Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143122304

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 340

View: 7791

Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.
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Colleges That Change Lives

40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101221348

Category: Study Aids

Page: 320

View: 5089

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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Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143037361

Category: Education

Page: 382

View: 6937

Profiles forty colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides insider tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as homeschooling and learning disabilities.
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Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools You Should Know about Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market

ISBN: 9780140239515

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 7281

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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Looking Beyond the Ivy League

Finding the College That's Right for You

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201886

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1097

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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Marine Chemistry

Author: Edward D. Goldberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674017344

Category: Science

Page: 914

View: 5090

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Cool Colleges

For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Differen t

Author: Donald Asher

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307797708

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 6955

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. 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. Reviews"Worth a look, if you'¬?re headed for college or getting ready to apply."-San Diego Union Tribune I received a used copy of your book, Cool Colleges (2nd Edition) in the mail this morning and (admittedly) out of vague interest and the slight boredom that comes with not having a driver's license, I picked it up and went about my usual hole-up-in-my-bedroom-with-new-book-and-blinds-down-and-stay-holed-until-I-have-finished-the-text-in-it's-entirety routine. The purpose of this message is to express my nearly inexpressible gratitude to you and your associates in research. I have read life-changing books, articles, and speeches but I have never, not once, been so deeply affected by a work of this type: A guidebook? I have perused U.S. News & World Report's 2007 College Guide and the Newsweek/Kaplan 2007 College Guide, each with their individual talents and faults, but your book was different. For once I felt like the book was directed to students such as myself. I'm not an athlete and I'm no an academic superstar: at my school, that's what it takes to be a favorite. I am just another mediocre teenager in millions who wants to save the world. Your book made me feel, for once, as though someone was looking at those of us hanging by our fingernails on the edge of being completely lost in our distinction. I love to learn for the sake of learning and not because I'm aiming for any star-studded diplomas or accreditations, but because there is so much to learn. Your book not only allowed me to see that there were other "Lost Kids" (that's what my guidance counselor called me) but further that there were places trying to find us because we aren't as lost as some of our superiors like to think. Again Sir, thank you for all your work. It has not gone unnoticed nor was it in vain. If nothing else, you made at least one girl's life (and future) a little brighter. -Carina, 17St. Petersburg, FL From the Trade Paperback edition.
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America's Best Colleges for B Students

A College Guide for Students Without Straight A's

Author: Tamra Orr,Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

Publisher: Supercollege Llc

ISBN: 9781932662436

Category: Study Aids

Page: 606

View: 9786

Provides an overview of one hundred and fifty colleges that welcome B students, covering admission requirements, popular majors, tuition, and size, and includes advice for preparing for, applying to, and choosing colleges.
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Creative Colleges

A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers

Author: Elaina Loveland

Publisher: Supercollege Llc

ISBN: 9781617600364

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 5232

Offers advice on passing admissions auditions and provides more than two hundred school profiles, including information on admissions requirements, costs, and programs offered.
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Colleges That Create Futures

50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0804126399

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 9660

KICK-START YOUR CAREER WITH THE RIGHT ON-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE! When it comes to getting the most out of college, the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important as what you study. Colleges That Create Futures looks beyond the usual “best of” college lists to highlight 50 schools that empower students to discover practical, real-world applications for their talents and interests. The schools in this book feature distinctive research, internship, and hands-on learning programs—all the info you need to help find a college where you can parlay your passion into a successful post-college career. Inside, You'll Find: • In-depth profiles covering career services, internship support, student group activity, alumni satisfaction, noteworthy facilities and programs, and more • Candid assessments of each school’s academics from students, current faculty, and alumni • Unique hands-on learning opportunities for students across majors • Testimonials on career prep from alumni in business, education, law, and much more *************************** What makes Colleges That Create Futures important? You've seen the headlines—lately the news has been full of horror stories about how the college educational system has failed many recent grads who leave school with huge debt, no job prospects, and no experience in the working world. Colleges That Create Futures identifies schools that don't fall into this trap but instead prepare students for successful careers! How are the colleges selected? Schools are selected based on survey results on career services, grad school matriculation, internship support, student group and government activity, alumni activity and salaries, and noteworthy facilities and programs.
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Students' Guide to Colleges

The Definitive Guide to America's Top 100 Schools Written by the Real Experts - the Students who Attend Them

Author: Jordan Goldman,Colleen Buyers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143035589

Category: Reference

Page: 623

View: 419

A guide to one hundred of America's top schools features descriptions written by attending undergrads from various walks of life, along with vital statistics and requirements for each school and information on the student body, academics, social life, and
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Harvard Schmarvard

Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You

Author: Jay Mathews

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307556592

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

View: 2401

Smarten Up—It's Time to Choose the Right College Think that your life's growth, success, and happiness depend on which college you attend? The higher-profile school, the better, right? Wrong! Neither is true. Written by, yes, a Harvard grad, Harvard Schmarvard rebuts the perception that image is everything when it comes to college and emphasizes this simple fact: What you will be measured by in life is your talent and energy, not your college's name. Packed with practical information and insider tips, this must-have guide will help you determine which school fits you. Inside, you'll find: ·How to survive the application process without losing your sanity or sense of humor ·Tips on writing essays, visiting campuses, and keeping cool during your college interviews ·The truth about search letter scams and the early admissions game ·Plus loads of other invaluable insight! So take a deep breath and exhale your worries and fears. Let Harvard Schmarvard debunk the myths, expose you to the truth, and clear your mind so you can weigh what's really important. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The College Solution

A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price

Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0132944693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8239

This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!
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Admission Matters

What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College

Author: Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Joyce Vining Morgan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118634543

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 5604

Third edition of the go-to reference to college admission Getting into college has never been more complicated or competitive. Parents and students need expert guidance to navigate the maze of college admissions. This thoroughly updated edition of Admission Matters is the best source, covering the whole process for any applicant. The authors offer great practical advice for selecting the right school, writing effective essays, navigating financial aid, and much more. No matter what type of school a college-bound student may select, Admission Matters will give them the edge they need. Offers an essential resource for understanding the admission process for all students applying to college Addresses the most recent changes to the college application process New sections include information for international students, transfer students, and students with learning disabilities, as well as expanded advice for athletes, artists, and homeschoolers This is an essential handbook for any family facing the college admission process.
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The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities Or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Author: Marybeth Kravets,Princeton Review,Imy Wax

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0375429611

Category: Education

Page: 831

View: 4203

Provides information for students with learning disabilities and their families to understand the services they need, identify goals, and select an appropriate college to match individual needs.
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Restoring the Soul of the University

Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age

Author: Perry Lynn Glanzer,Nathan F. Alleman,Todd C. Ream

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830891633

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 6470

Has the American university gained the whole world but lost its soul?
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The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2004

Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 30th Edition

Author: Yale Daily News,Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312316181

Category: Education

Page: 992

View: 5482

College students discuss what colleges are really like, including grades, sports, social life, alcohol policies, gender relations, admissions, and classes
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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Author: Frank Bruni

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145553269X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3378

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. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, 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 who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her 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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Colleges That Create Futures, 2nd Edition

50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 152471030X

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 9253

CHOOSE A COLLEGE THAT WILL LAUNCH A CAREER! When it comes to getting the most out of college, the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important as what you study. Colleges That Create Futures looks beyond the usual “best of” college lists to highlight 50 schools that empower students to discover practical, real-world applications for their talents and interests. The schools in this book feature distinctive research, internship, and hands-on learning programs—all the info you need to help find a college where you can parlay your passion into a successful post-college career. Inside, You'll Find: • In-depth profiles covering career services, internship support, student group activity, alumni satisfaction, noteworthy facilities and programs, and more • Candid assessments of each school’s academics from students, current faculty, and alumni • Unique hands-on learning opportunities for students across majors • Testimonials on career prep from alumni in business, education, law, and much more *************************** What makes Colleges That Create Futures important? You've seen the headlines—lately the news has been full of horror stories about how the college educational system has failed many recent grads who leave school with huge debt, no job prospects, and no experience in the working world. Colleges That Create Futures identifies schools that don't fall into this trap but instead prepare students for successful careers! How are the colleges selected? Schools are selected based on survey results on career services, grad school matriculation, internship support, student group and government activity, alumni activity and salaries, and noteworthy facilities and programs.
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