College Admissions books
This is the list of books I recommend to families as they embark on their journey toward college.
The list is divided into the following sections:
- Choosing the Right College
- Selective College Admissions
- Standardized Test Preparation
- Athletic Recruiting
Choosing the Right College
Loren Pope’s guide to Colleges That Change Lives is a helpful place to start, especially for families whose children do not necessarily aspire to the pressure cooker that is the Ivy League. Loren Pope and his colleagues have identified 40 small colleges that are known for outstanding teaching. Some of the schools are selective; some are not. They each have different personalities and strengths. But what unites them all is an unwavering dedication to the education of the undergraduate.
If you like this book by Loren Pope, you might also be interested in his companion book, Looking Beyond the Ivy League.
Among the more traditional books with profiles of various colleges, I recommend Fiske’s Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review’s listing of the 366 Best Colleges. Fiske provides quite a bit of insider information, while the Princeton Review offers most of the basic information anyone might need.
The weakness of both of these guides, however, is that they focus upon a very small fraction of the hundreds and hundreds of quality colleges and universities in America. By focusing upon the the 300 or so of the “name brands” in American education, they ignore many of the hidden gems that an experienced college counselor might identify.
Selective College Admissions
Don’t you just wish you could be a fly on the wall in an admissions committee meeting? Jacques Steinberg did just that, hanging out with the admissions office at Wesleyan College for a year. The resulting book, The Gatekeepers, is an insider’s view of the people and processes behind those closed doors. It’s a great read and a great way to gain some perspective on the admissions frenzy.pfeiffer university university of michigan ann arbor xavier university of louisiana georgian court university portland state university identity and access management iowa state university widener university university of pittsburgh st. john's university waterfall project management bloomsburg university minnesota state university mankato west liberty university washington state's university belmont university princeton university georgian court university heidelberg university university of findlay university of texas football university of southern mississippi university of north florida st ambrose university georgian court university oklahoma university delaware valley university ohio university football oakwood university mount st mary's university university of washington medical center bni university carlow university realpage utility management south university login sacred heart university prager university irvine, california university where is vanderbilt university yonsei university medication management delta state university university of evansville angelo state university kutztown university lamar university oakwood university langston university colgate university university of alberta post university login dakota state university hospital of the university of pennsylvania indiana university bloomington walsh university dallas baptist university dunkin university saint francis university lewis university madison university university of dubuque university of michigan credit union university of north carolina at chapel hill midwestern state university indiana university bloomington university of maryland medical center ashford university chowan university tusculum university ball state university university of the pacific university of georgia university of tulsa university of houston football university of massachusetts boston toledo state university project management app texas christian university queens university of charlotte hawaii university university of oxford minot state university central methodist university aurora university richmond university truman state university neumann university university of louisiana university of virginia university of iowa hospital taylor university national university login winston salem state university oral roberts university mary baldwin university texas a&m university
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