Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jul 25, 2006 - Education - 352 pages
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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.

  

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

User Review  - Jenn Cherry - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this book - so glad a friend recommended it. These schools are somewhat outside the "box" in how they do things and what they look for in applicants. Really loved St. John's College ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Myos - Goodreads

While I don't necessarily agree with the author on everything, I must say this is a thoughtful book that will make you look at colleges differently. An update would be welcome though. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Events Demand a Second Edition
A MISSIONARY FOR CTCL
COLLEGES THAT CHANGE LIVES
Relax Your Future Is Assured
Required Reading
Todays Learning DisabledWill Be Tomorrows Gifted andthe SATs Obsolescence
Japanese UniversitiesNow Change Lives Too
NORTHEAST
SOUTH
MIDWEST
SOUTHWEST
NORTHWEST
Addresses and Phone Numbers
INDEX OF COLLEGES
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Loren Pope, author of the acclaimed "Colleges That Change Lives," has been writing about education since the 1950s. From 1965 to 2005 he ran the College Placement Bureau in Washington, D. C. to help families make informed, fruitful choices about higher education. He is a frequent guest on radio and television.

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