The process of applying for college in America is long, complex and very competitive. Universities look for students who excel academically, and are passionate about extracurricular activities, like sports, music and community service. In the search for the right match, admission staff read mountains of letters of recommendation, essays and personal statements. But a new…

Almost 9,500 Nigerians study at more than 730 colleges and universities in the United States. Those U.S. universities include the University of Pennsylvania, Lafayette College, Tufts University, Vassar College, Northern Kentucky University, and the University of Kansas, according to the latest Open Doors report from the Institute of International Education. Nigeria is the 15th leading place of…