The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition

The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition

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What makes The Best 377 Colleges the most popular college guide?

*DIRECT QUOTES FROM STUDENTS that give insight into each school's unique character, classes, financial aid, social scenes, and more

*ONE-OF-A-KIND RANKING LISTS that reveal the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on how students rated their school's dorms, professors, food,

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What makes The Best 377 Colleges the most popular college guide?

*DIRECT QUOTES FROM STUDENTS that give insight into each school's unique character, classes, financial aid, social scenes, and more

*ONE-OF-A-KIND RANKING LISTS that reveal the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on how students rated their school's dorms, professors, food, athletic facilities, and financial aid

*DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION that gives tuition, application criteria, deadlines, student to faculty ratios, graduation rates, and the most popular majors

*BONUS FEATURES like the "150 Best Value Colleges List," plus unique ratings with all 377 schools scored on Financial Aid, Quality of Life, Fire Safety, Green Ratings, and more!

Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best 377 Colleges provides the facts and information needed to make a smart decision about which of the country's best schools to consider.

What the media is saying about The Best 377 Colleges from The Princeton Review: 

“The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.”–The New York Times

“The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone

“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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307944870
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Series:
College Admissions Guides Series
Pages:
864
Sales rank:
871,801
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 10.08(h) x 1.88(d)

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Best Classroom Experience
Based on students' answers to several survey questions concerning how they rate their professors, their classroom/lab facilities, the amount of classes they attend, and their in-class discussion.

Students Study the Most / Students Study the Least
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How many out-of-class hours do you spend studying each day?"

Professors Get High Marks/ Professors Get Low Marks
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate your instructors as teachers?"

Most Accessible Professors/ Least Accessible Professors
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How accessible are your instructors outside the classroom?"

Class Discussions Encouraged
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How much of your overall class time is devoted to discussion as opposed to lectures?"

Most Popular Study Abroad Programs
Based on students' answers to the survey question, "How popular is studying abroad at your school?"

Best Health Services
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate your school's health center services?"

Best Career Services
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate your school's career/job placement services?"

Best College Library / This is a Library?
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate your school's library facilities?"

Great Financial Aid / Financial Aid Not So Great
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "If you receive financial aid, how satisfied are you with your financial aid package?"

Best Run Colleges/ Administrators Get Low Marks
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "Overall, how smoothly is your school run?"

Happiest Students/ Least Happy Students
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "Overall, how happy are you?"

Their Students Love These Colleges
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "Overall, how satisfied are you with your school?"

Most Beautiful Campus/ Least Beautiful Campus
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate the beauty of your campus?"

Easiest Campus to Get Around
Based on students' answers to the survey question, "How do you rate the ease of getting around your campus?"

Best Campus Food / Is it Food?
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate the food on campus?"

Best College Dorms/ Is That a Dorm?
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate the comfort of your campus dorms?"

Best Quality of Life
Based on students' answers to several survey questions including how they rate: the beauty, safety, and location of their campus, their campus dorms and food, their ease in getting around the campus and in dealing with the administration, the friendliness of fellow students and interaction among different student types on campus, and their overall happiness.

Most Conservative Students/ Most Liberal Students
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "Politically, are you: Left-wing, Democrat, Middle, Republican, Right-wing?"

Most Politically Active Students/ Election? What election?
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How popular are political/activist groups on your campus?"

Lots of Race/Class Interaction/ Little Race/Class Interaction
Both lists are based on students' answers to a survey question asking them to rate the level of their agreement with the statement: "Different types of students (black/white, rich/poor) interact frequently and easily at my school."

LGBT-Friendly/ LGBT-Unfriendly
Both lists are based on students' answers to a survey question asking them to rate the level of their agreement/disagreement with the statement: "Students, faculty, and administrators at my school treat all persons equally regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity/expression."

Most Religious Students/ Least Religious Students
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How religious are students at your school?"

College City Gets High Marks/ College City Gets Low Marks
Both lists are based on students' answers to a survey question asking them to rate the city or town in which their school is located.

Town-Gown Relations are Great/ Town-Gown Relations are Strained
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How well do students at your college get along well with members of the local community?"

Best Athletic Facilities
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate the recreational/athletic facilities at your school? "

Students Pack the Stadiums/ There's a Game?
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How popular are intercollegiate sports at your school?"

Everyone Plays Intramural Sports/ Nobody Plays Intramural Sports
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How popular are intramural sports at your school? "

Best College Radio Station
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How popular is the college radio station?"

Best College Newspaper
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate your campus newspaper? "

Best College Theater
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How do you rate your college's theater productions?"

Lots of Greek Life
Based on students' answers to the survey question: "How popular are fraternities/sororities at your school?"

Lots of Beer/ Got Milk?
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How widely is beer used at your school?"

Lots of Hard Liquor/ Scotch and Soda, Hold the Scotch
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How widely is hard liquor used at your school?"

Reefer Madness/ Don't Inhale
Both lists are based on students' answers to the survey question: "How widely is marijuana used at your school?"

Party Schools/ Stone-Cold Sober Schools
Both lists are based on students' answers to survey questions concerning: the use of alcohol and drugs at their school, the number of hours they study each day outside of class time, and the popularity of fraternities/sororities at their school.

Jock Schools
Based on students' answers to survey questions concerning the popularity on campus of intercollegiate sports, intramural sports, and fraternities/sororities.

Future Rotarians and Daughters of the American Revolution/ Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians
Both lists are based on students' answers to survey questions concerning: their own political persuasion, the use of marijuana at the school, how religious students are at the school, the popularity of student government on campus, and the level of acceptance of the LGBT community on campus.

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