"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 35 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 college websites. Fullyupdated and expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, the Fiske Guide to Colleges delivers 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 stories on 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 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 ## public and private Best Buy schools--colleges that provide the best educational value
1001 Things Every College Student Needs to Know: Like Buying Your Books Before Exams Start by Harry H. Harrison
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Harrison's latest dose of trademark wit and wisdom provides practical advice ranging from class enrollment and living on campus to study habits and more, that every student--and parent--can benefit from.
The Complete Book of Colleges, 2021: The Mega-Guide to 1,349 Colleges and Universities (College Admissions Guides) by The Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
The MEGA-GUIDE to 1,349 COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES! Kick off your college search with this comprehensive guidebook to public and private schools, offering profiles with crucial info on admissions, academics, financial aid, and more! No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Inside The Complete Book of Colleges, 2021, you'll find meticulously researched information that will help you narrow the search for the best college for you. Each of the 1,349 user-friendly profiles answers your questions, including: * How much are tuition and other student fees and costs? * What types of financial aid are available, and when are the applications due? * What do admissions officers look for most in test scores and recommendations? * Which majors are the most popular and have the highest enrollment? * What is housing like, and how accessible is technology on campus? * What are the key campus organizations, athletics, and student activities? * How selective is the school? * Plus! Indexes based on cost, selectivity, and size that will help you narrow your search Get a leg up on your college search with this easy-to-use, comprehensive, and savvy guidebook from the experts at The Princeton Review.
New York Times bestselling advice on everything you ever needed to know about college College can be the best time of your life and the worst time of your life, all in the same day - and everyone needs a little help along the way. Covering everything from sharing a bathroom with forty people to sharing lecture notes, this fully updated edition is packed with expert advice, plus candid, eye-opening tips and stories that could only come from students who've been there.Practical, funny, and always authentic, this must-have guide from the most-trusted expert on college life is just the help students need to have their very best college experience.
Hacks every college student needs to know! Want to ace your next exam? Claim victory as a beer pong champ? Remove that gross stain from your shirt before your interview? College Hacks gives you the tricks and tips you need to get ahead in life without breaking a sweat. Filled with hundreds of ways to simplify nearly every college situation, this guide tells you just what to do when your professor assigns you a twenty-page paper or you run out of clean dishes in your dorm room (chip bag bowl, anyone?). So stop making college harder than it should be! With these everyday hacks, you'll breeze through each semester as you finish assignments and tasks quicker than ever before!
The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make by Ron Lieber
The hugely popular New York Times "Your Money" columnist and author of the bestselling The Opposite of Spoiled offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college. Sending a teenager to a flagship state university for four years of on-campus living costs more than $100,000 in many parts of the United States. Meanwhile, many families of freshmen attending selective private colleges will spend triple--over $300,000. With the same passion, smarts, and humor that infuse his hugely popular personal finance column, Ron Lieber offers a much-needed roadmap to help families navigate this difficult and often confusing journey. Lieber begins by explaining who pays what and why and how the financial aid system got so complicated. He also pulls the curtain back on merit aid, an entirely new form of discounting that most colleges now use to compete with peers. While price is essential, value is paramount. So what is worth paying extra for, and how do you know when it exists in abundance at any particular school? Is a small college better than a big one? Who actually does the teaching? Given that every college claims to have reinvented its career center, who should we actually believe? He asks the tough questions of college presidents and financial aid gatekeepers that parents don't know (or are afraid) to ask and summarizes the research about what matters and what doesn't. Finally, Lieber calmly walks families through the process of setting financial goals, explaining the system to their children and figuring out the right ways to save, borrow, and bargain for a better deal. The Price You Pay for College gives parents the clarity they need to make informed choices and helps restore the joy and wonder the college experience is supposed to represent.
LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward by Jeannie Burlowski
Publisher: Falcon Heights Publishing LLC
You'd love to get your kids through college debt-free-but your kids aren't getting any scholarships, you haven't saved for college, and you make too much to get government financial aid. Is there still hope? Yes, but you'll need someone to guide you. In LAUNCH, academic strategist Jeannie Burlowski lays out clear, step-by-step strategies that empower parents to get their kids through high quality, best-fit colleges debt-free-and then directly into jobs they love afterward. Experts rave about LAUNCH: "The checklists at the end of each chapter in this book are fabulous. They're golden. Well worth the entire price of the book." -Bob Shorb, former associate dean of admissions and financial aid and director of student aid and family finance, Skidmore College "Students who go through college without career direction are, as Jeannie Burlowski says, 'like archers who pull the arrow back on the bow string, shoot, and then years later look around for the target.' This book helps parents set their kids up to take aim early and fire a sure shot, whether that's at medical school or at some other worthy endeavor." -Dr. Paul Amble, MD, assistant clinical professor, Yale School of Medicine "I'm a Morgan Stanley wealth management advisor, and after I read this book cover to cover I purchased 30 copies for clients. Every financial advisor needs to know the information in this book. It's valuable for all types of families-from those that think their income is too high to qualify for aid, to those that worry they'll go into debt paying for college. We utilize this book in our financial planning practice as we guide our clients to the things that matter most in their lives. If you're confused about how FAFSA works or what your kids should contribute, this book will provide clear answers. I was especially impressed with the way the book breaks down the pertinent information with chapters that align with the age of your kid. And the checklists for each chapter allow families to pick and choose the advice that best works for their family. My favorite part of the book is that it is truly a parenting book-with tips and insight for raising strong, thoughtful people who care about improving the world. The focus is on the outcome: your child becoming a successful and happy adult. If you're going to choose a financial advisor, you need to make sure that they know the specific college planning information in this book and are utilizing these ideas in their practice." -Alix Magner, financial advisor, Morgan Stanley, Minneapolis, MN "I'm a certified financial planner who cares deeply that parents are able to send their kids to college without risking their retirement. You can be sure I'll be recommending this book every chance I get." -Mike Branch, CFP, Focus Financial, Minneapolis, MN "High school guidance counselors have a difficult time covering the intricacies of the college admission and financing process in the small amount of time they have to work with a large number of students. This book fills in all the gaps-and more-for parents." -Josie Robinson, author and former high school guidance and career counselor, White Bear Lake Area High School And here's what parents like you say about LAUNCH: "We only used a small fraction of the ideas in this book, and our daughter graduated from an excellent private university at age 20 and went straight to her dream job at Disney. Read chapters 1 and 2 when your kid's in middle school!" -Liz and Tim Weatherhead, Bloomington, MN
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