The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2019

The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2019

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The only guidebook of its kind to combine extensive narrative college profiles with detailed data and statistics on each institution, this tome reports on more than 300 colleges and universities, addressing their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Tips on each college's admission process and student quotes from a national survey accompany each description to provide an honest and thorough appraisal of each college's strengths and weaknesses.

To guide students by the numbers, this book includes extensive statistics for each school, with figures on the student composition, class sizes, most popular majors, admissions rates, required standardized tests, deadlines, college costs, and financial aid. A must-have, go-to resource for any college-bound student, their parents, or guidance and career counselors, readers will also find a ranking of the 100 best college values.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 976 pages
  • 210 x 267 x 60.96mm | 1,428.82g
  • Los Altos, CA, United States
  • English
  • Eighth Edition
  • 1617601314
  • 9781617601316
  • 2,140,505

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The only college guide that gives you detailed profiles of the 300+ best colleges, plus the most statistics and admissions information, to help you select and get into the perfect school. IN-DEPTH COVERAGE of the colleges' academics, student life, campus vibe, athletics, admissions, scholarships, and financial aid.
SCHOLARSHIP and ADMISSIONS advice on how to get into and pay for your dream college.
INSIDER VIEWS and INSIGHTS into what makes each college unique, plus honest appraisals of each college's strengths and weaknesses.
VITAL INFORMATION on the admissions and financial aid process for each college. In addition to the detailed essays on each school, you will find:
- Strategies to help you determine your best college match
- The strongest majors for each college
- Descriptions of special academic opportunities, study-abroad programs, and career services
- Admissions tips, deadlines, requirements, and the importance of each factor
- Specific details on financial aid and merit-based scholarship programs
- Indexed rankings of colleges by major and cost
- Exclusive rankings of the 100 Best College Values
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Table of contents

Section One
Chapter One: The Most Honest Guide to Helping You Choose the Right College
Chapter Two: How This Book Came to Be
Chapter Three: About the Profiles and Data

Section Two
How To Guides
Chapter Four: How to Pick the Perfect College
Chapter Five: 18 Tips and Tricks to Getting into College
Chapter Six: Five Steps to Getting the Most Financial Aid You Deserve

Section Three
The Rankings
Colleges with Popular Programs in Specific Majors
The Top 100 Best College Values
Public Colleges by Price
Private Colleges by Price

Section Four
Colleges Profiles

Section Five
Colleges by Name
Colleges by Location
Section Six
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Review quote

"The most honest guide to colleges."
Peggy Espada, Director, Wilkes University Upward Bound

"If you can only afford one book, this is the one!"
Lynda McGee, College Counselor, Downtown Magnets High School, Los Angeles

"Finally, a book that has it all! A godsend for savvy students."
Lana Klene, Counselor, Lawrence North High School

"Up-to-date information both positive and negative that you may not find elsewhere."
Linda Kimmel, College/Career Specialist, Irvington High School

"Full of revelations that cannot be discovered unless one spends countless hours roaming a campus."
John Beischel, College/Career Counselor, Department Chair, Princeton High School
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About Gen Tanabe

Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of 14 books including The Ultimate Scholarship Book, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, and Accepted! 50 Successful College Application Essays. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Belmont, California.
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