Patterned after Fiske's The New York Times Selective Guide to Colleges ( LJ 3/15/82), this volume focuses upon 221 four-year schoolslarge and small, public and privateoffering high-quality instruction for less than $10,000 a year. Of those institutions, 107 were reported upon in Fiske's Selective Guide to Colleges 1984-85. Entries include expanded and updated statistics as well as newly written essays based upon comments by college students and administrators. Though the emphasis is on cutting educational costs, two-year schools are not mentioned. This work, nevertheless, is recommended for high school, college, and public libraries. Leonard Grundt, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
School Library Journal
YA A guide to more than 200 institutions which offer quality higher education at ``bargain'' pricesmost of them at a cost lower than the national average for private or public institutions. Each entry has basic statistical information such as cost, academic standards and admissions ratios, as well as information on financial aid and money-saving educational options like ROTC and combined graduate/undergraduate programs. A narrative description of the college (compiled from questionnaires to adminstrators and students) discusses academic strengths and weaknesses, social life, living conditions, sports and students profiles.