Touted by nationally syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell as "by far the best college guide in America," ISI's Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth about America's Top Schools serves as an essential reference for prospective students and their parents. Unlike other college guides, which too often read like jumbles of statistics laced with quotes from university public-relations brochures, Choosing the Right College is independently researched and written by journalists and scholars, and covers the things that truly matter most: the presence or absence of a core curriculum, the strength of distribution requirements, the prevalence of politics in the classroom, the state of free speech on campus, student living arrangements, the quality of teaching and student advising, crime, and freshman orientation. The ISI guide also provides specific advice on which professors to seek outand which courses and departments to avoid.
An annual publication, the 2006 edition of Choosing the Right College has been thoroughly revised to reflect the ongoing changes and the impact of significant controversies at each of the more than 130 featured colleges and universitiesincluding new entries on the U.S. service academies and Southern Methodist University. And, as an exclusive feature, Choosing the Right College advises students which courses they should take at each school to provide themselves with a true core curriculum. This unique build-your-own-core feature is one more reason that Choosing the Right College has become the most valuable and trusted college guide on the market for students seeking a genuine liberal education.
What They're Saying...
“An indispensable guide to the atmosphere on various college campuses, and the presence or absence of a real curriculum, is a book titled Choosing the Right College. It is 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
“If prospective students and their families want a critical look at what is taught at America’s most powerful and celebrated schools, Choosing the Right College may be their only guide.”
— World Magazine
“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, with thoughtful critiques of 125 top schools."
— Bill Sammon, The American Spectator
"Choosing the Right College is 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
"Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America's Top Colleges 2006 is useful and necessary."
— New York Press