O's Notes

The University of Portland Entrance

University of Portland is a private Roman Catholic university in Portland, Oregon that is home to nearly 3900 undergraduates. Portland, is the largest city in Oregon and home to many large technology, manufacturing and healthcare companies as well as many startups. Additionally, Portland is rich in the performing arts, music, sports and prides itself on its environmental sustainability.

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Santa Clara University (SCU) is a private Jesuit university at the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area that is home to of 3500 undergraduates. SCU has a long history of producing distinguished alumni including Leon Panetta (former Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, and White House Chief of Staff), Steve Nash (eight-time NBA All-Star, two time NBA MVP), Khaled Hosseini (Best selling novelist and physician), and Janet Napolitano (former Governor of Arizona and United States Secretary of Homeland Security).

SAT Subject Tests: To Take Or Not To Take?

One of the most frequent questions students (and their families) have is — do they have to stake the SAT subject test? In the current frenzied college admissions landscape, it can feel like almost every student is prepping for some SAT subject test. And then students (parents) start to feel FOLO, Fear Of Losing Out about not taking a subject test.

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Every year, O’s List likes to analyze the UC admissions, simply because we are a California based startup and we totally love the UC’s, as the UC’s do truly provide a world class education. In 2018, we have anecdotally heard that UC admissions were very competitive for California high school students in 2018. Furthermore, reports by Inside Higher Ed seemed to confirm that it was a challenging admissions environment.

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While STEM majors garner a lot of attention in the job market (that’s another post!), many of the most popular majors by graduation numbers are non STEM majors such as history, social sciences, economics, etc. What are the job prospects of graduates in these majors? What kind of jobs are specifically advertised for liberal arts majors? Sometimes it can be hard to get a sense of the employment opportunities of the majors until one is actively seeking a job.