Stuart Nachbar, College and Graduate School Advisor

An independent college and graduate school admissions advisor based in Central New Jersey, Stuart Nachbar is publisher of, which 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 nearly three 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 an education, and towards rewarding careers afterwards. He also advises students on essay development and interviewing for admissions as well as scholarships, and assists families in addressing issues on financial aid.

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 21st 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).