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Books

There are hundreds of books on planning for college. The following are a few that we think are particularly helpful.

Fiske Guide to Colleges

Fiske Guide to Colleges

By: Edward B. Fiske
A general college guide book. It provides current information concerning academic, social and extracurricular aspects of more then 300 colleges and universities. There is also a Best Buy section highlighting 45 public and private schools.

The College Handbook

The College Handbook

By: The Collegeboard
A general college guide book listing over 2,100 4-year colleges and universities and 1,700 2-year community colleges and technical schools.

Insiders Guide to Colleges

Insiders Guide to Colleges

By: The Staff of the Yale Daily News
This book is a comprehensive college reference written and researched by students for students. It is an attempt to get the "inside scoop" on a multitude of topics from professors and campus life to dorms and student activities.

The College Finder: Choosing the School Thatís Right for You

The College Finder: Choosing the School Thatís Right for You

By: Steven R. Antonoff
This book has its roots in lists of colleges compiled after years of research. The lists consist of colleges based on many categories including majors offered, academic standing, athletics, greek life, learning environment, cost and much more.

Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives

By: Loren Pope
The 40 schools highlighted in this book have a proven track record to develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. It is an excellent resource for all ranges of academic ability from A+ students to C students.

Looking Beyond the Ivy League

Looking Beyond the Ivy League

By: Loren Pope
This book provides the assurance to students and parents that there are plenty of good colleges that will provide an excellent start to a successful life even if they are not Ivy League.

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You

By: Steven R. Antonoff and Marie A. Friedemann
This book contains easy-to-use worksheets and loads of practical advice for the entire college admission process. There is invaluable information to help find the best school.

 Letting Go: A Parentís Guide to Todayís College Experience

Letting Go: A Parentís Guide to Todayís College Experience

By: Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
A parents' guide to understanding the college years. "The information is relevant, current, practical and easy to understand", says the Vice President for Student Affairs from the University of Miami.

Success Without College

Success Without College

By: Linda Lee
A knowledgeable informational book for parents of students who may not be suited for college (or at least not right after college).