College Prep

College Application Inspiration

The February deadline is fast approaching. Use these samples of personal statements to get cracking on your own exposé. Best of luck!

The February deadline is fast approaching. Use these samples of personal statements to get cracking on your own exposé. Best of luck!  

author's bio: 

Dafna Fliegelman is attending Midreshet Yeud in Israel. Isabel Calkins is a freshman at New York University in New York City. Gabriel Goldstein is a freshman at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Hudis Lang is a freshman at Yeshiva University Stern College for Women in New York City.

Oh, The Places I’ll Go

High school was a time to hone tools for the future.

High school was a time to hone tools for the future. 

author's bio: 

Amram Altzman graduated in June from the Ramaz Upper School in Manhattan. He will attend List College, a joint degree program between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University.

The Incoming Jewish College Freshman’s Cultural Quiz

What you need to know to be literate on the Green (and fight the Israel campus wars).
A photo of Yeshiva University.

What you need to know to be literate on the Green (and fight the Israel campus wars).

author's bio: 

Compiled by Jewish Week Staff 

If You Date Someone From Hillel…

A wholly subjective (though carefully considered and quite in-the-know) guide to getting through freshman year of college. OK, so you’re on your own, but remember to call home.

A wholly subjective (though carefully considered and quite in-the-know) guide to getting through freshman year of college. OK, so you’re on your own, but remember to call home.

author's bio: 

Gabriella Geselowitz is a junior in the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in Manhattan and a former Fresh Ink writer. 

Scamming the System

Students react to the high-profile SAT cheating scandal and new security proposals.

Students react to the high-profile SAT cheating scandal and new security proposals.

author's bio: 

 

Amram D. Altzman is a junior at the Ramaz Upper School in Manhattan. He has not yet taken the SAT. 

The Competition for College

Turn the nightmare of college applications into a dream of an experience.

Turn the nightmare of college applications into a dream of an experience.

author's bio: 

 

Isabel Fattal is a junior at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn.

College Dreams

Choosing a college is easy, it’s getting in that’s the tricky part.

Some teenagers have no sense of direction. They trudge along the bumpy road of life, not really sure where they’ll end up, only hoping that they’ll at least stay on the track. Others run. They jump over all the bumps no matter how high with their own personal maps in hand, always thinking, always planning which turn they’re going to take next. They know where they’re going and where the end will be. I’m one of the latter.