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

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Penguin, Jul 25, 2006 - Study Aids - 320 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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User Review  - obedah - LibraryThing

What I liked about the way Loren Pope approached colleges was that there was no "one-size fits all" school. Having a few kids approaching college-age, we want to look at the child and what the school ... Read full review

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This book takes a realistic look at about 40 colleges which are outside the mainstream but which are fairing better than the ivy league and super well known schools in terms of the success of their ... 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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Loren Pope was education editor of the New York Times in the 1950s. In 1965 he opened the College Placement Bureau in Washington, D.C., to help families of college--bound students make informed choices. He is the author of Looking Beyond the Ivy League and has written numerous articles about the college application proc

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