Best Kind of College The

Author: Susan McWilliams
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438457731
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Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education. The fevered controversy over America’s educational future isn’t simply academic; those who have proposed sweeping reforms include government officials, politicians, foundation officers, think-tank researchers, journalists, media pundits, and university administrators. Drowned out in that noisy debate are the voices of those who actually teach the liberal arts exclusively to undergraduates in our nation’s small liberal arts colleges, or SLACs. The Best Kind of College attempts to rectify that glaring oversight. As an insiders’ “guide” to the liberal arts in its truest form the volume brings together thirty award-winning professors from across the country to convey in various ways some of the virtues, the electricity, and, overall, the importance of the small-seminar, face-to-face approach to education, as typically featured in SLACs. Before we in the United States abandon or compromise our commitment to the liberal arts—oddly enough, precisely at a time when our global competitors are discovering, emulating, and founding American-style SLACs and new liberal arts programs—we need a wake-up call, namely to the fact that the nation’s SLACs provide a time-tested model of educational integrity and success. “At last, some good news about education! This collection brings together essays by professors at small liberal arts colleges, voices largely unheard in the debates raging about higher education. It ranges widely through disciplines and across colleges, taking us into classrooms where we see the creative, inventive kinds of teaching that go on when classes are kept small and professors can interact with students. This book is a welcome corrective to claims that higher education is ‘broken’ and in need of a high-tech fix, a quiet reminder that ‘innovation’ goes on as a matter of course at colleges where teaching is top priority and is kept to human scale.” — Gayle Greene, Scripps College “McWilliams and Seery have achieved something remarkable: they have found a new and interesting way to present the case for the liberal arts model in American education. More than that, they have managed to show the value of, as well as present the argument for, the model. At its best, the book recreates something of the experience of a liberal arts education in microcosm. This is a wonderful, provocative, engaging, and moving book. It is unlikely to be surpassed.” — Simon Stow, author of Republic of Readers? The Literary Turn in Political Thought and Analysis

Kiplinger s Personal Finance

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The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.

The Insider s Guide to the Colleges 2011

Author: Yale Daily News Staff
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429922050
Format: PDF, ePub
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For more than thirty-five years, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been the favorite resource of high school students across the country because it is the only comprehensive college reference researched and written by students for students. In interviews with hundreds of peers on campuses from New York to Hawaii and Florida to Alaska, our writers have sought out the inside scoop at every school on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations. In addition to the in-depth profiles of college life, this 37th edition has been revised and updated to include: * Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to the most popular majors * A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school * Insider's packing list detailing what every college student really needs to bring * FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous off-the-cuff advice. The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the piles of brochures to get to the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends and attitudes it delivers the straight talk students and parents need to choose the school that's the best fit.

The Insider s Guide to the Colleges 2013

Author: Yale Daily News Staff
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 125001493X
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The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been, for 39 years, the most relied-upon resource for high school students looking for honest reports on colleges from their fellow students. Having interviewed hundreds of their peers on more than 330 campuses and by getting the inside scoop on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organizations, the reporters at the Yale Daily News have created the most candid college guide available. In addition to the wellrounded profiles, this edition has been updated to include: • Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rates to popular majors • A "College Finder" to help students zero in on the perfect school • All new FYI sections with student opinions and outrageous off-the-cuff advice The Insider's Guide to the Colleges cuts through the glossy brochures to uncover the things that matter most to students, and by staying on top of trends, it gives both students and parents the straightforward information they need to choose the school that's right for them.

Choosing the Right College 2012 2013

Author: John Zmirak
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149762083X
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Choosing the Right College is the most in-depth, independently researched college guide on the market, and the only source for students and parents who want the unvarnished truth about America’s top colleges and universities. Updated and expanded, Choosing the Right College 2012-13 features incisive essays, telling statistics, and revealing sidebars on 140 schools—Ivy League institutions, state universities, liberal arts colleges, religious schools, military academies, and lesser-known schools worth a careful look. Here you’ll discover information you can’t get anywhere else about the intellectual, political, and social conditions at each institution, including: •Insider tips on the best—and worst—departments, courses, and professors •The statistics that colleges don’t want you to know •A unique “traffic light” feature—red, yellow, or green—that reveals the state of intellectual freedom and the extent of political correctness on campus •The truth about day-to-day student life: the social scene, living arrangements, campus safety, clubs, sports, traditions, and much more •A roadmap for getting a real education at any school, whether a huge state university or a tiny liberal arts college •Essential financial information, including the extent of need-based financial aid and the average student-debt load of graduates •The most overpriced colleges—and the good values you don’t know about "Practically every aspect of university life that a potential student would want to investigate can be found within these pages.”—THOMAS E. WOODS JR., Ph.D., bestselling author of Meltdown

Insiders Guide to Birmingham

Author: Todd Keith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762769351
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Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Birmingham Festivals. Architectural gems. Green spaces. Friendly faces. The Magic City. A special kind of place. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

The Insider s Guide to the Colleges

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Now in its 27th year, The Insider's Guide to the Colleges is an intelligent, sometimes irreverent compilation of student-written articles about every aspect of college life, from cafeteria food to academics to the campus social scene. While other guide books offer dry descriptions of college life, The lnsider's Guide to the Colleges gives prospective college applicants the un-hyped, all-encompassing portrait of life on campus from the student's perspective. It features: -- Full coverage of more than 300 schools in all 50 states and Canada, with emphasis on academic programs, faculty, housing and food, extracurriculars, dating and more -- Up-to-date statistics on everything from tuition to male/female ratio -- A helpful "College Finder" which lets students zero in on the right schools for them -- Advice on choosing a college, getting in, and paying for it. -- A lively "FYI" section at the end of each entry that captures the essence of each school and the students who go there.