Here are the Top Ten Jazz Festivals in the US

Alana Armstrong
Jazz, as a musical genre, got its start amid African-American communities during the late 19th and early 20th century. And jazz has been played at many festivals since then. The typical American jazz festival has a few things at its heart: it occurs every year, brings in a variety of talent and types of jazz […]

Here are the 10 Smartest Public Universities In the US

Jennifer Bruce
Deciding which public university is perfect for you can be an exceptionally¬†challenging endeavor. The universities are constantly being ranked on everything: campus beauty, excellent facilities, powerful name recognition, students’ happiness and success of alums, world renowned facilities,¬†professor & faculty prestige. However, the big question is: where should you go if you want to join the […]

The Top Ten Small Colleges in the US

Jamie Stewart
Small liberal arts colleges abound in the United States. Many offer high-quality academics and experiential activities that greatly enhance the college experience while preserving an intimate setting for learning. Our evaluations took into consideration student population of under 3,000 attendees, percentage acceptance, the total cost per year, average student debt upon graduation, average student salary […]

The 10 Best Public Universities in New England

Alana Armstrong
New England has one of the best selections of universities and colleges in the world, and the public universities in particular are a stellar bunch. We chose our list of the 10 best public universities in New England based on the unique features of the campuses, the strength of their programs and their commitment to […]

Learning to Ski: The Top Five US Ski High Schools

Lana Pelly
Defined as the ultimate winter sports experience, skiing has soared in popularity so significantly that learning it has now been transformed into a burgeoning industry with a myriad of ski high schools opening up across the country to groom budding professional skiers. Many young ski enthusiasts dream of becoming a professional and as a result […]

Bismarck, ND: Top of America’s Public School Systems

Alana Armstrong
Welcome to Bismarck. Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota (and is the second most populous city in North Dakota after Fargo), is home to one great public school system. And either causally (because we doubt it is a coincidence) this is coupled with high livability, a thorough respect for education and a number of local […]