- Series: College Admissions Guides
- Paperback: 880 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Review (August 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1524710229
- ISBN-13: 978-1524710224
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.7 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition: Everything You Need to Make the Right College Choice (College Admissions Guides) Paperback – August 1, 2017
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Robert Franek is The Princeton Review's chief expert on education. He has visited hundreds of colleges over his career and has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX to share advice about college admissions.
The Princeton Review has been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. They have helped millions succeed on standardized tests, and provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. In addition to classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring as well as online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help.
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When this book arrived, my son took an immediate look at the "Top 20 Lists" (photo below) and the pages on "Great Schools for Popular Undergraduate Majors." Those two sections were enough to get him interested in going further. If you have a child that doesn't seem very motivated in their college search, a book like this might open their eyes wider to the possibilities, and kick-start their real research.
This huge book has a comprehensive introduction explaining the ranking criteria for the 382 schools (each with a 2-page spread and sidebars that summarize the findings), and they are indexed in the back by name/location/tuition. Also included is a regional list of 271 additional schools that didn't make the cut, but are worth consideration. As a parent, I appreciated the list of colleges that are a value for the money, even when you don't qualify for any financial aid. Bonus: fill out the Princeton Review's "College Hopes & Worries Survey 2018" in the back for a chance at a $2000 scholarship.
What I particularly appreciate is the consistent ratings about each college. That way, for example, I can find the "% of students graduating within 4 years" for a college I'm familiar with, and then scan the other pages to find colleges with similar percentages. I find this rating, as well as the "% of students returning for their sophomore year" to be the most compelling.
I find it odd that Princeton Review prioritizes Fire Safety as the second rating displayed for every college. Seems like a random fact to highlight so prominently.
Suggestion for improvements: instead of listing a range of test scores, show the average test score. The ranges are too wide, for example SAT Math range of 630-750.
Perhaps a handful might of have taken the old. How can this college guide be published and sold on a scores that are NOT USEFUL to graduating students of 2018, 2019..... and beyond.