Synopses & Reviews
“Head-and-shoulders above all the other college guides. Among other things, it tells you which colleges have a real curriculum, rather than a cafeteria of courses, as well as the kind of atmosphere each campus has.” —Thomas Sowell, nationally syndicated columnist.
“A godsend for anyone who wants to know how to beat the academic establishment and actually get an education.”—National Catholic Register
“This is easily the best of the college guides.” —American Spectator
“Aimed . . . at exposing the political biases of academe, the prevalence of permissive sex and the lack of core curriculums to prospective students and their parents.” —New York Times
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.