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Choosing the Right College 2010-11: The Whole Truth about America's Top Schools (Choosing the Right College)by John Zmirak
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As stated in the opening essay, "In this guide you will find colleges that survived the philistine outrages of the 1960s and '70s and have retained (or regained) their mission of humanistic education." The guide provides critical overviews of nearly 140 leading US colleges and universities, giving detailed information on the quality of curricula, the rigor of major academic departments, and the schools that have safe campuses and wholesome living arrangements (no coed bathrooms). There is even information on specific professors and courses to seek out or avoid. Entries are divided by region, and each entry includes background on the institution, vital statistics, suggested core courses, and summary information on academic requirements. With a foreword noting that "many college classes these days amount to little more than indoctrination in leftist propaganda," the guide awards a rating of red, yellow, or green to each school for its fairness to students with unpopular political or religious views. The guide is useful for identifying colleges with a required liberal arts core curriculum, and gives advice on how to put together your own curriculum if you attend one of the many schools that does not impose such requirements. This edition features new statistics, plus expanded graphics and call-outs. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Using on-campus sources to turn up the best—and worst—aspects of leading schools across the nation, CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE is at once an insider’s guide to almost 140 leading American colleges and universities and a high-minded mentor on how to obtain a serious education at virtually any institution of higher education. ISI’s editorial team analyzes the quality of curricula, the rigor and vigor of major academic departments, and the intellectual freedom that prevails—or not—on each campus. CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE reveals which schools have vital intellectual atmospheres, safe campuses, and wholesome living arrangements, and which ones don’t. And it names names, recommending specific professors from whom to take classes and advising readers on which buildings ought to be avoided entirely—if possible.
These features and many others have made CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE the most trusted guide on the market for prospective college students interested in obtaining a genuine liberal education in a healthy environment.
With a new introduction by Walter E. Williams, this 2010–11 edition has been entirely updated and revised to reflect the current state of play at each institution.
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