"By far the best college guide in America."
Choosing the Right College is the indispensable resource for students—and their parents—who want to know what really goes on at America's top schools. Now the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market has been completely revised and updated, with a host of telling new statistics, incisive essays, revealing sidebars—and crucial information about how much value colleges deliver for your buck.
Bypassing the irrelevant data and straight-from-the-brochure accounts of campus life that are typical of other college guides, Choosing the Right College uses on-campus sources to turn up the best-and worst-aspects of nearly 140 leading colleges and universities. It also shows how you can get a real education at virtually any school.
Here you'll learn about: the quality of curricula; the rigor and vigor of major academic departments; the intellectual freedom that prevails—or not—on each campus; the schools that have safe campuses and wholesome living arrangements—and those that don't; the professors to seek out, and the courses that ought to be avoided entirely; the statistics (usually unreported) you need to pay attention to; the most overpriced colleges—and the good values you may not know about.
Choosing the Right College is the only source for those interested in a genuine liberal education.
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