The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2013

Overview

The only guidebook of its kind to combine extensive narrative college profiles with detailed data and statistics on each institution, this tome reports on more than 300 colleges and universities, addressing their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Tips on each college’s admission process and student quotes from a national survey accompany each description to provide an honest and thorough appraisal of each college’s...

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Overview

The only guidebook of its kind to combine extensive narrative college profiles with detailed data and statistics on each institution, this tome reports on more than 300 colleges and universities, addressing their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Tips on each college’s admission process and student quotes from a national survey accompany each description to provide an honest and thorough appraisal of each college’s strengths and weaknesses. To guide students by the numbers, this book includes extensive statistics for each school, with figures on the student composition, class sizes, most popular majors, admissions rates, required standardized tests, deadlines, college costs, and financial aid. A must-have, go-to resource for any college-bound student, their parents, or guidance and career counselors, readers will also find a ranking of the 100 best college values.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I was mesmerized by the attention to detail in this book! The descriptive nature of this book gave me the impression I was strolling across a campus in the middle of a typical day in the life of a college student."  —John Beischel, career and college counselor and department chair, Princeton High School

"Finally . . . one college book that does it all by providing relevant statistics in an easy-to-read format and helpful text to better understand the nuances of each university."  —Dr. Robin Boren, independent college counselor and former department chair, Dakota Ridge High School

"Choosing the right college can be a daunting task. Academics, student life, and financial considerations have an impact on the decision making process. This comprehensive guide will be a valuable tool for students and parents."  —Christine Bland, gifted resource teacher, West Chester East High School

"The most honest guide to colleges that I have come across. Not only does this book present the positive aspects of each school, it also discusses potential drawbacks. Throughout the guide, you hear from various students on the campuses who maintain the same degree of honesty. You really get a feel for what it may be like to walk onto each campus."  —Peggy Espada, director, Wilkes University Upward Bound

"If you are exploring colleges, The Ultimate Guide to America’s Best Colleges should be your first purchase! Up-to-date information both positive and negative that you may not find elsewhere."  —Linda Kimmel, college and career Specialist, Irvington High School

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617600029
  • Publisher: Supercollege, Llc
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 976
  • Sales rank: 1,500,723
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.34 (h) x 2.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the award-winning authors of 1001 Ways to Pay for College, Get Free Cash for College, Get into Any College, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, and Sallie Mae How to Pay for College. They have been featured as college admissions experts in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. They live in Belmont, California.

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