Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015

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by Edward Fiske
     
 

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"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

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"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!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"I love this book. It's going to be my go-to resource for quite some time...I like that I can make notes and dog-ear pages and stick in post-its if I want to flag something for my son or husband. I like the quotes from students. I like that it feels more objective than a given school's website. " - Hormone-Colored Days

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402260650
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
07/05/2014
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
630,401
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.40(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Edward B. Fiske is the founder and editor of theFiske Guide to Colleges. A former Education Editor of the New York Times, Fiske is known around the world for his award-winning writing on topics ranging from trends in American higher education to school reform in Southeast Asia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The guide was established in 1982 when, covering higher education for the Times, Fiske sensed the need for a publication that would help students and parents navigate the increasingly complex college admissions scene. The guide, an annual publication, immediately became a standard part of college admissions literature and it is now the country's best-selling college guide.

Fiske has teamed up with his wife, Helen F. Ladd, a professor at Duke University, on several major international research projects regarding the development of education in various countries. Together, they are co-editors of the Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, the official handbook of the American Education Finance Association. Fiske's journalistic travels have taken him to more than 60 countries on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development, UNESCO and the Asia Society.

Born in Philadelphia, Fiske graduated from Wesleyan University summa cum laude, and received master's degrees in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and in political science from Columbia University. He is a regular contributor to the International Herald-Tribune. In addition to the New York Times, his articles and book reviews have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Chronicle of Higher Education, Los Angeles Times, and other national publications.

A resident of Durham, North Carolina, Fiske serves on a number of boards of non-profit organizations working for access to college and international understanding. He is also a founding member of the board of the Central Park School for Children, a charter school in Durham.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to get this publication to have my student be able to browse at their leisure; however, I was disappointed that no Cal State University schools were listed even though some have top programs in their field. I realize there is not room for every school but it makes me view the guide differently if even Cal Poly SLO is not listed for their architecture program and Sac State for their business programs. Curious on criteria to be included in the publication.