The competition for admission to the best colleges keeps getting tougher.
Based on a survey of more than 4,000 current students at twenty of the country's top colleges
Academic reputation is the number-one reason students apply to Ivy League schools, but are they prepared for the host of other factors that will affect their success on campus? Inside the Top Colleges breaks through the "halo" of prestige surrounding the nation's elite schools to reveal what the quality of education and daily life is really like on these campuses. Every institution has its strengths and weaknesses; this book examines those factors that can result in a highly positive college experience or a potentially negative one. Students speak out on
The Top five advantages of an elite education
The top five student suggestions
At all these colleges, students complained about the stress of the workload and the cost.
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With serious crime, race, union strikes, soaring costs among the issues on Ivy League campuses, there is clearly a gap between how Americans perceive elite colleges and how they really are. In The Select, Howard Greene breaks through the halo effect to get to the truth of what life is really like at these universities.
Using advanced polling techniques, extensive focus groups and one-on-one in-depth interviews with students, Greene explores the crucial yet often ignored issues about the academic experience the price of a prestigious education; dating and social life; safety on campus; alcohol, drugs and eating disorders; political activism and correctness; and diversity and racism, in order to give parents and students a better overview of what to expect from America's top colleges.
This indispensable guide will break new ground and provide lasting reference for applicants and parents alike.About the Author:
Howard R. Greene, M.A., M.Ed., is a former admissions officer and member of the faculty board of advisers at Princeton University. As the nation's foremost educational consultant, Howard has counseled more than 25,000 students over the past thirty years. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he holds master's degrees from Harvard and New York University. He is the founder of Howard Greene & Associates, an educational consulting firm with offices in Connecticut and New York. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut.
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Book Description Collins Reference, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Based on a groundbreaking survey of 4,000 students, The Select explores issues that provide a realistic picture of what life is like on the campuses of America's most prestigious colleges: -- personal safety, both inside and outside the campus walls-- alcohol and drug abuse and their impact on the academic community-- costs of attending college and policies toward scholarship holders-- financial stress brought on by educational loans, plus too many hours spent working to earn tuition-- lack of a structured, directed curricular plan-- teachers who, caught up in their own career advancement, often espouse their own political agenda-- an intense academic workload and competition to excel-- pressure to prepare for professional graduate school-- activism of a racial, ethnic, political, and social mix of students unimaginable thirty years ago-- living arrangements based on sexual orientation and racial, and ethnic preferences. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060929944
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