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The distinctive group of forty colleges profiled here is a well-kept secret in a status industry. They outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing winners. And they work their magic on the B and C students as well as on the A students. Loren Pope, director of the College Placement Bureau, provides essential information on schools that he has chosen for their proven ability to develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. Inside you'll find evaluations of each school's program and personality to help you decide if it's a community that's right for you; interviews with students that offer an insider's perspective on each college; professors' and deans' viewpoints on their school, their students, and their mission; and information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience. Loren Pope encourages you to be a hard-nosed consumer when visiting a college, advises how to evaluate a school in terms of your own needs and strengths, and shows how the college experience can enrich the rest of your life.

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Genre: Education
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin Mass Market
Release: 1996
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 0140239510

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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.

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2006-07-25
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101221341

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The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selecting the right institution, a checklist of specific questions to ask when visiting a college, the secrets to creating good applications and good applicants, and much more. With as few as one-third of college students remaining at the institution they entered as freshmen, finding the right college is harder than ever before. This book makes it easier for students and their parents.

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Genre: Education
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2007-12-18
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101201886

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Genre: College choice
Author: Loren Pope
Publisher:
Release: 1970
File: 209 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951000769877O

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Fully revised since the first edition, Cool Colleges covers the most exciting schools in the U.S. and Canada, with a new chapter on eco schools, an update on tuition-free schools, and the total low-down on the so-called top-ranked schools. "Worth a look, if you're headed for college or getting ready to apply."—San Diego Union Tribune Are you hyper-intelligent? Self-directed? A late-bloomer? Or just different? Then you need a great school that will challenge, nurture, inspire, and motivate you-and Cool Colleges has got 'em. It will also give you the scoop on: • What the Ivy league is and what it really wants • Totally free schools, including one where financial need is a requirement for admission • Universities that don't give grades • Schools that don't want your SAT scores • Data on the highest (and lowest) paying majors • The schools that graduate the most millionaires • Men's, women's, and minority-focused colleges • Schools where you can design your own degree program • A college where you can hike and camp your way to a degree • A college that runs its own ranch on an 80-square-mile campus • Science and engineering schools where undergrads get their own labs • The most competitive colleges, including one that rejects 95% of applicants • Campuses where students love to study, even on Saturday nights • Schools that offer programs in computer game studies, comedy, auctioneering, special-effects makeup, and more Plus a link to the Web addresses for every college and university in the United States and Canada. Cool Colleges is the resource for finding your dream school-and gives you the edge you'll need to get accepted.

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Donald Asher
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release: 2011-06-29
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307797704

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This book can save you more than $100,000. These days, most people assume you need to pay a boatload of money for a quality college education. As a result, students and their parents are willing to go into years of debt and potentially sabotage their entire financial futures just to get a fancy name on their diploma. But Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that this assumption is not only false, but dangerous-a class con game designed to rip you off and doom your student to a post-graduation life of near poverty . From his unique double perspective-he's a personal finance expert (at Daily Finance) AND a current senior at the University of Massachusetts-Zac figured out how to get an outstanding education at a public college, without bankrupting his parents or taking on massive loans. Armed with his personal knowledge, the latest data, and smart analysis, Zac takes on the sacred cows of the higher education establishment. He reveals why a lot of the conventional wisdom about choosing and financing college is not only wrong but hazardous to you and your child's financial future. You'll discover, for instance, that: * Student loans are NOT a necessary evil. Ordinary middle class families can- and must-find ways to avoid them, even without scholarships. * College "rankings" are useless-designed to sell magazines and generate hype. If you trust one of the major guides when picking a college, you face a potential financial disaster. * The elite graduate programs accept lots of people with non-elite bachelors degrees. So do America's most selective employers. The name on a diploma ultimately won't help your child have a more successful career or earn more money. Zac can prove every one of those bold assertions - and more. No matter what your current financial situation, he has a simple message for parents: "RELAX! Your kid will be able to get a champagne education on a beer budget!"

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Genre: Education
Author: Zac Bissonnette
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2010-08-31
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 1101458968

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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times

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Genre: Education
Author: Jacques Steinberg
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2003-07-29
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101200315

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A user-friendly guide written for the college shopper. A book of lists, this is the way to identify colleges where students will get in and fit in; includes the best schools in various fields, hidden gems, best dorm food, great low-cost colleges, best places to study abroad, and activisit campuses.

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Genre: Education
Author: Steven R. Antonoff
Publisher: Wintergreen Orchard House
Release: 2008-01-01
File: 520 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781933119861

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Read award-winning journalist Frank Bruni's New York Times bestseller: an inspiring manifesto about everything wrong with today's frenzied college admissions process and how to make the most of your college years. Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be, Frank Bruni explains why this mindset is wrong, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are students' efforts in and out of the classroom, not the name on their diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that--and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.

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Genre: Education
Author: Frank Bruni
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release: 2015-03-17
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781455532698

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Demystifies the process of searching for the right college, locating financial aid, and managing family transitions during the admission process

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Genre: Reference
Author: Bill Mayher
Publisher: Macmillan
Release: 1998-01-30
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 0374525137

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