The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2000

Author: Edward B. Fiske

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780812931716

Category: Study Aids

Page: 749

View: 3141

Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on three hundred of the country's most prominent colleges.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

Author: Edward Fiske

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402260674

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

View: 3379

"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on colleges' websites. Fully updatedand expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, theFiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland—so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid storieson each school, you will find: *A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college *Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college *"Overlap" listings to help you expand your options *Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt *Vital information on how to apply, including deadlines, fees, and test requirements *Exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings *All the basics, including financial aid stats, SAT/ACT scores, and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 44 public and private Best Buy schools—colleges that provide the best educational value "I send students to Fiske before I send them anywhere else." —Director of College Counseling, Los Olivos, CA

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2004

Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 30th Edition

Author: Yale Daily News,Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312316181

Category: Education

Page: 992

View: 974

College students discuss what colleges are really like, including grades, sports, social life, alcohol policies, gender relations, admissions, and classes

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019

Author: Edward Fiske

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781492662099

Category: Study Aids

Page: 864

View: 2726

"The best college guide you can buy."--USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Collegeshas been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on college websites. Fully updated and expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, the Fiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland--so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid stories on each school, you will find: -A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college -Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college

The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition

Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1524710342

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

View: 1004

NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it! What Makes THE BEST 382 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 382 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 137,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more · Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of Life · Bonus list of the 200 "best-value" schools featured in Colleges That Pay You Back DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION · The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness · Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each school What the media is saying about The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guide: “The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.” –The New York Times “A great book.... It’s a bargain.” –CNN “Our favorite college guidebook.” –Seventeen “Provides the kind of feedback students would get from other students in a campus visit.” –USA Today

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

Author: Edward Fiske

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402260681

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

View: 9302

The #1 bestselling college guide, from the most trusted expert Every college and university has a story - and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. Counselors everywhere agree, the Fiske Guide to Colleges is the best way to get to know the unique personalities of schools without visiting campus.Featuring Fiske's trademark descriptions, exclusive ratings, up-to-date tips from current students, and tools for broadening and narrowing your list, the Fiske Guide is the #1 source for discovering more than 320 of the best colleges and universities - and finding the right one for you.

Choosing the Right College 2014–15

The Inside Scoop on Elite Schools and Outstanding Lesser-Known Institutions

Author: John Zmirak

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 148049299X

Category: Education

Page: 992

View: 5053

“By far the best college guide, for both its honesty and its insights.” —Thomas Sowell Over the past decade, Choosing the Right College has established itself as the indispensable resource for students—and parents—who want the unvarnished truth about America’s top colleges and universities. It is the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market, using on-campus sources to turn up the best—and worst—aspects of nearly 150 schools. Just as important, Choosing the Right College covers the intellectual, political, and social conditions that really matter, including: · The integrity and rigor of the curriculum · Which courses and professors to take—and which to avoid · The prevalence of politics in the classroom and the state of free speech—all highlighted with ISI’s unique “traffic light” · Living arrangements, safety, and other keys to student life · How to get a real education at any school Beyond all that, this brand-new edition of Choosing the Right College features a host of innovations, including: “So You’re Looking For...,” top-five lists of colleges for all types of students; a quick list of each school’s strengths and weaknesses; an insider’s look at the pros and cons of online education; and more. This new edition of Choosing the Right College also provides the financial information families need in this age of soaring tuition. What are the most overpriced colleges—and which are relatively good values? What is the average student-debt load? To cap it all off, Choosing the Right College introduces the groundbreaking feature “Blue Collar Ivies”—in-depth reports on the best affordable colleges in all fifty states. Choosing the Right College 2014–15 will completely change the way young people make a life-altering decision.

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges

Author: Yale Daily News,Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

View: 8592

Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143122304

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 340

View: 1443

Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2001

Author: Edward B. Fiske

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780812931723

Category: Education

Page: 768

View: 8226

Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on three hundred of the country's most prominent colleges.

How to Get Into the Top Colleges, 3rd ed

Author: Richard Montauk,Krista Klein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105356

Category: Study Aids

Page: 640

View: 7973

The ultimate guide for getting into the country's most elite colleges- with insider tips straight from admissions directors. Now fully revised, How to Get into the Top Colleges is the definitive resource for students determined to stand out in the crowd of applicants and join the ranks at the country's most prestigious schools. This book is an in-depth and targeted resource, which shows students just what it takes to make the grade at the nation's leading private and public colleges by taking them step by step through the entire application process. Includes exclusive, invaluable, and revealing interviews with the country's leading admissions directors.

Choosing the Right College

The Whole Truth about America's Top Schools

Author: Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780802848017

Category: Education

Page: 796

View: 1234

Evaluates the academic life, political atmosphere, and social conditions at more than one hundred of the top colleges and universities in the United States.

Fiske Real College Essays That Work

Author: Edward B. Fiske,Bruce G. Hammond

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402295768

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 3658

Presents advice on writing an effective college application essay, along with examples of over one hundred essays from real college students.

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The "Dare to Be Yourself" Guide for Getting Into the Best Colleges for You

Author: Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402263333

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 5681

"Admission Possible "doesn't just describe college admissions--it shows exactly what to say and do every step along the way from freshman through senior year of high school, using fully illustrated examples and checklists.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015

Author: Edward B Fiske

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492615706

Category: Study Aids

Page: 864

View: 9306

"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today This leading guide to more than 300 colleges and universities has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Hip, honest, and straightforward, The Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers an insider's look at the academic climates and the social and extracurricular scenes at the "best and most interesting" schools in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland. Includes: • Fiske's exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings • Fiske's "Best Buys:" schools that deliver the best education at the most reasonable costs • Lists of each school's strongest majors and programs • Candid comments from each school's current students • A self-quiz to help students understand which college is right for them And more!

When Schools Compete

A Cautionary Tale

Author: Edward B. Fiske,Helen F. Ladd

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815798491

Category: Education

Page: 342

View: 8845

In 1989 New Zealand embarked on what is arguably the most thorough and dramatic transformation of a compulsory state education system ever undertaken by an industrialized country. Under a plan known as Tomorrow's Schools this island nation of 3.8 million people abolished its national Department of Education and turned control of its nearly 2,700 primary and secondary schools over to locally elected boards of trustees. Virtually overnight, one of the world's most tightly controlled public education systems became one of the most decentralized. Two years later, in 1991, with a new government in power, New Zealand enacted further reforms that introduced full parental choice of schools and encouraged the development of a competitive culture in the state education system. Debate rages in the United States about whether similar reforms would improve the performance of the country's troubled public school system. Judgments about the potential benefits of these ideas, as well as the general relevance of economic models to educational systems, tap into deeply held values, and discussion in the U.S. has been hampered by the lack of practical experience with them. The extended and widespread experiences of New Zealand, whose school system functions much like our own, provide U.S. policy makers with a wide range of appropriate insights and implications to consider as they gauge the merits of bold education reform. When Schools Compete is the first book to provide detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the New Zealand experiment. Combining the perceptive observations of a prominent education journalist and the analytical skills of an academic policy analyst, this book will help supporters and critics of market-based education reforms better anticipate the potential long-term consequences of applying ideas of market competition to the delivery of education.

The Gatekeepers

Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

Author: Jacques Steinberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200316

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 6709

In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times

Colleges That Change Lives

40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140296167

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 491

Offers profiles of forty colleges which focus on individual needs and high academic standards; provides insider tips for choosing a school based on personality; and discusses homeschooling and learning disabilities.

College Unranked

Ending the College Admissions Frenzy

Author: Lloyd Thacker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674019775

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 5380

At head of title: Presidents and deans speak out for students.