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Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

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 contemporary 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 up to date, more expansive work. Organized by geographic region, each and 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 each and every prospective college student in search of more than football and frat parties, Colleges That Change Lives will prove indispensable.
 
Fully revised and up to date by education journalist Hilary Oswald, Colleges That Change Lives remains the definite guide for high school students (and their parents) who are on the lookout for more in their college education than football, frat parties, and giant lectures. Building on the foundation of landmark creator 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 simple browsing, and urban, suburban, and rural campuses are all featured. There’s also an alphabetical index of colleges. Each and every profile includes admissions standards in addition to 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 to be had to students and what they’re likely to do on weekends.
 

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