The Truth About Finding Great Academic Fits in Your College Search

The Truth About Finding Great Academic Fits in Your College Search

by Lynn O'Shaughnessy
     
 

This Element is an excerpt from The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (9780132365703) by Lynn O'Shaughnessy. Available in print and digital formats.

Why you'd better not rely on the college rankings! A cautionary tale . . . and a better way to find the right college for your child.

On a hot

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This Element is an excerpt from The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (9780132365703) by Lynn O'Shaughnessy. Available in print and digital formats.

Why you'd better not rely on the college rankings! A cautionary tale . . . and a better way to find the right college for your child.

On a hot summer day in 2007, Antioch College announced its own obituary. The 155-year-old college, which had been founded by abolitionists, had imploded: it was out of money, students, and time. Why dwell on Antioch's problems? It can serve as a warning to any students or parents who are tempted to rely too heavily on rankings. Here's why: Despite its severe problems, those ubiquitous college guides were still praising Antioch....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132479981
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
FT Press Delivers Elements
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
10
File size:
272 KB

Meet the Author

Lynn O’Shaughnessy has been a professional journalist for nearly three decades. She is a former LA Times reporter and syndicated columnist, and a financial journalist. Her previous books include Unofficial Guide to Investing; Investing Bible; and Retirement Bible, consistently ranked by Amazon.com as one of the most popular guides to retirement planning. She contributes regularly to publications such as BusinessWeek, Money Magazine, Chronicle of Philanthropy, AARP: The Magazine, Bloomberg Wealth Manager Magazine, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, and Consumer Reports MoneyAdvisor.

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