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Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different

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Publisher Comments:

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

Book News Annotation:

This unique guide lists and describes colleges in the US and Canada for students that are not looking for the conventional experience. Instead of relying on national rankings, schools were chosen based on suggestions made by presidents, deans, and directors of admissions and then narrowed down by the author. They include prep colleges, Ivy League schools, schools that stress scholarship or that rely on a classical education, colleges focusing on entrepreneurial studies, engineering schools, work colleges, and others. Within chapters, he incorporates advice from deans and professors, discussion of the problems with national rankings, an essay on the concept of intelligence, other tidbits, and the special characteristics of each school. He does not cover cost or admissibility. A new chapter on eco schools is included, and there is also an update on those that are tuition-free, in this edition. Asher is a career consultant and contributing writer for the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This singular guide by education expert Don Asher goes beyond dry stats and lists to present a handpicked selection of schools that each have something unique to offer discerning students--and puts them on the inside track to getting accepted. Fully updated and revised.

About the Author

Career consultant DONALD ASHER is a featured speaker at more than 100 colleges and universities every year, coast to coast. A columnist for MSN Encarta and contributor to the Wall Street Journal's CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com, he divides his time between Nevada and San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580088398
Author:
Asher, Donald
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
College Guides
Subject:
ACT (American College Tests)
Subject:
Reference-College Guides
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, & Just Plain Different
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.9 x 8 x .6 in 1.1875 lb

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