978-1-57071-957-8 / 9781570719578

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003


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For 20 years, this leading guide to more than 300 colleges and universities has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Hip and straightforward, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003 reliably describes the academic climates and the social and extra-curricular scenes at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States and Canada. Fiskes unique insight into whats not to be missed and whats to be avoided at each university reveals the academic strengths, the role of athletics, and the social highlights at each school. Professor-student interaction, college setting and scholarships are also hot topics.

Compiled from surveys of thousands of students and administrators, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2003 is thoroughly updated annually. The resulting resource is the best guide to colleges and universities available; USA Today has called it the "most readable and informative" of all college guides.

Included are:
--a self-quiz to help you decide what really matters to you in a college and what kind of college is right for you
--vital application information--where to get one, which schools have the longest and most difficult applications, long-lead deadlines, etc.
--exclusive lists of the strongest majors and departments at each college as well as famous--and infamous--classes
--candid descriptions of quality of life, campus setting, social atmosphere and level of academic intensity from actual students--"party school" or "monastery"? Also included is a special section highlighting the 43 public & private Best Buy schools--colleges that provide the best education for your money.

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