Four-Year Colleges 2005

Four-Year Colleges 2005

by Peterson's Publishing Staff

Paperback(Book with CD)



This valuable resource includes information on every accredited four-year undergraduateinstitution in the U.S. and Canada—more than 2,100 institutions all-together! It also includes detailed two-page descriptions written by admissions personnel for nearly 1,000 colleges. College bound students and their parents will be able to research colleges and universities in regards to setting; enrollment; entrance level; academic programs and degrees awarded; entrance requirements and application procedures; tuition, fees, and housing costs; student/faculty ratios and campus life; and contact information.

  • Informative data profiles for more than 2,100 institutions—listed alphabetically by state (and followed by other countries) with facts and figures on undergraduates, freshmen, faculty, majors, academic programs, library, computers on campus, student life, athletics, standardized tests, costs, financial aid, applying, and admissions contacts.
  • Nearly 1,000 two-page in-depth descriptions written by college administrators exclusively for Peterson's.
  • A bonus CD featuring fully searchable college in-depth descriptions, extensive advice on financial planning and estimating college expenses, and online application capability.
  • OPTIONS section featuring insider info on specialized options available to students.
  • At-a-glance info on the application process available on inside front cover.
  • Helpful articles on making a list of “Top-Ten” colleges; surviving standardized tests; preparing to get in; paying for college; advice for international students applying to colleges and universities in the United States, information on ROTC programs, and scholarship guidance.
  • Indexes: Entrance difficulty; Desired major or field of study; Alphabetical

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780768913798
Publisher: Peterson's
Publication date: 06/15/2004
Edition description: Book with CD
Pages: 3096
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 2.80(d)

Table of Contents

A Note from the Peterson's Editors1
Search, Find, Select
College Admissions Countdown Calendar4
Choosing Your Top Ten Colleges6
Surviving Standardized Tests9
The Whys and Whats of College Visits11
Applying 10115
The Early Decision Decision17
What International Students Need to Know About Admission to U.S. Colleges and Universities22
Searching for Four-Year Colleges Online26
Money, Money, Money
Financial Aid Countdown Calendar30
What's Your BestCollegeDeal?32
Who's Paying for This? Financial Aid Basics34
Middle-Income Families: Making the Financial Aid Process Work38
Options, Options, Options
Honors: An A+ Education42
Public and Private Colleges and Universities--How to Choose45
Why Not Women's Colleges?49
The Military and Higher Education53
How to Use This Guide67
Profiles of Four-Year Colleges
U.S. and U.S. Territories74
In-Depth Descriptions of Four-Year Colleges
Featured Schools1126
Appendix2003-04 Changes in Institutions2892
Entrance Difficulty2896
Cost Ranges2903
Geographical Listing of In-Depth Descriptions3079
Alphabetical Listing of Colleges and Universities3083

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