Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives
Author: Loren Pope
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-07-25
ISBN 10: 1101221348
ISBN 13: 9781101221341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colleges That Change Lives Book Review:

Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on Loren Pope's expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 colleges—all of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs. Contents include: Evaluations of each school's program and "personality" Candid assessments by students, professors, and deans Information on the progress of graduates This new edition not only revisits schools listed in previous volumes to give readers a comprehensive assessment, it also addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.

Colleges that Change Lives

Colleges that Change Lives
Author: Loren Pope
Publsiher: Penguin Mass Market
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780140239515
ISBN 13: 0140239510
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colleges that Change Lives Book Review:

The distinctive group of forty colleges profiled here is a well-kept secret in a status industry. They outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing winners. And they work their magic on the B and C students as well as on the A students. Loren Pope, director of the College Placement Bureau, provides essential information on schools that he has chosen for their proven ability to develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. Inside you'll find evaluations of each school's program and personality to help you decide if it's a community that's right for you; interviews with students that offer an insider's perspective on each college; professors' and deans' viewpoints on their school, their students, and their mission; and information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience. Loren Pope encourages you to be a hard-nosed consumer when visiting a college, advises how to evaluate a school in terms of your own needs and strengths, and shows how the college experience can enrich the rest of your life.

Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives
Author: Loren Pope
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 0143122304
ISBN 13: 9780143122302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colleges That Change Lives Book Review:

The groundbreaking guide to the 40 best colleges you've never heard of—colleges that will change your life Choosing the right college has never been more important—or more difficult. For the latest edition of this classic college guide, Hilary Masell Oswald conducted her own tours of top schools and in-depth interviews, building on Loren Pope's original to create a totally updated, more expansive work. Organized by geographic region, every profile includes a wealth of vital information, including admissions standards, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and what faculty say about their jobs. Masell Oswald also offers a new chapter on how students with learning disabilities can find schools that fit their needs. For every prospective college student searching for more than football and frat parties, Colleges That Change Lives will prove indispensable. Fully revised and updated by education journalist Hilary Oswald, Colleges That Change Lives remains the definite guide for high school students (and their parents) who are looking for more in their college education than football, frat parties, and giant lectures. Building on the foundation of landmark author Loren Pope, Oswald spent more than a year visiting 40 colleges, speaking with students, faculty, and alumni to create these vivid and concise portraits. Featuring a new introduction, a new Required Reading section, and a new chapter on learning disabilities, the book is organized into five geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest) to make for easy browsing, and urban, suburban, and rural campuses are all featured. There’s also an alphabetical index of colleges. Each profile includes admissions standards as well as relevant statistics to make your decision easier, including where the school ranks in post-graduate grants and fellowships, what percentage of students go on to graduate school or further education, distinguishing facts about the curriculum, percentage of professors who have terminal degrees in their field, even what activities are available to students and what they’re likely to do on weekends.

Looking Beyond the Ivy League

Looking Beyond the Ivy League
Author: Loren Pope
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 1101201886
ISBN 13: 9781101201886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking Beyond the Ivy League Book Review:

The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selecting the right institution, a checklist of specific questions to ask when visiting a college, the secrets to creating good applications and good applicants, and much more. With as few as one-third of college students remaining at the institution they entered as freshmen, finding the right college is harder than ever before. This book makes it easier for students and their parents.

Debt Free U

Debt Free U
Author: Zac Bissonnette
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN 10: 1101458968
ISBN 13: 9781101458969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debt Free U Book Review:

This book can save you more than $100,000. These days, most people assume you need to pay a boatload of money for a quality college education. As a result, students and their parents are willing to go into years of debt and potentially sabotage their entire financial futures just to get a fancy name on their diploma. But Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that this assumption is not only false, but dangerous-a class con game designed to rip you off and doom your student to a post-graduation life of near poverty . From his unique double perspective-he's a personal finance expert (at Daily Finance) AND a current senior at the University of Massachusetts-Zac figured out how to get an outstanding education at a public college, without bankrupting his parents or taking on massive loans. Armed with his personal knowledge, the latest data, and smart analysis, Zac takes on the sacred cows of the higher education establishment. He reveals why a lot of the conventional wisdom about choosing and financing college is not only wrong but hazardous to you and your child's financial future. You'll discover, for instance, that: * Student loans are NOT a necessary evil. Ordinary middle class families can- and must-find ways to avoid them, even without scholarships. * College "rankings" are useless-designed to sell magazines and generate hype. If you trust one of the major guides when picking a college, you face a potential financial disaster. * The elite graduate programs accept lots of people with non-elite bachelors degrees. So do America's most selective employers. The name on a diploma ultimately won't help your child have a more successful career or earn more money. Zac can prove every one of those bold assertions - and more. No matter what your current financial situation, he has a simple message for parents: "RELAX! Your kid will be able to get a champagne education on a beer budget!"

Cool Colleges

Cool Colleges
Author: Donald Asher
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-06-29
ISBN 10: 0307797708
ISBN 13: 9780307797704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cool Colleges Book Review:

Fully revised since the first edition, Cool Colleges covers the most exciting schools in the U.S. and Canada, with a new chapter on eco schools, an update on tuition-free schools, and the total low-down on the so-called top-ranked schools. "Worth a look, if you're headed for college or getting ready to apply."—San Diego Union Tribune Are you hyper-intelligent? Self-directed? A late-bloomer? Or just different? Then you need a great school that will challenge, nurture, inspire, and motivate you-and Cool Colleges has got 'em. It will also give you the scoop on: • What the Ivy league is and what it really wants • Totally free schools, including one where financial need is a requirement for admission • Universities that don't give grades • Schools that don't want your SAT scores • Data on the highest (and lowest) paying majors • The schools that graduate the most millionaires • Men's, women's, and minority-focused colleges • Schools where you can design your own degree program • A college where you can hike and camp your way to a degree • A college that runs its own ranch on an 80-square-mile campus • Science and engineering schools where undergrads get their own labs • The most competitive colleges, including one that rejects 95% of applicants • Campuses where students love to study, even on Saturday nights • Schools that offer programs in computer game studies, comedy, auctioneering, special-effects makeup, and more Plus a link to the Web addresses for every college and university in the United States and Canada. Cool Colleges is the resource for finding your dream school-and gives you the edge you'll need to get accepted.

Colleges That Create Futures 2nd Edition

Colleges That Create Futures  2nd Edition
Author: The Princeton Review,Robert Franek
Publsiher: Princeton Review
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 152471030X
ISBN 13: 9781524710309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colleges That Create Futures 2nd Edition Book Review:

CHOOSE A COLLEGE THAT WILL LAUNCH A CAREER! When it comes to getting the most out of college, the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important as what you study. Colleges That Create Futures looks beyond the usual “best of” college lists to highlight 50 schools that empower students to discover practical, real-world applications for their talents and interests. The schools in this book feature distinctive research, internship, and hands-on learning programs—all the info you need to help find a college where you can parlay your passion into a successful post-college career. Inside, You'll Find: • In-depth profiles covering career services, internship support, student group activity, alumni satisfaction, noteworthy facilities and programs, and more • Candid assessments of each school’s academics from students, current faculty, and alumni • Unique hands-on learning opportunities for students across majors • Testimonials on career prep from alumni in business, education, law, and much more *************************** What makes Colleges That Create Futures important? You've seen the headlines—lately the news has been full of horror stories about how the college educational system has failed many recent grads who leave school with huge debt, no job prospects, and no experience in the working world. Colleges That Create Futures identifies schools that don't fall into this trap but instead prepare students for successful careers! How are the colleges selected? Schools are selected based on survey results on career services, grad school matriculation, internship support, student group and government activity, alumni activity and salaries, and noteworthy facilities and programs.

The Privileged Poor

The Privileged Poor
Author: Anthony Abraham Jack
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 0674239660
ISBN 13: 9780674239661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Privileged Poor Book Review:

An NPR Favorite Book of the Year Winner of the Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association Winner of the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award Winner of the CEP–Mildred García Award for Exemplary Scholarship “Eye-opening...Brings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions.” —Washington Post “Jack’s investigation redirects attention from the matter of access to the matter of inclusion...His book challenges universities to support the diversity they indulge in advertising.” —New Yorker “The lesson is plain—simply admitting low-income students is just the start of a university’s obligations. Once they’re on campus, colleges must show them that they are full-fledged citizen.” —David Kirp, American Prospect “This book should be studied closely by anyone interested in improving diversity and inclusion in higher education and provides a moving call to action for us all.” —Raj Chetty, Harvard University The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors—and their coffers—to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In this bracing exposé, Anthony Jack shows that many students’ struggles continue long after they’ve settled in their dorms. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This powerfully argued book documents how university policies and campus culture can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why some students are harder hit than others.

The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs

The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs
Author: Richard A. Detweiler
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 0262543109
ISBN 13: 9780262543101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs Book Review:

Empirical evidence for the value of a liberal arts education: how and why it has a lasting impact on success, leadership, altruism, learning, and fulfillment. In ongoing debates over the value of a college education, the role of the liberal arts in higher education has been blamed by some for making college expensive, impractical, and even worthless. Defenders argue that liberal arts education makes society innovative, creative, and civic-minded. But these qualities are hard to quantify, and many critics of higher education call for courses of study to be strictly job-specific. In this groundbreaking book, Richard Detweiler, drawing on interviews with more than 1,000 college graduates aged 25 to 65, offers empirical evidence for the value of a liberal arts education. Detweiler finds that a liberal arts education has a lasting impact on success, leadership, altruism, learning, and fulfillment over a lifetime. Unlike other defenders of a liberal arts education, Detweiler doesn’t rely on philosophical arguments or anecdotes but on data. He developed a series of interview questions related to the content attributes of liberal arts (for example, course assignments and majors), the context attributes (out-of-class interaction with faculty and students, teaching methods, campus life), and the purpose attributes (adult life outcomes). Interview responses show that although both the content of study and the educational context are associated with significant life outcomes, the content of study has less relationship to positive adult life outcomes than the educational context. The implications of this research, Detweiler points out, range from the advantages of broadening areas of study to factors that could influence students’ decisions to attend certain colleges.

Best Kind of College The

Best Kind of College  The
Author: Susan McWilliams ,John E. Seery
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2015-07-06
ISBN 10: 1438457715
ISBN 13: 9781438457710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Kind of College The Book Review:

Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education. The fevered controversy over America’s educational future isn’t simply academic; those who have proposed sweeping reforms include government officials, politicians, foundation officers, think-tank researchers, journalists, media pundits, and university administrators. Drowned out in that noisy debate are the voices of those who actually teach the liberal arts exclusively to undergraduates in our nation’s small liberal arts colleges, or SLACs. The Best Kind of College attempts to rectify that glaring oversight. As an insiders’ “guide” to the liberal arts in its truest form the volume brings together thirty award-winning professors from across the country to convey in various ways some of the virtues, the electricity, and, overall, the importance of the small-seminar, face-to-face approach to education, as typically featured in SLACs. Before we in the United States abandon or compromise our commitment to the liberal arts—oddly enough, precisely at a time when our global competitors are discovering, emulating, and founding American-style SLACs and new liberal arts programs—we need a wake-up call, namely to the fact that the nation’s SLACs provide a time-tested model of educational integrity and success. “At last, some good news about education! This collection brings together essays by professors at small liberal arts colleges, voices largely unheard in the debates raging about higher education. It ranges widely through disciplines and across colleges, taking us into classrooms where we see the creative, inventive kinds of teaching that go on when classes are kept small and professors can interact with students. This book is a welcome corrective to claims that higher education is ‘broken’ and in need of a high-tech fix, a quiet reminder that ‘innovation’ goes on as a matter of course at colleges where teaching is top priority and is kept to human scale.” — Gayle Greene, Scripps College “McWilliams and Seery have achieved something remarkable: they have found a new and interesting way to present the case for the liberal arts model in American education. More than that, they have managed to show the value of, as well as present the argument for, the model. At its best, the book recreates something of the experience of a liberal arts education in microcosm. This is a wonderful, provocative, engaging, and moving book. It is unlikely to be surpassed.” — Simon Stow, author of Republic of Readers? The Literary Turn in Political Thought and Analysis

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education
Author: Nathan D. Grawe
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1421424134
ISBN 13: 9781421424132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education Book Review:

"The economics of American higher education are driven by one key factor--the availability of students willing to pay tuition--and many related factors that determine what schools they attend. By digging into the data, economist Nathan Grawe has created probability models for predicting college attendance. What he sees are alarming events on the horizon that every college and university needs to understand. Overall, he spots demographic patterns that are tilting the US population toward the Hispanic southwest. Moreover, since 2007, fertility rates have fallen by 12 percent. Higher education analysts recognize the destabilizing potential of these trends. However, existing work fails to adjust headcounts for college attendance probabilities and makes no systematic attempt to distinguish demand by institution type. This book analyzes demand forecasts by institution type and rank, disaggregating by demographic groups. Its findings often contradict the dominant narrative: while many schools face painful contractions, demand for elite schools is expected to grow by 15+ percent. Geographic and racial profiles will shift only slightly--and attendance by Asians, not Hispanics, will grow most. Grawe also use the model to consider possible changes in institutional recruitment strategies and government policies. These "what if" analyses show that even aggressive innovation is unlikely to overcome trends toward larger gaps across racial, family income, and parent education groups. Aimed at administrators and trustees with responsibility for decisions ranging from admissions to student support to tenure practices to facilities construction, this book offers data to inform decision-making--decisions that will determine institutional success in meeting demographic challenges"--

College Unranked

College Unranked
Author: Lloyd Thacker
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780674019775
ISBN 13: 0674019776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Unranked Book Review:

The presidents and admission deans of leading colleges and universities remind readers that college choice and admission are a matter of fit, and that many colleges are "good" in different ways. They call for bold changes in admissions policies and application strategies to help schools and applicants fully appreciate what college is really for.

Where You Go Is Not Who You ll Be

Where You Go Is Not Who You ll Be
Author: Frank Bruni
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 145553269X
ISBN 13: 9781455532698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where You Go Is Not Who You ll Be Book Review:

Read award-winning journalist Frank Bruni's New York Times bestseller: an inspiring manifesto about everything wrong with today's frenzied college admissions process and how to make the most of your college years. Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be, Frank Bruni explains why this mindset is wrong, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are students' efforts in and out of the classroom, not the name on their diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that--and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.

Accepted

Accepted
Author: Jamie Beaton
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-02-23
ISBN 10: 1119833515
ISBN 13: 9781119833512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accepted Book Review:

How do you REALLY get accepted to a top university? Told from the fresh and personal perspective of 26-year-old Crimson Education CEO and Harvard, Stanford, and Oxford graduate Jamie Beaton, Accepted! is an honest and practical guide on beating the odds and getting into Ivy League and other elite schools – the smart way. Beaton takes you behind the doors of the world's top college admissions offices, revealing the highly strategic selection processes applied by institutions whose reputations depend on the number of students they admit, or more pointedly, the tens of thousands that they don't. In Accepted!, Beaton delivers the ultimate insider "how to" and disrupts cliched admissions advice with savvy strategies like: Moneyballing the university rankings and increasing your chances of admission Class spamming your way to academic supremacy and acceptance Playing the early application dating game and understanding how institutions are using it to their reputational advantage Packed with real-life examples from the thousands of students Beaton has helped land a spot at Yale, Oxford, Stanford, and other esteemed global universities, Accepted! is a never-before assembled culmination of secrets, insights, and application strategies guaranteed to maximize your chances of "getting in" to the school of your choice. From ambitious students and their supportive parents to academic advisors and admissions professionals, Accepted! is the must-read guide to demystifying the often-convoluted and increasingly competitive world of elite college admissions.

Happy Teachers Change the World

Happy Teachers Change the World
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Katherine Weare
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 194152964X
ISBN 13: 9781941529645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happy Teachers Change the World Book Review:

Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities. Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation. The book includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques perfected by educators to teach themselves and to apply to their work with students and colleagues, along with inspirational stories of the ways in which teachers have made mindfulness practice alive and relevant for themselves and their students across the school and out into the community. The instructions in Happy Teachers Change the World are offered as basic practices taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by guidance from educators using these practices in their classrooms, with ample in-class interpretations, activities, tips, and instructions. Woven throughout are stories from members of the Plum Village community around the world who are applying these teachings in their own lives and educational contexts.

The Purposeful Graduate

The Purposeful Graduate
Author: Tim Clydesdale
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-08
ISBN 10: 022641888X
ISBN 13: 9780226418889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Purposeful Graduate Book Review:

American higher education is more expensive than ever and the rewards seem to be diminishing daily. Sociologist Tim Clydesdale s new book, however, offers some rare good news: when colleges and universities meaningfully engage their organizational histories to launch sustained conversations with students about questions of purpose, the result is a rise in overall campus engagement and recalibration of post-college trajectories that set graduates on journeys of significance and impact. The book is based on a study of programs launched at 88 colleges and universities that invited students, faculty, staff, and administrators to incorporate questions of meaning and purpose into the undergraduate experience. The results were so positive that Clydesdale came away from the study arguing that every campus (religious or not) should engage students in a broad conversation about what it means to live an examined life. This conversation needs to be creative, intentional, systematic, and wide-ranging, he says, because for too long this core liberal educational task has been relegated to the margins, and its attendant religious or spiritual discourse banished from classrooms and quads, to the detriment of higher education s virtually universal mission: graduates marked by thoughtfulness, productivity, and engaged citizenship."

The College Finder

The College Finder
Author: Steven R. Antonoff
Publsiher: Wintergreen Orchard House
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 1933119861
ISBN 13: 9781933119861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The College Finder Book Review:

A user-friendly guide written for the college shopper. A book of lists, this is the way to identify colleges where students will get in and fit in; includes the best schools in various fields, hidden gems, best dorm food, great low-cost colleges, best places to study abroad, and activisit campuses.

Colleges that Change Lives

Colleges that Change Lives
Author: Loren Pope
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780143037361
ISBN 13: 0143037366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colleges that Change Lives Book Review:

Profiles forty colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides insider tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as homeschooling and learning disabilities.

Paying for the Party

Paying for the Party
Author: Elizabeth A. Armstrong,Laura T. Hamilton
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 0674073541
ISBN 13: 9780674073548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paying for the Party Book Review:

In an era of skyrocketing tuition and concern over whether college is “worth it,” Paying for the Party is an indispensable contribution to the dialogue assessing the state of American higher education. A powerful exposé of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, it explains in detail why so many leave college with so little to show for it.

Excellent Sheep

Excellent Sheep
Author: William Deresiewicz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 1476702721
ISBN 13: 9781476702728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excellent Sheep Book Review:

A Yale professor and author of A Jane Austen Education evaluates the consequences of high-pressure educational and parenting approaches that challenge the mind's ability to think critically and creatively, calling for strategic changes that can offer college students a self-directed sense of purpose.