The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003by Edward B. Fiske
For 20 years, 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 and straightforward, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003 reliably describes the academic climates and the social and extra-curricular/i>
"The best college guide you can buy." --USA Today
For 20 years, 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 and straightforward, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003 reliably describes the academic climates and the social and extra-curricular scenes at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States and Canada. Fiske�s unique insight into what�s not to be missed and what�s to be avoided at each university reveals the academic strengths, the role of athletics, and the social highlights at each school. Professor-student interaction, college setting and scholarships are also hot topics.
Compiled from surveys of thousands of students and administrators, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003 is thoroughly updated annually. The resulting resource is the best guide to colleges and universities available; USA Today has called it the "most readable and informative" of all college guides.
--a self-quiz to help you decide what really matters to you in a college and what kind of college is right for you
--vital application information--where to get one, which schools have the longest and most difficult applications, long-lead deadlines, etc.
--exclusive lists of the strongest majors and departments at each college as well as famous--and infamous--classes
--candid descriptions of quality of life, campus setting, social atmosphere and level of academic intensity from actual students--"party school" or "monastery"?
Also included is a special section highlighting the 43 public & private Best Buy schools--colleges that provide the best education for your money.
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- Older Edition
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- 8.24(w) x 10.46(h) x 1.59(d)
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If you've ever seen the Fiske reviews before, this one won't disappoint. Excellent format, good analysis. As a parent of a college bound student, I've spent a lot of time looking thru college review books and found that the two best books are the "Fiske Guide.." and Princeton Review's "The Best 345..". The more popular book amongst the parents seems to be "The Best 345..". It's seems to be a better indicator of what the students *really* think.
Since the age 14, I have looked at Peterson's and CollegeBoard and all the websites and guidebooks in between, and yet it was not until I opened this great book that i was satisfied. I did not want the stats anymore, I did not want the tuition costs, NO.. i wanted the experience of the school from the student's perspectives presented in a logical, unbiased manner without spending hundreds of dollars on plane tickets and car rentals for endless campus visits--- we have a winner! If you look through the book you can see that there are both ups and downs listed. For example, Boston College, he pointed out didn't have the qulaity of education to justify its popularity. Pro's and Cons are listed. Fiske clearly describes various aspects of the schools through quotes tediousley collected from student surveys. The phrase- "straight from the horses mouth" couldn't be more appropriate here. My routine as i approach my senior year is: think about college, start stressing, stress some more, whip out the ol' Fiske guide to review my top choice schools, and then be able to breath again.... The book is good for both a lost student or anxious parent. It includes a range of colleges for all types of people, and if you are just lost and read the book cover to cover-- it is truly the best starting place. You can start to figure out what you want in a college and which colleges have it. I would reccommend strlongly reading the introduction explaining his ratings, and i hope you buy this book because wherever you are in the college process- It is the book for you.