Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010

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by Edward Fiske
     
 

"The best college guide you can buy." —USA Today

The #1 bestselling college guide, from the top name in college admissions!

For more than 20 years, this leading guide to more than 330 colleges and universities has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Hip, honest and

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"The best college guide you can buy." —USA Today

The #1 bestselling college guide, from the top name in college admissions!

For more than 20 years, this leading guide to more than 330 colleges and universities has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Hip, honest and straightforward, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010 delivers an insider's look at the academic climates and the social and extracurricular scenes at the "best and most interesting" schools in the US, plus Canada and Great Britain. Includes:

  • Fiske's exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings
  • The 40+ schools that deliver the best education at the most reasonable costs
  • Lists of each school's strongest majors and programs
  • Candid tips from each school's current students
  • A self-quiz to help students understand which college is right for them
  • Vital information on how to apply
  • "Overlap" listings to help students expand their options

FISKE: THE INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS
Why do students, parents and high school counselors trust and recommend Edward B. Fiske and the Fiske Guide to Colleges more than any other guide? Quite simply, they're fiercely independent:

  • An author in touch: The incredible write-ups for more than 330 schools come not from a corporation, but from the former education editor of the New York Times, one of the leading experts in college admissions.
  • No hype from the colleges: The Fiske Guide accepts no consulting, advertising or other fees from colleges and has no outside consortium of colleges working on its behalf.
  • Nothing to sell: There are no counseling, essay-writing, tutoring, consulting, or other services Fiske Guide is trying to sell; just great information about great schools.

Editorial Reviews

AP column Financial Bookshelf
The guide is notable as much for its focus on each school's personality and quality of life as for its statistical data and admissions information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402209604
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
774
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

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Edward Fiske served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times, where he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He is also the author of the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.

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Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
BarbKH More than 1 year ago
The 2010 Fiske Guide is well-organized and easy to read. It contains pertinent, up-to-date information on every college our two older children could possibly be interested in. Each college within the guide has 2-3 pages of text describing the general feel of the campus and its environs, a "snapshot" of the typical student attracted to the college, popular majors, and extracurricular and social opportunities. There is boxed data for each school detailing enrollment, male/female ratio, average SAT/ACT scores and financial issues. There is also a 5-point rating system for academics, social life and overall quality of life at each school along with a quick reference to important application info. Overall, we got more data out of this quide than any other we purchased. A definite must have for high school juniors and seniors!
mediamaven51 More than 1 year ago
The Fiske Guide is based on solid reporting, not an arcane rating system (as US News and World Report is) nor on surveys of a handful of students who can skew results (Princeton Review). The veteran of three college searches for my children, I found the Fiske Guide to be the most useful. I particularly appreciate its best buys section -- true value in higher education is based on both price and quality -- and Fiske recognizes that.
Devon_Bookster More than 1 year ago
This guide is the best I've found to help high school juniors and seniors learn about some of the best colleges in the nation. It is necessarily limited because it cannot review every college, but the colleges it reviews are represented clearly and well. A reseracher would find only one or two state colleges, no community or techincal colleges, and many private and prestigious institutions. The colleges it reviews are reviewed thoroughly, giving perspectives of students, the colleges themselves, and parents. It also has a useful "know yourself" survey to help students know what they want in a college. This helps limit their choices and the time to examine the colleges chosen. Overall, while somewhat limited, it is a highly reliable guide for students wishing to attend one of the better colleges in the U.S.
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