Choosing the Right College 2012-2013: The Whole Truth About America's Top Schools

Choosing the Right College 2012-2013: The Whole Truth About America's Top Schools

Paperback Choosing the Right College

Foreword by Walter E. Williams, Foreword by Jr. Thomas E. Woods, Edited by John Zmirak

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  • Publisher: Isi Books
  • Format: Paperback | 1000 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 229mm x 51mm | 1,520g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Wilmington
  • ISBN 10: 1610170059
  • ISBN 13: 9781610170055
  • Edition: 8
  • Edition statement: 8th
  • Sales rank: 1,264,815

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"Practically every aspect of university life that a potential student would want to investigate can be found within these pages."----THOMAS E. WOODS JR., Ph.D., bestselling author of "Meltdown""Easily the best of the college guides" ("American Spectator") . . . "Indispensable" ("First Things, /i>) . . . "An excellent guide" ("National Review") . . . "Of great value" ("New York Post") . . . "A godsend" ("National Catholic Register") . . . "An essential reference" ("Homeschool Magazine") . . . "A must for parents" (Dr. Laura Schlessinger) . . . "Unmatched" (Christina Hoff Sommers) . . ."That's just a sampling of the overwhelming praise for "Choosing the Right College," the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market, and the only source for students and parents who want the unvarnished truth about America's top colleges and universities.Updated and expanded, "Choosing the Right College 2012-13" features incisive essays, telling statistics, and revealing sidebars on 140 schools--Ivy League institutions, state universities, liberal arts colleges, religious schools, military academies, and lesser-known schools worth a careful look.Here you'll discover information you can't get anywhere else about the intellectual, political, and social conditions at each institution, including: Insider tips on the best--and worst--departments, courses, and professorsThe statistics that colleges don't want you to knowA unique "traffic light" feature--red, yellow, or green--that reveals the state of intellectual freedom and the extent of political correctness on campusThe truth about day-to-day student life: the social scene, living arrangements, campus safety, clubs, sports, traditions, and much moreA roadmap for getting a real education at any school, whether a huge state university or a tiny liberal arts collegeEssential financial information, including the extent of need-based financial aid and the average student-debt load of graduatesThe most overpriced colleges--and the good values you don't know aboutPlus, you'll get a FREE one-year subscription to the companion website, which profiles dozens more schools and offers special "top five" lists, expert tips on handling the admissions process, an "Ask the Editors" feature, guides to navigating the college experience, videos featuring students and recent alumni, and much more."Choosing the Right College provides all the answers you'll need to make one of life's crucial decisions. Visit"

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John Zmirak, the longtime editor of "Choosing the Right College," is a recognized authority on America s colleges and universities. A frequent guest on radio and television, he has written about higher education for "USA Today," "Investor s Business Daily," the "Chicago Sun-Times," the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution," the "American Spectator," the "American Conservative," "," and many other publications. He is the author of several books, including "Wilhelm Ropke: Swiss Localist, Global Economist" (ISI Books), and has contributed to "American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia" and "The Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought." Zmirak received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. Currently he serves as writer-in-residence at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in New Hampshire."