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Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges (2006 Ed.)

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The groundbreaking guide to the 40 best colleges you've never heard of—colleges that will change your life

Choosing the right college has never been more important—or more difficult. For the latest edition of this classic college guide, Hilary Masell Oswald conducted her own tours of top schools and in-depth interviews, building on Loren Pope's original to create a totally updated, more expansive work. Organized by geographic region, every profile includes a wealth of vital information, including admissions standards, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and what faculty say about their jobs. Masell Oswald also offers a new chapter on how students with learning disabilities can find schools that fit their needs. For every prospective college student searching for more than football and frat parties, Colleges That Change Lives will prove indispensable.

 

Fully revised and updated by education journalist Hilary Oswald, Colleges That Change Lives remains the definite guide for high school students (and their parents) who are looking for more in their college education than football, frat parties, and giant lectures. Building on the foundation of landmark author Loren Pope, Oswald spent more than a year visiting 40 colleges, speaking with students, faculty, and alumni to create these vivid and concise portraits. 

 

Featuring a new introduction, a new Required Reading section, and a new chapter on learning disabilities, the book is organized into five geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) to make for easy browsing, and urban, suburban, and rural campuses are all featured. Theres also an alphabetical index of colleges. Each profile includes admissions standards as well as relevant statistics to make your decision easier, including where the school ranks in post-graduate grants and fellowships, what percentage of students go on to graduate school or further education, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, percentage of professors who have terminal degrees in their field, even what activities are available to students and what theyre likely to do on weekends.

 

Book News Annotation:

Pope presents a revised edition of his guide to 40 lesser-known colleges located around the U.S. that offer an educational experience to rival that of the Ivy League and major universities in the country. Updated throughout, this edition includes a senior's tips to freshmen, tells how Japanese universities are adopting ideas from these colleges, addresses such issues as home schooling and single-sex education, and discusses research suggesting individuals with learning disabilities may be the gifted of the future. A Washington, D.C. newspaperman, Pope has been writing about education since 1952. The book is not indexed.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Pope presents a revised edition of his guide to 40 lesser-known colleges located around the U.S. that offer an educational experience to rival that of the Ivy League and major universities in the country. Updated throughout, this edition includes a senior's tips to freshmen, tells how Japanese universities are adopting ideas from these colleges, addresses such issues as home schooling and single-sex education, and discusses research suggesting individuals with learning disabilities may be the gifted of the future. A Washington, D.C. newspaperman, Pope has been writing about education since 1952. The book is not indexed. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Now revised and expanded with new information — the trusted guide that profiles exceptional colleges which will turn "average" high school students into achievers

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 B and C students as well as on 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

-- Information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience

This new edition includes a revised group of colleges, and for the first time addresses the issues of home schooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.

Synopsis:

Now revised, this new edition of Pope's indispensable guide profiles 41 colleges and addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Following years as an education journalist and college administrator, Loren Pope went on to found the College Placement Bureau, which helps families make informed choices about higher education. His books include The Right College and Looking Beyond the Ivy League.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143037361
Subtitle:
40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
Author:
Pope, Loren
Author:
Oswald, Hilary
Author:
Oswald, Hilary Masell
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
College Guides
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
School environment
Subject:
Organizations & Institutions
Subject:
Universities and colleges -- United States.
Subject:
School environment -- United States.
Subject:
Reference-College Guides
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120828
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.50x5.74x.70 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Now revised and expanded with new information — the trusted guide that profiles exceptional colleges which will turn "average" high school students into achievers

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 B and C students as well as on 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

-- Information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience

This new edition includes a revised group of colleges, and for the first time addresses the issues of home schooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.

"Synopsis" by , Now revised, this new edition of Pope's indispensable guide profiles 41 colleges and addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.

"Synopsis" by ,

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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