Fiske Guide to Colleges Beyond the Ivies

And nobody knows that better than Edward B. Fiske. Beyond the Ivies introduces an exclusively selected sample from the 2014 Guide to Colleges of ten schools that have redefined what it means to be a top university.

Fiske Guide to Colleges  Beyond the Ivies

When it comes to academic excellence, the Ivy Leagues aren't the only schools worth their salt. And nobody knows that better than Edward B. Fiske. Beyond the Ivies introduces an exclusively selected sample from the 2014 Guide to Colleges of ten schools that have redefined what it means to be a top university. From leading engineering institutions to small liberal arts colleges, discover which of these academic elites fits your needs the most! Includes: -Full-color photos -Full-color infographics -Links to school websites -Links to admission email addresses

Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

Will be useful primarily to students looking at institutions not included in the other guides. Annual. Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You. By the Washington Post's Education Columnist, ...

Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

GET ACCEPTED TO THE COLLEGE THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU Everyone has their own idea of the perfect college, and the best place for you to spend your college years may not be the most academically prestigious or have the best sports teams. Going well beyond just college rankings, the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College is the help you need to get started that's been trusted by hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and guidance counselors. SIMPLIFY AND TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF COLLEGE SEARCH --Choose the right type of schools for you, including considering the strongest majors, programs, and courses --Keep everything organized and filter out the marketing hype --Plan and map your college visits, and ask the right questions during campus tours --Attract and even negotiate the best financial aid package This book is a guide not only to who you are, but also to what kinds of schools will be great for you. It starts with an easy but in-depth assessment of your priorities, then takes you step-by-step through the process of applying to the schools that are the best fit for you. MAKE YOUR APPLICATIONS STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD --Earn the test scores colleges want to see --Write authentic admissions essays --Submit an application that shows off your best features --Know how admissions officers rank candidates --Get off the waiting list and get accepted to your top schools GET ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS Edward B. Fiske served for seventeen 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 writes the #1 bestselling annual Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them. Bruce G. Hammond has devoted much of his time to counseling for college. He served as managing editor of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and is director of college counseling at Dipont Educational Management.

The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

Edward B Fiske, Bruce G Hammond ... Will be useful primarily to students looking at institutions not included in the other guides. Annual. Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College that is Best for You.

The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

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.

In College Admissions and Beyond The Experts Proven Strategy for Success

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens: 200 Programs That Prepare You for College Success. ... Fiske, Edward B. The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2010, 26th ed. ... The Hidden Ivies: 50 Top Colleges—from Amherst ...

In  College Admissions and Beyond  The Experts  Proven Strategy for Success

An award-winning, step-by-step guide to college admissions that helps students through every aspect of the application process and gives them a proven approach to make their application stand out from the rest. Two expert college admissions consultants—a mother-daughter team—share their step-by-step, proven strategy for creating an application that stands out and gets you IN! College admissions has never been more stressful. Not only is admission ruthlessly competitive, with more and more qualified students applying each year, but the application process has become more confusing than ever before. Most parents and students feel anxious, overwhelmed, and confused by the choices and trade-offs. In! is based on the authors’ 20+ years of experience working privately on boarding, college, and graduate school admissions with students from all over the world. While there is no shortage of college admissions guidebooks on the market, In! offers students and their parents a crucial element that none of the others do: a clear, step-by-step strategy that helps students not only compete academically with other qualified applicants but also develop a defining interest—in incremental, attainable steps—that distinguishes them from their peers and gives them an edge with college admissions officers. This strategy is summed up in a four-word phrase: “be alike but spike.” This means that the applicant must perform on par with other students applying to similar colleges, while also working to stand out from the pack—like a spike on a graph—in one area. (Ironically, it’s often the “well-rounded student,” an ideal many applicants strive for, who gets rejected.) In! shows students how to create that distinction by identifying and "layering" their passion, showcasing their interest in many different ways and circumstances. Enlivened with instructive case studies as well as entertaining New Yorker cartoons, this book carefully guides students through the application process, showing them how to rise to the top of an applicant pool of thousands. And unlike most books about “getting in,” In!’s lessons do not end at college acceptance. Rather than viewing college admissions as a hurdle to be quickly and painlessly cleared, mother-daughter team Luterman and Bloom present it as an opportunity for students to mature, expand their horizons, and discover what makes them tick. Not only does this book get you in, it gives teenagers the tools and confidence they'll need for future success. “Be Alike”—How to optimize your GPA, standardized tests, extracurricular activities, and more. “Spike”—How to develop a unique area of distinction that makes you stand out from your peers. How to create a winning college application—including personal essays, activity chart, letters of recommendation, and more. How to choose the right college for YOU, and how to prepare to attend, and afford, your top-choice school.

The Everything Guide to Study Skills

Fiske, Edward B., The Fiske Guide to Colleges. (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Inc., ... The Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence. ... Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You.

The Everything Guide to Study Skills

Here's something worth learning: Studying doesn't have to be a chore! This fun and accessible resource provides the tools you need to develop better study habits, boost your grades, and position yourself for academic success. Educational consultant Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick uses a wide range of ideas taken from hundreds of students to help you find a unique, effective method suited for your individual learning style. You'll improve transcripts for college applications, ace standardized tests, and become a better student at any level of education. This indispensable guide shows you how to: Get the most out of class time Use the best strategies for note-taking and memorizing Improve writing skills Prepare completely for tests Safely and effectively conduct online research Use Skype, iChat, or social media to form study groups With this guide in your backpack, you'll be able to balance school and activities, avoid pre-test panic, and achieve consistently better results.

Fiske Guide to Colleges The Ivy Leagues

With this exclusive sample from the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, you can uncover the traditions behind the prestigious reputations and discover which of these academic elites would be the best fit for you.

Fiske Guide to Colleges  The Ivy Leagues

Ever wonder what it would be like to walk the corridors of Benjamin Franklin's university? Or to study in the same library as countless Nobel laureates? Take an in-depth look at the history and prestige of the most well-known and elite universities in the nation-the Ivy Leagues. With this exclusive sample from the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014, you can uncover the traditions behind the prestigious reputations and discover which of these academic elites would be the best fit for you. Includes: -Full-color photos -Full-color infographics -Links to school websites -Links to admission email addresses

Straight A Study Skills

Fiske, Edward B., Fiske Guide to Colleges (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Inc., annually updated). ... Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You (New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 2003).

Straight A Study Skills

"Contains material adapted from The everything guide to study skills, by Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick"--T.p. verso.

College and University Education in the United States

... produced the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Washington Post education writer Jay Matthews has a list of top 10 colleges that deserve a second look in his Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for ...

College and University Education in the United States


Don t Worry You ll Get In

Fiske, Edward.Fiske Guide to Colleges 2005. New York, Sourcebooks:2004. A good all-around guide to colleges with helpful thumbnail descriptions. ... Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right for You.

Don t Worry  You ll Get In

With more teenagers applying to college today than ever before, the competition has never been stiffer, and the stress can become unbearable not just for teens, but for the entire family. In Don't Worry, You'll Get In, one of the country's top college admissions counselors Michele Hernandez and leading parenting expert Mimi Doe join forces to bring teens the first college admissions guide of its kind: an easy and accessible book full of 100 specific tips to navigate the admissions process successfully and calmly. For each step, Hernandez explains to teens in simple terms exactly what they need to do, while Mimi Doe empowers them to tackle that step with confidence and in the least stressful way. Covering everything from standardized testing to summer plans to writing a great essay, Don't Worry, You'll Get In is the perfect guide for high schoolers who want to be accepted at the school of their choice without burning out for the sake of getting in.

Inside American Education

Books like The Fiske Guide to College, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, or The National Review College Guide serve this important purpose. ... Choosing a College and Looking Beyond the Ivy League are these kinds of foundation books.

Inside American Education

An indictment of the American educational system criticizes the fact that the system has discarded the traditional goals of transmitting knowledge and fostering cognitive skills in favor of building self-esteem and promoting social harmony.

Branded Nation

... Best American Colleges The Fiske Guide to Colleges Peterson's Guide to Four-Year Colleges The College Handbook (The College Board) Barron's Profiles of Colleges Looking Beyond the Ivy League Barron's Best Buys in College Education ...

Branded Nation

Branding, says James Twitchell, is nothing more than commercial storytelling; brands are the stories that are associated with products. (For example, the special taste of Evian, says Twitchell, is in the brand, not the water.) Branding has become so successful, so ubiquitous that even institutions that we thought were above branding, antithetical to branding, have succumbed. Such cultural institutions as religion, higher education, and the art world have learned to love Madison Avenue or lose market share. Of course, most ministers, university presidents, and museum directors will insist that branding has nothing to do with them, but as Twitchell brilliantly demonstrates in this witty, insightful examination of three of our most important cultural institutions, wherever supply exceeds demand branding follows. The rise of the megachurch epitomizes branding in religion. From its inception the megachurch was designed not to compete with other churches but to bring in the "unchurched," especially men, worshippers who might otherwise be home watching television or strolling through the mall on a Sunday morning. The megachurches have been phenomenally popular, none more so than Willow Creek Community Church, just south of Chicago, one of the oldest megachurches, which Twitchell analyzes in Branded Nation. Colleges and universities have embraced branding as they have grown more alike. Especially among the top schools in the country, the student bodies, the faculties, often even the campuses themselves are practically interchangeable. What distinguishes each school is the story it tells about itself. Now every institution of higher learning has its image organizers, its brand managers, usually in the admissions or development offices, whose job it is to make their institution seem different from all the rest. Even museums, with their multimillion-dollar Monets, have seen the advantages of branding. The blockbuster exhibitions often put familiar paintings in a new context, that is, they provide a new narrative, branding the art. Museums keep expanding their stores, placing them not just near the entrance on the ground floor but throughout the museum, in the galleries themselves. Some museums, such as the Guggenheim, even franchise themselves, turning the institution itself into a brand. In short, high culture is beginning to look more and more like the rest of our culture. In perhaps his most subversive observation, Twitchell doesn't condemn the branding of cultural institutions. On the contrary, he believes that branding may be invigorating our high culture, bringing it to new audiences, making it a more integral part of our lives. Not since Bobos in Paradise has there been such a trenchant, provocative analysis of our world.

How to Get Into the Top Colleges 3rd ed

... about 300 schools and is revised annually, are: □ Edward B. Fiske and Robert Logue, The Fiske Guide to Colleges ... liberal arts schools: □ Loren Pope, Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right for You ...

How to Get Into the Top Colleges  3rd ed

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.

How to Raise an Adult

They include the Fiske Guide to Colleges, currently the best-selling college guide, authored by Edward B. Fiske, ... first experts on college admission with the publication in 1990 of his best-selling book Looking Beyond the Ivy League: ...

How to Raise an Adult

New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Harvard Schmarvard

Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You Jay Mathews ... The Fiske Guide to Colleges said “the English department, home of the Gettysburg Review, is among the strongest” of all the college's departments. 33.

Harvard Schmarvard

Smarten Up—It's Time to Choose the Right College Think that your life's growth, success, and happiness depend on which college you attend? The higher-profile school, the better, right? Wrong! Neither is true. Written by, yes, a Harvard grad, Harvard Schmarvard rebuts the perception that image is everything when it comes to college and emphasizes this simple fact: What you will be measured by in life is your talent and energy, not your college's name. Packed with practical information and insider tips, this must-have guide will help you determine which school fits you. Inside, you'll find: ·How to survive the application process without losing your sanity or sense of humor ·Tips on writing essays, visiting campuses, and keeping cool during your college interviews ·The truth about search letter scams and the early admissions game ·Plus loads of other invaluable insight! So take a deep breath and exhale your worries and fears. Let Harvard Schmarvard debunk the myths, expose you to the truth, and clear your mind so you can weigh what's really important.

Admission Matters

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2009, by Edward Fiske. ... Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2009, by Yale Daily News. ... Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Rightfor You, by Loren Pope, published 2007 by Penguin Books: ...

Admission Matters


Open the Gates to the Ivy League

Recently, the Fiske Guide to Colleges called the school “the hottest place in higher education,” and for three years in a ... Although in 2008 it slipped to fourth place in the “dream” ranking, behind Harvard, Yale, and Stanford (all of ...

Open the Gates to the Ivy League

Ivy League schools on average reject some 90 percent of applicants. But there is another way to get into the top colleges in the United States—the back gate—that will still see motivated students come out the front gate with an Ivy League diploma. This book is the plan B that offers you an alternative set of keys to seven of the Ivy League universities: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania (Penn), and Brown. Also covered are the so-called second tier of elite universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke, Northwestern, and University of Virginia, among others, which have highly selective admission requirements and confer social and economic benefits on par with the traditional Ivy Leagues. From extension schools to special programs for working students to online studies, the range of back gateways is remarkable for leveling the field for students of all stripes. This book provides the little-known strategies to help you succeed in enrolling in the school of your dreams.

Colleges That Change Lives

For the latest 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 updated, more expansive work.

Colleges That Change Lives

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

College Choice Admissions

Common Sense Guide To American Colleges 1993-1994 244 Compact Guide To Colleges 210 Competitive Colleges 231 Complete ... Beyond The Ivy League 238 Lovejoy's College Counselor 307 Lovejoy's College Guide 208 Making A Difference College ...

College Choice   Admissions


Behind the Scenes

Most four - year colleges maintain exhaustive Web sites which include everything from virtual campus tours to virtual course ... Parents Guide to College Admission and Loren Pope's Beyond the Ivy League and Colleges that Change Lives .

Behind the Scenes

Ed Wall, former Dean of Admissions at Amherst College, offers sage advice and detailed profiles of successful applicants. An invaluable view from inside on how the selection process really works.