ERIC Number: ED291327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Comparative Guide to American Colleges. For Students, Parents, and Counselors. Thirteenth Edition.
Cass, James; Birnbaum, Max
A guide to U.S. colleges is presented for high school juniors and seniors, parents, and counselors. Information on each college includes full-time and part-time enrollments, the nature of the institution controlling the college, and the founding date. The description of the college covers admission, the academic environment, the nature of the student body, religious orientation of the school, and campus life. A selectivity index categorizes colleges according to the academic potential of the students and suggests the difficulty a student may have in being accepted by a particular college and the academic competition that the student will meet. For each college, data are provided on average scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and the American College Testing program. Information is also presented on: pursuits of graduates of each institution; the broad fields in which recent graduates have majored and the percentage of majors in each field; a list of each college that conferred degrees in specific major fields; the geographical, racial, and religious composition of the student body; and annual student costs. A state index for each college includes selectivity ratings, and a final index lists colleges by religious affiliation. (SW)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Church Related Colleges, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Entrance Examinations, College Environment, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Majors (Students), Selective Colleges, Student Characteristics, Tuition
Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Parents; Practitioners
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