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Visiting College Campuses

Visiting College Campuses

by Janet Spencer, Sandra Maleson, Princeton Review Publishing Staff
     
 
It's easy these days to find out about college campuses from CD-ROMs or the Internet, but nothing beats hitting the road and seeing a campus with your own eyes: sizing up the dorms, eating a meal in the cafeteria, sitting in on a class, and getting a true-to-life preview of your next four years.

This new edition of Visiting College Campuses is your

Overview

It's easy these days to find out about college campuses from CD-ROMs or the Internet, but nothing beats hitting the road and seeing a campus with your own eyes: sizing up the dorms, eating a meal in the cafeteria, sitting in on a class, and getting a true-to-life preview of your next four years.

This new edition of Visiting College Campuses is your one-stop source for plotting your journey, whether it's by plane, train, or automobile. Our profiles of the 250 most-toured campuses include:

*Maps and precise directions to get you there by any mode of transportation
*Nearby hotels, motels, B&Bs, and resorts for every budget
*The best and worst times to visit each campus
*Dates and times when campus tours are available
*How to arrange an overnight stay in a dormitory
*Information on meeting professors, admissions officers, and coaches

Visiting College Campuses also gives you mileage charts by state and region, so you'll know exactly how far your targeted schools are from one another and how many campuses you can hope to cover each day of your trip. Month-by-month academic calendars let you know when school is in session, so you won't show up to find an empty campus.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Voya Reviews
All students heading for college are advised to visit the campuses of their choice. This book will help to some extent, but it is only for those interested in the more expensive select schools--and only if they need directions. Limited in scope, it covers merely 250 schools across the entire country. Two Pennsylvania schools listed were checked for accuracy. The listing for Penn State gives only sketchy directions from one interstate--unfortunately not the highway most heavily used by people heading for that campus. Directions are very poor and incomplete. The entry for Dickinson, the second college checked, offered better directions but gave poor information on local accommodations. All the information in the book is easily--and more accurately--available online, on street map programs, from auto clubs, or from individual colleges and their Web sites. With no solid information for students on how to plan or organize a campus visit, this book is too narrow in scope and not accurate enough to be worth the cost. Skip this one and put your money into a resource with better information. Index. Illus. Maps. Charts. Appendix. 1999, Random, Ages 12 to Adult, 366p, $20 Oversize pb. Reviewer: Vicky Burkholder

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375750885
Publisher:
Random House Information Group
Publication date:
12/23/1997
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Janet Spencer is a professor of law and the mother of two children with whom she visited thirty schools.  She lives in New York City.

Sandra Maleson is a technical writer and editor and has toured many colleges with her two children.  She lives in Elkins Park, PA.

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