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

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

Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on Loren Pope's expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 colleges—all of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs. Contents include:

  • Evaluations of each school's program and "personality"

  • Candid assessments by students, professors, and deans

  • Information on the progress of graduates

This new edition not only revisits schools listed in previous volumes to give readers a comprehensive assessment, it also addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning
disabilities, and single-sex education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101221341
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 147,767
File size: 465 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Loren Pope 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 is the author of Looking Beyond the Ivy League and has written numerous articles about the college application proc

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Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
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 More than 1 year 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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