ERIC Number: ED428615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth about America's 100 Top Schools. The ISI Guide.
Intercollegiate Studies Inst., Inc., Wilmington, DE.
This guide, intended to help students and their parents select a college, offers analyses of the quality of instruction, the level of academic standards, the campus political atmosphere, and the college's liberal arts tradition. The book, with an introduction by William J. Bennett, describes 100 schools, which were selected on the basis of academic excellence based on competitive admissions standards, and comprehensiveness. It includes schools ranging from Ivy League schools and their public counterparts, to large state universities, liberal arts colleges, schools with strong ties to religious communities, technical schools, and small, innovative institutions. Each descriptive summary includes an address, telephone number, and web address; and some statistics, including enrollment, Scholastic Assessment Test ranges, percentage of applicants accepted, information on financial aid, and tuition. The balance of the review provides a general description and some history of the school, and includes a section on academic life; one on the political atmosphere; and a section on student life. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Academic Standards, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Environment, Decision Making, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Liberal Arts, Traditional Schools
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 255 Jefferson Avenue, S.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4570; Tel: 800-253-7521 (Toll Free); Fax: 616-459-6540 ($25).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Authoring Institution: Intercollegiate Studies Inst., Inc., Wilmington, DE.