"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on colleges' websites. Fully updatedand expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, theFiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland—so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid storieson each school, you will find: *A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college *Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college *"Overlap" listings to help you expand your options *Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt *Vital information on how to apply, including deadlines, fees, and test requirements *Exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings *All the basics, including financial aid stats, SAT/ACT scores, and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 44 public and private Best Buy schools—colleges that provide the best educational value "I send students to Fiske before I send them anywhere else." —Director of College Counseling, Los Olivos, CA
Release on 2016-07-01 | by Edward B Fiske,Bruce G Hammond
Author: Edward B Fiske,Bruce G Hammond
Pubpsher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Study Aids
"A first-rate introduction." —Booklist Get Accepted To The College That's Right For You Everyone has their own idea of the perfect college. The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College is the only admissions guide that starts with an in-depth assessment of your priorities, then takes you step-by-step through the process of applying to the schools you actually want to get into. New sixth edition is fully updated with information on standardized testing, financial aid, online applications, and more. The #1 expert on America's colleges will show you how to: Choose the right kind of school for you Filter out the hype Earn the test scores colleges want you to see Write authentic essays (even if you're not a great writer) Submit an application that shows off your best features Ask the right questions during campus visits Know how admissions officers rank candidates Get off the waiting list and get accepted Attract and even negotiate the best financial aid package The most trusted resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice.
Release on 2017-12-19 | by David Palfreyman,Paul Temple
Author: David Palfreyman,Paul Temple
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
What is a university? What is the University? How have universities evolved over the centuries? How might they change over the coming decades as the physical and organisational entity most identified with "higher education" being delivered to over 250 million students? What will be the impactof digital- and distance-learning, of commercial for-profit new entrants to the higher education market, of government austerity, of globalization, of student consumerism? Exploring the origins and the concept, the idea and the ideal, of the university, this Very Short Introduction discusses one of the world's oldest, most resilient, and most adaptable institutions. David Palfreyman and Paul Temple consider the links between universities and the economy, and the roleof universities within society. Highlighting some of the key questions surrounding the position of universities, they ask how the university can be politically accountable for its taxpayer funding, if it needs to be autonomous to function effectively as a public good. Are professors professionalenough in their teaching practices at a time that increasing tuition fees transform students more and more into consumers? And just what does "academic freedom" for university faculties really entail? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
The Insider’s Guide to Grants, Scholarships, Cheap Books, Fellowships and Other Financial Aid Secrets - Revised 2nd Edition
Author: Ann Marie O'Phelan
Pubpsher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Study Aids
According to the most recent report done by The College Board Annual Survey of Colleges, the average rate of tuition at four-year public universities is $19,548, and even more shocking, the average four-year tuition rate for private colleges is $43,921. Tuition costs, of course, are just the beginning. However, there is good news: There is more financial aid available than ever before, and despite all of these college cost increases, a college education remains an affordable choice for most families. Armed with the information detailed in this comprehensive and updated edition of How to Go to College on a Shoe String, you will be privy to the more than 2,200 programs that offer scholarships, internships, or loans to more than 1.7 million students each year. In addition to scholarships and grants, you will learn hundreds of innovative ways to slash your college cost, such as calculating and reducing your college budget, buying your text books and supplies cheaply, earning college credit on an accelerated basis, combining higher education and course-related employment, performing national and community service, and making use of tuition prepayment plans, federal funds, state aid, and private sector aid. If you want to learn hundreds of innovative ways to save thousands on your college costs, then this book is for you.
Release on 2017-03-29 | by Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Joyce Vining Morgan
What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College
Author: Sally P. Springer,Jon Reider,Joyce Vining Morgan
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Make sense of college admissions and prepare a successful application Admission Matters offers comprehensive, expert, and practical advice for parents and students to guide them through the college admissions process. From building a college list, to understanding standardized tests, to obtaining financial aid, to crafting personal statements, to making a final decision, this book guides you every step of the way with clear, sensible advice and practical tips. This new fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in college admissions. including new developments in standardized testing, applications, financial aid and more. Questionnaires, interactive forms, checklists, and other tools help you stay focused and organized throughout the process.. With the answers you need and a down-to-earth perspective, this book provides an invaluable resource for stressed-out students and parents everywhere. Applying to college can be competitive and complex. Admission Matters offers real-world expert advice for all students, whether you're aiming an Ivy or the state school close to home. It also includes much needed guidance for students with special circumstances, including students with disabilities, international students, and transfer students. In addition, athletes, artists and performers, and homeschoolers will find valuable guidance as they plan for and apply to college. Understand how the admissions process works and what you can and cannot control Learn how to build a strong list of good-fit colleges Craft a strong application package with a compelling personal statement Get expert advice on early admissions, financial aid, standardized testing, and much more Make a final decision that is the right one for you Whether you think you've got applying to college under control or don't even know where to begin, Admission Matters is your expert guide throughout the college admissions process.
The Ultimate Game Plan for Scholarships, Internships, and Job Offers
Author: Matthew Pigatt
Pubpsher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Study Aids
Thrive with this ultimate college book Readers of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 will love The Academic Hustle! An inspirational graduation gift: The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College. A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans―to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards―as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement. Scholarships, Grants, Internships, and Jobs: The Academic Hustle gives a personal accounting of strategies uncovered while conducting research on high-achievers. Through experience and research, Pigatt has refined a system that has been replicated by hundreds of other students to secure millions in funding for their career development. In this book you’ll learn how to: • Develop a plan for your career • Find and apply for scholarships • Win awards and be recognized • Cultivate a network for success • Master time and manage money • Develop an impressive résumé This college survival guide is a perfect gift for college students.