friends, and then she heads off to Spain for an internship-study abroad program arranged through the college. Not a bad way to spend the summer!

I will likely write a blog about each tour in order to share special features of each institution, several of which were established in the early 1800s by the Quakers. For now here is a peek at one of Princeton’s fierce tigers

A Princeton Tiger