The most expensive college in every state, in one map

College tuition has been getting more expensive, and costs widely vary among the country’s colleges and universities. Using data from the US Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System program, we found the most expensive four-year, primarily baccalaureate and above degree-granting institution with at least 500 students enrolled in Fall 2016, based on reported tuition, board,…

Is a Philosophy Major Worth Getting?

Of course, I’m biased since a philosophy major at UC Berkeley, even though I didn’t know it at the time, was my path to product management. But here’s my rationale: Philosophy is a bridge between science and the humanities, analogous to how product management is a bridge between many multidisciplinary functions (engineering, marketing, business strategy)…

The Psychology of Moving Abroad to Study

I was in Paris the first time it happened: I woke up in bed and couldn’t move. Shit, I thought. Am I dead? Blinking out of existence would have been bad, but spending eternity staring at the lid of a coffin seemed much, much worse. Panicked, I tried to will my consciousness into leaving my…