adMISSION POSSIBLE: The “Dare to Be Yourself” Guide for Getting into the Best Colleges for You
Applying to college isn’t just about your GPA, test scores, or how many activities you’ve done. It’s about finding colleges that fit you as a student and a person. And the secret is: that’s what the colleges want as well. adMISSIONPOSSIBLE is not your ordinary admission guide-this book is designed to help you be just a little bit different, just a little bit better, than everyone else by focusing on who you are and what you love.
A Is for Admission: The Insider’s Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges
A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world’s most highly selective schools really make their decisions.
Fiske Guide to Colleges
Every college and university has a story-and no college guide tells those stories like the Fiske Guide, written from the honest, independent perspective of Edward B. Fiske. Students, parents, and counselors agree, Fiske is the best way to get to know the unique personalities of schools, without visiting campus. Featuring Fiske’s trademark descriptions, exclusive ratings, tips from current students, and tools for broadening and narrowing your list, the Fiske Guide is the #1 source for discovering the 322 best colleges and universities-and finding the right one for you
Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You
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.
Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You
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.
On Writing the College Application Essay: The Key to Acceptance at the College of Your Choice
A newly revised edition of a perennial favorite, On Writing the College Application Essay by Harry Bauld—formerly an admissions officer at Brown University and assistant director of admissions at Columbia University—is an insider’s guide to writing a college application essay that will stand out from the pack.
Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges
Rugg recommends over 14,000 student-oriented quality departments at quality undergraduate colleges and universities in the USA. Young adults looking for their preliminary list of undergraduate colleges to consider often start with Rugg’s book. For years Rugg has had an uncanny ability of implementing a system that combines statistical analysis with direct communication with hundreds of secondary school counselors around the country. He and his staff are able to sort and sift the objective with the subjective and aid the student with 120 college major lists of recommended departments.
The Best 379 Colleges
Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best 380 Colleges provides the facts and information needed to make a smart decision about which of the country’s best schools to consider
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
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 Insider’s Guide to the Colleges: Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know
With this new edition, The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges has been, for 41 years, the most relied-upon resource for high school students looking for honest reports on colleges straight from the college students themselves. Having interviewed hundreds of their peers on more than 330 campuses and by getting the inside scoop on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations, the reporters at the Yale Daily News have created the most candid college guide ever.
Winning the College Admission Game: Strategies for Parents & Students
Winning the College Admission Game: Strategies for Parents and Student (Peterson’s, 2007) is an innovative approach to college planning that helps parents and students develop winning strategies for finding and getting into “best fit” colleges. Designed for collaborative review, it focuses on teamwork with customized messages for students and parents.