Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives : 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges

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Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on Loren Pope's expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 colleges--all of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs. Contents include: Evaluations of each school's program and "personality"Candid assessments by students, professors, and deansInformation on the progress of graduatesThis new edition not only revisits schools listed in previous volumes to give readers a comprehensive assessment, it also addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning
disabilities, and single-sex education.
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  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 124.46 x 193.04 x 25.4mm | 272.15g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised ed.
  • 0143037366
  • 9780143037361
  • 630,155

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Now revised and expanded with new information -- the trusted guide that profiles exceptional colleges which will turn "average" high school students into achieversThe distinctive group of forty colleges profiled here is a well-kept secret in a status industry. They outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing winners. And they work their magic on B and C students as well as on A students. Loren Pope, director of the College Placement Bureau, provides essential information on schools that he has chosen for their proven ability to develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. Inside you'll find:
-- Evaluations of each school's program and "personality" to help you decide if it's a community that's right for you
-- Interviews with students that offer an insider's perspective on each college
-- Professors' and deans' viewpoints on their school, their students, and their mission
-- Information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experienceThis new edition includes a revised group of colleges, and for the first time addresses the issues of home schooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.
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