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Recommended Reading

  • College Admission: from Application to Acceptance (Mamlet & Valdevelde)
  • Colleges That Change Lives (Pope)
  • College Unranked (Thacker)
  • The College Solution (O’Shaughnessy)
  • Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be (Bruni)
  • The Hidden Ivies (Greene & Greene)
  • The Public Ivies (Greene & Greene)

Also, explore the following:



Alternatives to Rankings

  • National Survey of Student Engagement - Information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.
  • What Will They Learn - “Exploring the state of general education, those courses designed to give college students a firm grounding in the areas of knowledge they will use for a lifetime.”
  • The Alumni Factor - “What kind of person comes out of that college and what kind of success in life they can expect going forward.”
  • The Outcomes Survey - “Provides rich insights on how recent grads fare immediately after commencement and at three, six and 12 months after finishing their studies at specific schools.”