Educated Quest
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Your guide for the journey to college!

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he most important aspect of the college search is to make your list of the best-fit schools—and it is also the hardest step on the journey to college.

It’s my job to help college-bound students make their list, be competitive for admission, and compare schools to make a well-informed decision.

Why should you choose me to advise you on the journey to college?

  • I have done business with colleges for nearly 30 years—and I know how they do business with students and their families.
  • I know what it takes for college students to build their resumes and put themselves in the best position to find internships and entry-level jobs as well as gain admission to graduate and professional schools.
  • I continually visit, compare and profile schools on to help students and their families get the most out of their campus visits.
  • I challenge misleading perceptions about “quality” and “value” to give students and parents a better framework to choose their best-fit colleges.
  • I help students and parents to compare schools based on the “five C’s” of Costs, Curriculum, Community, Comforts and Connections based on a student’s unique interests, needs and learning style.
  • I help students to write the best possible essays in their own voice.

How can I work with your family?

It depends on where you are on the journey to college. I work with students and parents on an hourly basis as well as discounted fees for assignments over four hours and more. I will save you considerable time and money to help you make the best-informed decision.

I look forward to being your guide on the journey to college!

Stuart Nachbar
aka ‘Ed Quest’


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Stuart Nachbar is publisher of, a Web-based, parent-focused blog that provides timely advice on the college search and graduate/professional school admissions  as well as profiles of the best values in higher education. Stuart has worked around higher education for more than two decades as a writer, urban economic development professional and software marketing executive. His expertise helps families consider academics, costs, housing, student success, career development, networking opportunities, and more, enabling them to get the best return on their investment in a college education.

Prior to starting, Stuart was senior vice president, and one of the original members of the management team, for College Central Network (CCN), a New York City-based company that develops, manages and markets Web-based applications used by more than 650 U.S. college and university career centers. Over eleven years he directed sales, marketing, product development and customer training and helped build one of the largest client bases in the higher education space. CCN is entering its 19th year in business, longer than any company serving its market.

Stuart Nachbar has a BA in Political Science and a MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University, a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a Certificate in Digital Media Marketing from New York University. He completed his Certificate in College Counseling (with Distinction) from UCLA. In 2009 he penned Defending College Heights, a novel surrounding the murder of a U.S. Army recruiter during the Second Gulf War.

Stuart Nachbar is a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC), the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) and the Education Writer’s Association (EWA).


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