Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

by Loren Pope

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Overview

Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on Loren Pope's expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 colleges—all of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs. Contents include:
  • Evaluations of each school's program and "personality"

  • Candid assessments by students, professors, and deans

  • Information on the progress of graduates

This new edition not only revisits schools listed in previous volumes to give readers a comprehensive assessment, it also addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning
disabilities, and single-sex education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101221341
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 428,625
File size: 465 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Loren Pope was education editor of the New York Times in the 1950s. In 1965 he opened the College Placement Bureau in Washington, D.C., to help families of college--bound students make informed choices. He is the author of Looking Beyond the Ivy League and has written numerous articles about the college application proc

Table of Contents

Getting Beyond the Hype (or Why you Can Relax and Enjoy your College Search) 1

Required Reading: College Myth Busters 11

Taking Your Learning Disability to College (and Why you're Going to Love It!) 17

Northeast

Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania 25

Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts 33

Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 41

Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont 49

Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania 56

Mid-Atlantic

Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia 63

Goucher College, Towson, Maryland 71

Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia 79

McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland 86

South

Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia 93

Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama 101

Centre College, Danville, Kentucky 109

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida 117

Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina 125

Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas 131

Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi 139

New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida 146

Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee 154

Midwest

Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin 163

Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa 172

Denison University, Granville, Ohio 180

Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana 187

Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan 195

Hope College, Holland, Michigan 202

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan 210

Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois 218

Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin 225

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio 233

St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota 240

Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana 247

Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois 255

College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio 263

Southwest

Austin College, Sherman, Texas 271

St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Annapolis, Maryland 279

Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas 286

West

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington 293

Reed College, Portland, Oregon 300

St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, California 308

Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington 315

Willamette University, Salem, Oregon 323

Colleges' Contact Information 331

Index of Colleges 339

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Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Tim Conde More than 1 year ago
As a part time college counselor, I can say that this is a great book. There are thousands of great colleges in the US, but sadly everyone only talks about 20 of them. If you are sending a kid to a college to have bragging rights, don't bother with this book. But if you want your kid to have a great education, get this and read it. I read it in one night. I couldn't put it down. In this book, you learn which colleges really teach. How they can take a B student and make them a huge success in life. As a parent, you owe it to yourself to read this. We toured some of the 40. The kids there LOVED them. Universally, the kids loved the small classes, professors who really cared and the great experience. And, yes, my kid will be starting at one of the 40 in a few months. We could not be happier. She could not be happier. I encourage everyone interested in giving their kid a great educatiomn to read this. It will open your eyes to some great colleges.
jacketscoversread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book takes a realistic look at about 40 colleges which are outside the mainstream but which are fairing better than the ivy league and super well known schools in terms of the success of their students in the real world.I would recommend this book to any one who is embarking on college visits and searches.It opened my eyes to small colleges out there and I¿ve found two more, Clark and Hampshire, that I really want to visit.
Awfki on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I might agree that the "Ivies" are over-rated but this book just gushes on and on about how wonderful these 40 schools are. All of them are perfect and idyllic and everyone who ever went to any of them is a wonderful success and had a wonderful time at the school. Somehow, I have to think the real world is a little less rosy than the picture this book paints. If you read one of the school descriptions you've pretty much covered them all as only the names and the adjectives for "wonderful" and "idyllic" change. Basically, it reads as though these 40 schools got together and decided to save money by publishing one sales brochure that includes all of them.Check this one out from the library, read the first couple of chapters, skim through the descriptions for a few schools and write down the school names from the table of contents. Now get online and see if you can actually learn something about the school aside from the "fact" that it's idyllic and wonderful.PS. I'm not knocking the schools, just the book. A little less sales and a little more info would have been nice.
jcwords on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every bright student should read this. There's so much more to college than technical training, and Pope's book offers a glimpse of what is possible. I wish I'd had this when I was in high school!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this and the companion book Colleges that Change lives. I helped me identify important criteria for choosing a college.
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