Colleges That Change Lives

40 Schools You Should Know about Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student

By Loren Pope
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140296167, 320pp.)

Publication Date: July 1, 2000

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In this revised and expanded guide, College Placement Bureau Director Loren Pope profiles forty colleges that excel at developing potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. This new edition includes a revised group of colleges and for the first time addresses the issues of home schooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education. Pope encourages students to be hard-nosed consumers when visiting colleges, and shows how the college experience can enrich every young person's life, whether they are "A", "B", or "C" students.

Included in the profiles are:
-- Evaluations of each school's program and "personality"
-- Interviews with undergraduates, professors, and deans
-- Information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience.

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

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