ERIC Number: ED327105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Looking beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right for You.
This book seeks to help students and parents identify the real virtues of mental and moral growth in a college education, so they can make a satisfactory college selection not based on prestige and size. The book's first chapter, "Twenty Myths That Can Jinx Your College Choice," presents myths about college prestige, geographic location, size, emphasis on admissions test scores, and others. A chapter called "A Few Favorites and Two Hundred Worth Going To" recommends 200 private colleges and universities, and also suggests colleges for "pure intellectuals,""late bloomers,""self-starters," and other categories of students. Other chapter titles include: "College, A Buyer's Market,""What Are You Going for, Really?""Should Parents Let Him/Her Tak a Year Off?""What the Good Colleges Experience Should Be,""Select; Don't Settle,""Sample and Test the Merchandise,""Some Proof of the Pudding,""The Ground Rules Have Changed on What College Can Do,""While You're Still in High School,""Judging Yourself as an Applicant,""A Good Application = Open Sesame,""The Interview? Relax!""If You've Made a Mistake, You Can Save Yourself,""How To Judge a Private Counselor," and "Some Truths about Financial Aid." (JDD)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Choice, Decision Making, High Schools, Higher Education, Individual Development, Prestige, Private Colleges, Role of Education, Student Financial Aid
Viking Penguin, 40 West 23rd St., New York, NY 10010 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Students; Parents
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