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ERIC Number: EJ815441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-10
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Loren Pope Touted "No Name" Colleges in a Brand-Name World
Hoover, Eric
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n7 pA27 Oct 2008
This article profiles Loren Pope, a college consultant and a former education editor at "The New York Times" who touted "no name" colleges and called the nation's most famous university, Harvard University, a rip-off. In his influential book "Colleges That Change Lives" (Penguin, 1996), Mr. Pope profiled 40 institutions--most of them small liberal-arts colleges--which, he wrote, would "do at least as much, and usually far more than, an Ivy League school, an Ivy clone, or a major research university to give you a rich, full life, and to make you a winner." The late admissions consultant valued the fit between an individual student and a college more than he did an Ivy League pedigree. In speeches and writings, he offered students and parents an antidote to the chase for top-25 prestige. He encouraged students to evaluate colleges based on their own personal needs and strengths, and not on institutional rankings or reputations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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