THE COLLEGE AUTHORITY

College Tour Programs

THE COLLEGE AUTHORITY

College Tour Programs

What’s Different About Us?

The Case Study Approach

TCA college tours visit campuses that are small, medium sized, and large; that are urban, suburban, and rural; with progressive and traditional cultures; with Gothic, Georgian, colonial, and modernist architecture; with cultures emphasizing sports, the arts, intellectual life, and/or pre-professional pursuits; and with students with wide ranges of interests. Visiting such widely different colleges allows students to discover the incredible variety available and what aspects most appeal to them.

Debriefs on the Bus

TCA college tours debrief each campus visit, helping to answer questions, challenge perceptions, and dispel any bad information. Students can participate as much or as little as they choose.

Testimonials

 

“I never thought visiting colleges could be so fun. The trip helped me learn what type of campus I was looking for and see vastly different college cultures. Mr. Rubin’s exhaustive knowledge on all things college related helped me find my dream school before I had even visited.”

Alain C.
Dartmouth College
Ransom Everglades School, Miami, Florida

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 “A College Authority tour isn’t just a chance for students to visit colleges, it is a master class in the college admissions process. Our students have always returned from the trips, not just with more knowledge, but also with a more sophisticated understanding of what is to come. The trips are designed to hit the perfect match of information, exploration, and fun…”

David Rion
Director of College Counseling
Sonoma Academy, Santa Rosa, California

 

“The College Authority is the authority on college tours. Students come away very informed and excited about the college search process. I look forward to personally conducting the information sessions for The College Authority each time a group visits Richmond. Bill Rubin is terrific.”

Gil J. Villanueva
Associate Vice President and Dean of Admission
University of Richmond

 

“I can’t imagine how my college search journey would have turned out had I not participated on this college tour. My tour definitely was one of the highlights of my high school career and truly made a major difference in my search and where I went to college.”

Raquel F.
Stanford University
Marymount High School, Los Angeles, California

 

“The TCA tour experience is unique within the professionally run college tour community. Bill Rubin has an encyclopedic knowledge of colleges and universities, as well as the broader college admission process. He has so many former students and professional contacts on so many different college campuses that students get genuine insight into college culture and opportunities specific to each.”

Heather Keddie
Former Director of College Counseling, Archer School for Girls, Brentwood, California
Former Director of College Counseling, Sage Hill School, Newport Beach, California

 

“A College Authority tour isn’t just a chance for students to visit colleges, it is a master class in the college admissions process.  Our students have always returned from the trips, not just with more knowledge, but also with a more sophisticated understanding of what is to come.”

David Rion
Director of College Counseling
Sonoma Academy, Santa Rosa, California

Bill Rubin, The College Authority

Meet Bill Rubin

Mr. Bill Rubin (BA 1992 Chemistry/ Classics/ Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS 1993 Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder) worked in undergraduate and graduate admission offices at UNC-Chapel Hill and CU-Boulder, as well as professional school admission offices at Duke University. Mr. Rubin founded The College Authority in July 1999.

Mr. Rubin has visited over 1400 colleges and universities throughout the world. For a list of the 500+ colleges and universities Mr. Rubin has visited in just the last 5 years, please click here.

Mr. Rubin is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Western Association for College Admission Counseling, and a founding member of the Higher Education Consultants Association.

Bill Rubin Facebook fan page college toursLearn more about Bill and hear what his students have to say on The Official Bill Rubin Fan Club page on Facebook.

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