Good study habits help grades

Study habits are essential to a successful college career. It’s vital for incoming first-year students to develop proper study habits, said  Ashley Edwards, a TCU academic adviser. Transitioning from high school to college is a big deal, because it’s many students’ first time without a parent holding them accountable for their actions, she said. Austin[…]

Athletic success increases application numbers

Even students who aren’t athletes can be attracted to a university because of its sports programs. Harvard marketing professor Doug Chung calls this the “Flutie Effect,” noting that Boston College saw a rise in applications after then-quarterback Doug Flutie threw a last-minute “Hail Mary” pass to defeat the University of Miami in a nationally televised[…]

BMI: fact or fiction

According to the National Center for Health Statistics about a third of U.S. adults age 20 and older are obese, but some people question the science behind the numbers. Obesity is linked to the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale, which sets the range for  “healthy” weight based on height. “I don’t believe that the BMI[…]

Atmosphere and sports teams influence college decisions

Numerous factors affect college choice, including academics, cost, student life, comfort and safety, but each student’s selection process is unique. “When a student asks me what makes TCU special, my answer is always like ‘I can’t tell you,’ ’’ TCU Admissions Counselor Beatriz Gutiérrez said. “Because in order for me to answer that honestly, I[…]