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Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools You Should Know about Even if You're Not a Straight a Student
     

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools You Should Know about Even if You're Not a Straight a Student

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by Loren Pope
 

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YA-Pope discusses 40 colleges, mostly in the Northeast, South, and Midwest. What makes this book different from other guides is that it highlights schools that select students who have a wide range of abilities, not necessarily the cream of the crop academically, but who exhibit a desire to learn. The atmosphere at these institutions is collaborative rather than competitive and they feature close interaction between students and faculty. Antioch University, Grinnell College, Whitman College, and Goucher College are among the schools included. Overviews of academic standings, admission requirements, quotes by faculty and students, points of geographic interest, and strengths in relation to other schools are given for each selection.-Rebecca C. Burgee, Langley High School, McLean, VA

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ISBN-13:
9780140239515
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/12/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Loren Pope was education editor of the New York Times in the 1950s. In 1965 he opened the College Placement Bureau in Washington, D.C., to help families of college--bound students make informed choices. He is the author of Looking Beyond the Ivy League and has written numerous articles about the college application proc

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Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Tim Conde More than 1 year ago
As a part time college counselor, I can say that this is a great book. There are thousands of great colleges in the US, but sadly everyone only talks about 20 of them. If you are sending a kid to a college to have bragging rights, don't bother with this book. But if you want your kid to have a great education, get this and read it. I read it in one night. I couldn't put it down. In this book, you learn which colleges really teach. How they can take a B student and make them a huge success in life. As a parent, you owe it to yourself to read this. We toured some of the 40. The kids there LOVED them. Universally, the kids loved the small classes, professors who really cared and the great experience. And, yes, my kid will be starting at one of the 40 in a few months. We could not be happier. She could not be happier. I encourage everyone interested in giving their kid a great educatiomn to read this. It will open your eyes to some great colleges.
Anonymous 24 days ago
I really enjoyed this and the companion book Colleges that Change lives. I helped me identify important criteria for choosing a college.
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