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Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, 29E

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, 29E

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, 29E

THE NUMBER ONE COLLEGE GUIDE

The Fiske Guide to Colleges is the most trusted source of information for college-bound students and their parents. For more than 25 years, students, parents, and guidance counselors have relied on its unbiased, straightforward reviews of the 320+ best and most interesting colleges and universities. Every student is different. So is every college. Let the Fiske Guide help you find which one is your perfect match.

Fully updated and expanded every year, the Fiske Guide has all the information you need to choose a college that’s right for you. Careful research as well as testimonials from real students from each college provide helpful, honest information about the academic climates and courses, along with the important social and extracurricular scenes at great schools in the United States, plus Canada and Great Britain.

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–An easy self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college
–The strongest majors and programs at each college
–Vital information on how to apply, including admissions and financial aid deadlines, required tests, and each school’s admissions essay questions
–Selectivity statistics and SAT and ACT scores
–Indexes that help you find schools by price and state
–A list of schools with strong programs for learning disabled students
–All the basics, including e-mail addresses and online websites, so you can plan and map your college visits and tours
–”Overlap” schools you should consider to help expand your options
–Going well beyond just college rankings, thorough articles highlight the key aspects and “personality” of every school in the book, written by the former education editor of the New York Times

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  • Paul Allaer:
    41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
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    3.5 stars… OK but not great start for the college search, July 24, 2012
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    This review is from: Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, 29E (Paperback)

    “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013″ (808 pages) is a curious college-guidance/search book in my opinion. It lists the “best and most interesting” colleges in the country, about 300 out of 2,200 four year colleges in the US (and even some Canadian and British schools) are written up. According to the introduction, they were selected on the basis of academic quality, geographic diversity, a balance of public and private schools, and schools that are currently popular for certain programs (engineering and technical schools, religious emphasis, etc.). Being from Ohio, I look at the list of 12 schools that “made the cut” and inexplicably Xavier University (a fine Jesuit college here in Cincinnati) is left out of the book. Huh? While the descriptions give a good flavor of a particular college, there are essentials missing, such as the exact tuition/room/board (there is only a general 1 to 4 star rating on how expensive a college is, and even those are misleading, for example American University is listed merely as “moderately” expensive, whoa!). Also not helpful in my opinion is that the colleges are presented alphabetically, rather than by state, since most kids look at colleges in a particular state (usually their home state), although there is an index by state.

    On the other hand, the descriptions of the schools are oftentimes right on point. Check the first sentence on American University (the college of my youngest): “If the odds to enter Georgetown are against you and you can’t see yourself on GW’s highly urban campus, welcome to American University.” That is EXACTLY what happened to my daughter: not admitted to Georgetown, admitted to GW and AU, but turned off by GW’s urban campus and instead charmed by American’s idyllic campus, hence AU. The descriptions of the school my son attended are also on point.

    When my daughter was simply looking to get basic information, she did not spend a lot of time with this book. As she narrowed her choices, she did read up more on her pool of colleges in this book. Bottom line: if you are at the very beginning of your college search, this is not the book to start with. For that I might instead suggest “The Complete Book of Colleges” issued by the Princeton Review. The “Fisk Guide to Colleges” is instead more helpful to get a second (or third) opinion once your child has narrowed down his/her selection of colleges of interest (assuming of course it made the cut of 300).

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  • Troy Fan:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very helpful in the college search process, August 6, 2012
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    This review is from: Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, 29E (Paperback)

    The Fiske guide is very helpful in both the information that is given and the organization of each college review. The comments by students give a different perspective than the other guides. Although the Best Value list is helpful, I wish there was a sort function associated with the Fiske Guide. (Perhaps there is an on-line guide that I haven’t found yet.) Despite the large number of schools in the guide, it is not complete. Still, it’s the best of those college guides I have read.

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  • Lisa M. Taber "lisa":
    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    Very helpful, August 9, 2012
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    Lisa M. Taber “lisa” (NY, NY) –
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    This review is from: Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, 29E (Paperback)

    A friend recommended this book to aid the college search with our son. It is well-organized and packed with information. My son has NOT been interested in the college process, but he actually started paging through this book and got pulled into comparing things like the male/female ratio and quality of life ratings at different schools. It’s a start!

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