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Looking beyond the Ivy League : finding the college that's right for you

Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New rev. ed., 2nd rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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A guide to selecting a college or university examines myths about institutions of higher learning, teaches students how to select a school that fits their needs, and offers advice on the application process and preparing for college.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Loren Pope
ISBN: 9780143112822 0143112821
OCLC Number: 123137011
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 267 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Twenty-one myths that can jinx your college choice --
2. Looking beyond the Ivy League : where the buyer's market is --
3. Why small is best --
4. Is the teaching better in the good small colLege? --
5. H is for Harvard and Hypocrisy : I is for "Ivy League education" --
6. Poison Ivy --
7. The good college experience : growth --
8. Select, don't settle --
9. There are new ground rules on what college can do --
10. What are you going for, really? --
11. Sample and test the merchandise --
12. Judging yourself as an applicant --
13. Should parents let their child take a year off? --
14. A good application = open sesame --
15. The interview? Relax --
16. Some truths about financial aid --
17. If you've made a mistake, you can save yourself --
18. Should you hire a private counselor? --
19. A few favorites --
Afterword (read it!).
Responsibility: Loren Pope.
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A guide to selecting a college or university examines myths about institutions of higher learning, teaches students how to select a school that fits their needs, and offers advice on the application process and preparing for college.

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