Students' Guide to Colleges

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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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101221419
  • 672 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


College guides are a must for any teenager trying to choose the right school. Unfortunately, most guidebooks are vague, boring tomes written by administrators and journalists, instead of the real experts–the college students that actually go there. Students’ Guide to Colleges is different. Entirely student-written and edited, this invaluable resource cuts through the cant with comprehensive listings of the vital statistics and requirements for America’s top 100 schools accompanied by three totally honest, fresh, fun-to-read descriptions penned by attending undergrads from different walks of life. Want to know how big classes really are? How rigorous the academics get? Or how greek or granola, chill or up-tight, homogenous or diverse, gay or straight, a campus really is? Lively, irreverent, and insightful, the Students’ Guide to Colleges is the only guidebook that offers multiple perspectives on each school and tells it like it is so that college applicants can make the best choice when deciding where they want to spend their college years.
  • More than 30,000 students surveryed

  • Preface by Chuck Hughes, former seniior dean of admissions at Harvard University


Table of Contents

Students’ Guide To CollegesAcknowledgments
Letter from the Editors
Frequently Asked Questions
I Wish I Knew Then
School Indexes
By Size
By Setting
By Region
By State
By Intellectual Fervor
By Intensity of Nightlife
By Political Leaning
By Diversity
Miscellaneous Indexes

Amherst College
Antioch College
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Berea College
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Cruz
California Institute of Technology
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
University of Chicago
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Colgate University
University of Colorado at Boulder
Colorado College
Columbia University
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Emory University
Evergreen State College
Furman University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Gettysburg College
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Hendrix College
College of the Holy Cross
Howard University
Johns Hopkins University
Kenyon College
Lehigh University
Lewis & Clark College
Macalester College
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Michigan
Middlebury College
Morehouse College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
Oberlin College
University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Reed College
Rice University
Rutgers University
Sarah Lawrence College
Scripps College
Smith College
University of Southern California
Spelman College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
University of Texas at Austin
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
University of Virginia
Wabash College
Wake Forest University
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington and Lee University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Whitman College
College of William and Mary
Williams College
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Yale University