Searching for just the right college fit for your student can be an overwhelming wave of stats, data, and reading. Where do you even begin? The 300 top institutions included here were selected from a diverse selection of US public and private universities and chosen based on academic reputation, special academic programs, richness of student life, and financial aid. Each college entry includes, for easy comparison, a quick list of highlights regarding students, academics, popular majors, admissions, and deadlines, as well as an in-depth discussion with an overview of academics, student body and campus life, and admissions/financial aid. Interesting college history and unique tidbits are also included. A couple of college search worksheets are included, as well as indexes by name and location, rankings by best value, by public and private, and with popular programs. Scores of information will help you gain great perspective and find the school of your choice. 984 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth
The only guidebook of its kind to combine extensive narrative college profiles with detailed data and statistics on each institution, this tome reports on more than 300 colleges and universities, addressing their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Tips on each colleges admission process and student quotes from a national survey accompany each description to provide an honest and thorough appraisal of each colleges strengths and weaknesses. To guide students by the numbers, this book includes extensive statistics for each school, with figures on the student composition, class sizes, most popular majors, admissions rates, required standardized tests, deadlines, college costs, and financial aid. A must-have, go-to resource for any college-bound student, their parents, or guidance and career counselors, readers will also find a ranking of the 100 best college values.