Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

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Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges by Loren Pope

The groundbreaking guide to the 40 best colleges you've never heard of—colleges that will change your life

Choosing the right college has never been more important—or more difficult. For the latest edition of this classic college guide, Hilary Masell Oswald conducted her own tours of top schools and in-depth interviews, building on Loren Pope's original to create a totally updated, more expansive work. Organized by geographic region, every profile includes a wealth of vital information, including admissions standards, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and what faculty say about their jobs. Masell Oswald also offers a new chapter on how students with learning disabilities can find schools that fit their needs. For every prospective college student searching for more than football and frat parties, Colleges That Change Lives will prove indispensable.
 
Fully revised and updated by education journalist Hilary Oswald, Colleges That Change Lives remains the definite guide for high school students (and their parents) who are looking for more in their college education than football, frat parties, and giant lectures. Building on the foundation of landmark author Loren Pope, Oswald spent more than a year visiting 40 colleges, speaking with students, faculty, and alumni to create these vivid and concise portraits. 
 
Featuring a new introduction, a new Required Reading section, and a new chapter on learning disabilities, the book is organized into five geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) to make for easy browsing, and urban, suburban, and rural campuses are all featured. There’s also an alphabetical index of colleges. Each profile includes admissions standards as well as relevant statistics to make your decision easier, including where the school ranks in post-graduate grants and fellowships, what percentage of students go on to graduate school or further education, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, percentage of professors who have terminal degrees in their field, even what activities are available to students and what they’re likely to do on weekends.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143122302
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Edition description: 2013-2014 Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 52,567
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Loren Pope (1910-2008) was education editor of the New York Times in the 1950s. In 1965 he opened the College Placement Bureau in Washington, D.C., to help families of college-bound students make informed choices. He was also the author of Looking Beyond the Ivy League and wrote numerous articles about the college application process.

Hilary Masell Oswald lives in Denver, Colorado, where she writes about education, architecture and design, and public policy. Her work has appeared in Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, Edutopia, and other publications and websites.

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Tim Conde More than 1 year ago
As a part time college counselor, I can say that this is a great book. There are thousands of great colleges in the US, but sadly everyone only talks about 20 of them. If you are sending a kid to a college to have bragging rights, don't bother with this book. But if you want your kid to have a great education, get this and read it. I read it in one night. I couldn't put it down. In this book, you learn which colleges really teach. How they can take a B student and make them a huge success in life. As a parent, you owe it to yourself to read this. We toured some of the 40. The kids there LOVED them. Universally, the kids loved the small classes, professors who really cared and the great experience. And, yes, my kid will be starting at one of the 40 in a few months. We could not be happier. She could not be happier. I encourage everyone interested in giving their kid a great educatiomn to read this. It will open your eyes to some great colleges.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I really enjoyed this and the companion book Colleges that Change lives. I helped me identify important criteria for choosing a college.
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