Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

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Author: Edward Fiske,Bruce Hammond

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402219900

Category: Study Aids

Page: 320

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Find the college that's right for you! An A Z of admissions secrets, The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College takes you behind the scenes of the college application process. The expert advice and tips in this book will help you get accepted at the schools of your choice. This clear, accessible guide takes students and their parents step-by-step through the admissions process. Learn: --How to choose the right college --How to get off a waiting list and get accepted --How to write winning essays --How to use the Internet in the application process --How admissions officers really rank applicants --How to interview successfully --How to construct a successful application --How to get the most financial aid --And much more! This is the best resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice. Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as Education Editor of The New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote the bestselling annual, The Fiske Guide to Colleges, to help them. Bruce G. Hammond was editor in chief of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges and was managing editor of four editions of The Fiske Guide to Colleges. He is the author of Discounts and Deals at the Nation's 360 Best Colleges and is the school and college expert at Parent Soup, a division of iVillage.com.

Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College

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Author: Edward B Fiske,Bruce G Hammond

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492633313

Category: Study Aids

Page: 400

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"A first-rate introduction." —Booklist Get Accepted To The College That's Right For You Everyone has their own idea of the perfect college. The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College is the only admissions guide that starts with an in-depth assessment of your priorities, then takes you step-by-step through the process of applying to the schools you actually want to get into. New sixth edition is fully updated with information on standardized testing, financial aid, online applications, and more. The #1 expert on America's colleges will show you how to: Choose the right kind of school for you Filter out the hype Earn the test scores colleges want you to see Write authentic essays (even if you're not a great writer) Submit an application that shows off your best features Ask the right questions during campus visits Know how admissions officers rank candidates Get off the waiting list and get accepted Attract and even negotiate the best financial aid package The most trusted resource for helping students get into the schools of their choice.

Fiske Real College Essays That Work

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Author: Edward B. Fiske,Bruce G. Hammond

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402260759

Category: Reference

Page: 341

View: 8801

Provides tips on writing a college essay, including ones on such topics as science fiction, hobbies, community service, and significant experiences.

Fiske Countdown to College

41 To-Do Lists and a Plan for Every Year of High School

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Author: Edward B Fiske,Bruce G. Hammond

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 140222415X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

View: 8249

Unique, simple approach to the complicated college prep process, from the leading authority in college admissions. Getting ready for college is a complicated and confusing process - how do you know when to take the SAT? When do you start applying to schools? What classes should you be taking to help prepare you for college-level work? Is there anything you should do before high school? Fiske Countdown to College is a comprehensive collection of simple, easy-to-use checklists that explain everything you need to do in each year of high school to make preparation for college a breeze. There are 28 "to-do" lists for parents and students, ten "don't" lists, three "top 10" lists, and two glossaries, divided by year, that walk you through high school to college. Quotes from students, parents, and counselors offer advice and support from people who've been through all of this before.

Students' Guide to Colleges

The Definitive Guide to America's Top 100 Schools Written by the Real Experts - the Students who Attend Them

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Author: Jordan Goldman,Colleen Buyers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143035589

Category: Reference

Page: 623

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A guide to one hundred of America's top schools features descriptions written by attending undergrads from various walks of life, along with vital statistics and requirements for each school and information on the student body, academics, social life, and

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2000

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Author: Edward B. Fiske

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780812931716

Category: Study Aids

Page: 749

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Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on three hundred of the country's most prominent colleges.

How to Get Into the Top Colleges, 3rd ed

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Author: Richard Montauk,Krista Klein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105356

Category: Study Aids

Page: 640

View: 3548

The ultimate guide for getting into the country's most elite colleges- with insider tips straight from admissions directors. Now fully revised, How to Get into the Top Colleges is the definitive resource for students determined to stand out in the crowd of applicants and join the ranks at the country's most prestigious schools. This book is an in-depth and targeted resource, which shows students just what it takes to make the grade at the nation's leading private and public colleges by taking them step by step through the entire application process. Includes exclusive, invaluable, and revealing interviews with the country's leading admissions directors.

College 101

A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year

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Author: Julie Zeilinger

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 161821215X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 200

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College 101: A Girl's Guide to Freshman Year is a comprehensive and authentic guide for girls to everything related to the college process. Unlike other college guides, College 101 is written from the honest, humorous, and relatable first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced the process, while also offering the advice of experts and unique experiences of other college-aged women. This guide shows girls what to really expect from the college planning process as well as their first year of college, including pro tips and common pitfalls to avoid. From test-taking tips, to finding the right college for you, to how to make the most of your freshman year, this book answers all young women's questions, including those they didn't even know they had! Presented in a dynamic and varied format, College 101 imparts seriously valuable information and secrets about the process in an extemporaneous and entertaining way.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019

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Author: Edward Fiske

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781492662099

Category: Study Aids

Page: 864

View: 5516

"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 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Collegeshas been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on college websites. Fully updated 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 Collegesdelivers 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

The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions

Strategies for Helicoptering, Hot-housing & Micromanaging

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Author: J.D. Rothman

Publisher: Prospect Park Books

ISBN: 0983459428

Category: Study Aids

Page: 256

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Admissions rates of 6 percent? Kids applying to thirty-two colleges? Sixteen-year-olds with more impressive resumes than Fortune 500 CEOs? Has the nation lost its mind? Why yes, it has! J.D. Rothman, the Neurotic Parent of blog fame, takes readers on a hilarious satiric journey through today’s insane college admissions process. The vividly illustrated book takes you from the Itsy-Bitsy Fiske Guide and Junior Kumon Tips for Preschoolers through Rejection Letters from the Heart and Bed Bath & Bye-Bye.

The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition

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Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1524710342

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

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NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it! What Makes THE BEST 382 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 382 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 137,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more · Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of Life · Bonus list of the 200 "best-value" schools featured in Colleges That Pay You Back DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION · The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness · Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each school What the media is saying about The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guide: “The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.” –The New York Times “A great book.... It’s a bargain.” –CNN “Our favorite college guidebook.” –Seventeen “Provides the kind of feedback students would get from other students in a campus visit.” –USA Today

The Gatekeepers

Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

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Author: Jacques Steinberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200316

Category: Education

Page: 336

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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

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Author: Edward Fiske

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402260674

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

View: 6983

"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 30 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 colleges' websites. Fully updatedand expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, theFiske Guide to Collegesdelivers 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 storieson 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 *Vital information on how to apply, including deadlines, fees, and test requirements *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 44 public and private Best Buy schools—colleges that provide the best educational value "I send students to Fiske before I send them anywhere else." —Director of College Counseling, Los Olivos, CA

Acceptance

A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps Seven Kids Find the Right Colleges--and Find Themselves

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Author: David L. Marcus

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101105054

Category: Education

Page: 272

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An engrossing profile of an extraordinary guidance counselor who helps kids get into the right colleges through focusing on self- awareness Gwyeth Smith, known as Smitty, is a nationally renowned guidance counselor who believes that getting into college should be a kid's first great moment of self-discovery. In Acceptance, David L. Marcus, Pulitzer Prize-winning former education writer for U.S. News & World Report, spins an absorbing narrative of a year in the lives of Smitty and "his" kids. At a diverse public school in Long Island, New York, Smitty works his unique magic on students' applications and their lives, helping them find the right college by figuring out who they are, rather than focusing on what their test scores, grades, and finances reflect. Loaded with advice that readers can apply to their own college searches, Acceptance is a book that thousands of students and their parents will find indispensable.

A Is for Admission

The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

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Author: Michele A. Hernández

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455501891

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

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A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.

Cool Colleges

For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Differen t

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Author: Donald Asher

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307797708

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

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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. 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. Reviews"Worth a look, if you'¬?re headed for college or getting ready to apply."-San Diego Union Tribune I received a used copy of your book, Cool Colleges (2nd Edition) in the mail this morning and (admittedly) out of vague interest and the slight boredom that comes with not having a driver's license, I picked it up and went about my usual hole-up-in-my-bedroom-with-new-book-and-blinds-down-and-stay-holed-until-I-have-finished-the-text-in-it's-entirety routine. The purpose of this message is to express my nearly inexpressible gratitude to you and your associates in research. I have read life-changing books, articles, and speeches but I have never, not once, been so deeply affected by a work of this type: A guidebook? I have perused U.S. News & World Report's 2007 College Guide and the Newsweek/Kaplan 2007 College Guide, each with their individual talents and faults, but your book was different. For once I felt like the book was directed to students such as myself. I'm not an athlete and I'm no an academic superstar: at my school, that's what it takes to be a favorite. I am just another mediocre teenager in millions who wants to save the world. Your book made me feel, for once, as though someone was looking at those of us hanging by our fingernails on the edge of being completely lost in our distinction. I love to learn for the sake of learning and not because I'm aiming for any star-studded diplomas or accreditations, but because there is so much to learn. Your book not only allowed me to see that there were other "Lost Kids" (that's what my guidance counselor called me) but further that there were places trying to find us because we aren't as lost as some of our superiors like to think. Again Sir, thank you for all your work. It has not gone unnoticed nor was it in vain. If nothing else, you made at least one girl's life (and future) a little brighter. -Carina, 17St. Petersburg, FL From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dream College

How to Help Your Child Get Into the Top Schools

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Author: Kpakpundu Ezeze

Publisher: SuperCollege

ISBN: 9781617601163

Category:

Page: 208

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For parents who want to be fully informed about essential information that high school students need to know in order to plan for, apply to, and be successful in college, this guide details all stages of the process. It explains the terminology, policies, and procedures for successful college application, and will empower parents to manage their relationship with school counselors and admissions officers. Timelines and charts for teens at different points in the college search process, sample college admissions essays, and practical advice from parents and teens who have negotiated the process provide detailed steps--from what classes a teen should take in high school to managing personal finances once in college--guide parents and prospective college students toward successful college admission. Additional information for many different types of students and groups of families, including athletes, first-generation applicants, students with disabilities, minority students,and students interested in the visual and performing arts, plus appendices with sample thank-you letters, resumes, a self-evaluation, and a complete admissions checklist, make this a comprehensive one-stop resource for finding the perfect college.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

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Author: Edward Fiske

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402260681

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

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The #1 bestselling college guide, from the most trusted expert Every college and university has a story - and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. Counselors everywhere agree, the Fiske Guide to Colleges is the best way to get to know the unique personalities of schools without visiting campus.Featuring Fiske's trademark descriptions, exclusive ratings, up-to-date tips from current students, and tools for broadening and narrowing your list, the Fiske Guide is the #1 source for discovering more than 320 of the best colleges and universities - and finding the right one for you.

College Admission

From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step

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Author: Robin Mamlet,Christine VanDeVelde

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307590321

Category: Study Aids

Page: 405

View: 2021

A comprehensive guide for college-bound teens and their parents shares step-by-step coverage of today's competitive admissions processes based on expert advice by 50 admissions deans from ivy-league universities, in a reference that outlines recommendations for the sophomore, junior and senior grades of high school. Original.

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2004

Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 30th Edition

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Author: Yale Daily News,Yale Daily News Staff

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312316181

Category: Education

Page: 992

View: 1390

College students discuss what colleges are really like, including grades, sports, social life, alcohol policies, gender relations, admissions, and classes