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Download The Best 376 Colleges, 2012 Edition (College Admissions Guides) eBook
ISBN:
0375428399
Author:
Princeton Review
Category:
College & High School
Language:
English
Publisher:
Princeton Review; 1 edition (August 2, 2011)
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864 pages
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What makes The Best 376 Colleges the most popular college guide? .

What makes The Best 376 Colleges the most popular college guide? DIRECT QUOTES FROM STUDENTS that give insight into each school's unique character, classes, financial aid, social scenes, and more. Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best 376 Colleges provides the facts and information needed to make a smart decision about which of the country's best schools to consider.

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What makes The Best 376 Colleges the most popular college guide?*DIRECT QUOTES FROM STUDENTS that give insight into each school's unique character, classes, financial aid, social scenes, and more*ONE-OF-A-KIND RANKING LISTS that reveal the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on how students rated their school's dorms, professors, food, athletic facilities, and financial aid*DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION that gives tuition, application criteria, deadlines, student to faculty ratios, graduation rates, and the most popular majors*BONUS FEATURES like the "100 Best Value Colleges List," plus unique ratings with all 376 schools scored on Financial Aid, Quality of Life, Fire Safety, Green Ratings, and more.Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best 376 Colleges provides the facts and information needed to make a smart decision about which of the country's best schools to consider.What the media is saying about The Best 376 Colleges from The Princeton Review: “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.”–The New York Times“The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone“A great book…it’s a bargain.” –CNN“Our favorite college guidebook.” –Seventeen“Provides the kind of feedback students would get from other students in a campus visit.” –USA Today
  • Jaberini
In my town, many high school students only consider three colleges: the local public college, because its close and cheaper....the really BIG state university with a great football team, and the astoundingly BIG state university with a great football team.

Less than half of the first year students who enroll at those three schools ever obtain a college degree. The fact that the majority drop out is not because they are not bright. It is because they were at the WRONG school for their personality. Mega-size public universities are great for football fans and frat parties, but the are wrong choice for many bright and talented high school graduates.

The "Best 376 Colleges" does a very good job of explaining the "personality" of each school. BYU is a very good university, and UC-Santa Cruz is a very good university. But, those two schools have very different learning environments and social environments. The sort of student who would love BYU and be very successful at BYU is likely to be very unhappy at UC-Santa Cruz, and vice versa.

The other strength of this book is it draws attention to the strong financial aid programs of most private colleges. Few parents or high school students know that the average student loan debt of a Princeton graduate is LOWER than the average student loan debt of a graduate from the typical "Big State University". The fact is, for high school students ranking in the "Top 10%" of their high school graduating class and scoring in the top 10% of the nation on the SAT test and the ACT test, hundreds of private colleges will provide scholarships and grants that make the "net" cost of a private school education less than that of a typical public university. And, many private colleges make a commitment to meet the financial aid needs of EVERY student they enroll.

The weakness of the "Best 376 Colleges" is that there are simply more than 376 good colleges in America and Canada. The publishers should consider expanding the book to cover about 500 colleges, or divide the book into four regional editions of about 125 colleges each. A high school student could then buy the books for the regions they are interested in. The majority of top students in Boston are ONLY considering schools on the east coast, and the majority of top students in San Francisco are ONLY considering schools on the west coast. Regional editions could provide more depth at lower cost.
  • Zuser
The book seems well written; the only issue I have is the colleges that are being reviewed. I was looking for more public & perhaps west-coast schools. Therefore colleges we are interested in learning more about weren't included. However, based on the criteria the book used, it includes those they have determined are the best colleges. It just wasn't as helpful as I had hoped.
  • Visonima
I am a College Counselor and a parent of a soon-to-be college student. Consequently, looking for a great college guide book became a bit more personal for me this year. This has become our favorite guide book. It has lists about party and non-party schools, most accessible professors, best schools for specific majors, etc. It is well organized and compares "apples to apples" so that you can easily compare colleges. Each college is given two pages. The first is all student opinion on academics, student life, and the student body. The second is Princeton Reviews info on admission, financial aid, and the "inside word". In addition there is a couple paragraphs from the college itself from the admission office. Granted, there are some good schools that are not in here, but they have done a great job including most of them and manage to have a variety in terms of size, location, and environment. We purchased this and the College Board College Handbook and I feel like we have all the info we need at our finger tips.
  • Perius
I love this book. I have used it extensively for two kids applying to colleges. It includes more than just those ivy league schools that are so difficult to get into. All the basic stats are there. It makes it very easy to compare the different schools. It is always my first reference.
  • Zovaithug
I started buying these when my son was in high school to get familiar with the better schools and to let him start reading about what was available. Now that he's interested in transferring it's time to get a more recent edition.
  • It's so easy
Bought it for my little brother as he was applying to colleges and it really helped him along the way. All the information you need about the top universities in the US.
  • Mojar
My son did find it very useful to help him pre-select his short list of favored colleges. All the usual information and metrics are clearly presented in it. I do regret that there is no data on average starting salary, and average number of job offers per graduate, as at the end of the day this would be a good way to judge the quality/relevance of the "output" from years of higher education in these institutions...
This book is a 2012 version of a decades-old series of college review books. The selection of schools is great, and the easy to read, two page write-ups of these colleges are very informative. I would recommend this book to any college-bound student, parent or anyone else interested in the diversity and quality of American colleges and universities.