The Definitive Guide to America's Top 100 Schools Written by the Real Experts - the Students who Attend Them
Author: Jordan Goldman,Colleen Buyers
A guide to one hundred of America's top schools features descriptions written by attending undergrads from various walks of life, along with vital statistics and requirements for each school and information on the student body, academics, social life, and
The Definitive UK Guide to the Universities in the USA
Author: Harriet Plyler
Publisher: Galore Park Publishing
With UK fees skyrocketing, Uni in the USA is a must-read for anyone thinking about studying in the United States. Written by funny, sharp-eyed editors and British students who have been through the US university system, this book contains detailed reviews and information on over 50 universities in the United States as well as the inside track on getting in, fellow students and life on and off campus. The guide also features guidance on selecting the right institution, the application process and life in America, so students are fully prepared for life across the pond. Uni in the USA is the essential resource for parents and students who are considering studying in the US. Uni in the USA Key Features: - A must-read for anyone thinking of studying abroad in the United States. - Features in-depth, unbiased reviews on over 50 universities in the US, providing a valuable source of information and advice. - Contains guidance on selecting the right institution and the application process so students are fully prepared for life in the United States.
The UK Guide to US Universities
Author: Alice Fishburn,Anthony Nemecek
Publisher: Lucas Publications Ltd
Now that UK students are being asked to pay large sums for a university education whose quality has been compromised by decades of underfunding, more and more of them are looking to the USA. Enquiries to the US Educational Advisory Service are up seven-fold over the last two years, to over one million per annum. If you are having to pay, students reason, why not buy the best? In November 2004 the Top 200 World University Rankings in The Times Higher Educational Supplement listed seven American universities amongst the top ten. (Oxford and Cambridge being two of the other three). If you look down the rankings as far as Newcastle - well regarded in the UK - you have passed another 47 American universities on the way. of teaching and facilities is there to match it. Many US universities are willing to offer substantial financial support to British students. A first rate education abroad is becoming an ever more achievable option, whatever your background and the state of your finances. respected Good Schools Guide, and employs their familiar, highly readable style. It combines the personal experience and eloquence of Alice Fishburn, a British student in her final year at Harvard, with Anthony Nemecek's many years of experience as Director of the US Educational Advisory Service in the UK. Stephen Baldock, who until a few months ago was High Master of St Paul's School London, adds his views, and cartoonist Tim Sanders illustrates the book.
Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek
Publisher: Princeton Review
Category: Study Aids
NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it! What Makes THE BEST 382 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 382 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 137,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more · Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of Life · Bonus list of the 200 "best-value" schools featured in Colleges That Pay You Back DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION · The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness · Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each school What the media is saying about The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guide: “The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.” –The New York Times “A great book.... It’s a bargain.” –CNN “Our favorite college guidebook.” –Seventeen “Provides the kind of feedback students would get from other students in a campus visit.” –USA Today
Author: Rao, Renuka Raja
Publisher: Pearson Education India
Study in America: The Definitive Guide for Aspiring Students is a comprehensive handbook that addresses the specific needs of students aspiring to go to the USA for higher studies. It provides step-by-step advice on the application process, the tests required, choosing universities, writing application essays, obtaining financial aid and the all-important process of obtaining a U.S. visa. Unique vocabulary used in U.S. campuses, anecdotes, and real-life examples have also been discussed.
Author: Jennifer Ann Aquino
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Expert guidance for international families and students applying for admission to US universities Written by an experienced international educator and counselor, The International Family Guide to US University Admissions is an indispensable resource for the vast and increasing number of students applying for places at US Universities each year. Beginning with an introduction that explains to both students and parents how the book works and why, it offers milestones that must be completed during said application time period, a tried-and-true handbook that corresponds with each chapter, pop-outs that provide expert insight and resources that you should utilize throughout the process. Every year, hundreds of thousands of international students and their families must go through the painstaking, complicated, confusing and culturally baffling process that is US university admissions. Until now, there has been no single resource for readers to turn to for holistic, accurate and up-to-date advice on the subject. Following the timeline of the US university admissions cycle, the book guides the parents and the student through the entire process in order to ensure that they are pacing themselves appropriately – from preparation to submission and through to applying for student visas. It serves as an advisor throughout the process, providing insightful advice by parents and students that are relevant to specific milestones. With the help of this book, you'll discover how to make sense of the US admissions system – from start to finish. Understand the application and evaluation process in depth in order to be an informed and successful applicant Make your schooling selection from over 3,000 US universities by understanding what would make a good fit for the student Learn what is expected of you in writing essays, why it is important, and how to create beautiful, genuine writing pieces reflective of your outlook in life Enjoy case studies and words of advice from the author's former students and their families Understand the difference between the SAT and ACT exams Whether you're an international student living outside of the US or an ex-pat living abroad, you'll find answers to all of your questions – all in one place.
The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect School, Getting Financial Aid, and Acing the Admissions Process
Author: Pallas Snider
Are you thinking about studying in the United States? This book is your ultimate guide to finding your dream college. Whether you've dreamed of studying literature on a grassy quad, learning economics in the heart of a bustling city, or earning your engineering degree on a sunny beach, this book will help you find exactly what you are looking for. This is the only guide made specifically for international students wishing to pursue their undergraduate studies in the United States. Inside you'll find: -A step-by-step guide to building your personalized college list -176 profiles of America's top colleges and universities -A breakdown of colleges by type, culture, selectivity, and more -Quizzes to help you figure out your college preferences -A guide to different parts of the United States -Expert admissions advice on writing a standout application to the nation's most elite colleges -Tips on how to secure financial aid as a non-US citizen If you are considering school in the United States, The International Student's Guide to American Colleges should be your first stop. By the time you finish, you'll be ready to conquer your college search head on!
Author: Richard Montauk,Krista Klein
Category: Study Aids
The ultimate guide for getting into the country's most elite colleges- with insider tips straight from admissions directors. Now fully revised, How to Get into the Top Colleges is the definitive resource for students determined to stand out in the crowd of applicants and join the ranks at the country's most prestigious schools. This book is an in-depth and targeted resource, which shows students just what it takes to make the grade at the nation's leading private and public colleges by taking them step by step through the entire application process. Includes exclusive, invaluable, and revealing interviews with the country's leading admissions directors.
Author: easyuni sdn bhd
Publisher: easyuni Sdn Bhd
Category: Business & Economics
Every issue of easyuni is organised in such a way that crucial information is succinctly delivered to you. We are also constantly exploring new mediums to maximise the reach of information to you. That’s the main reason easyuni magazine was started; we found that many readers would beneﬁ t from this information in this form. We believe this is only logical as we’ve received an overwhelming response from our readers for the past two issues which has motivated us to bring you even more quality content in subsequent issues. Among the many improvements on easyuni.com is the revamped course recommendation tool – a step closer towards our vision of enhancing students’ capacity to make the right decisions about their tertiary education. The new course recommender is aimed at students who are not very certain about what to study, and our intelligent system recommends courses based on the personality and interests of an individual. As for the magazine: we have also listed some of the top universities in Asia that offer the courses covered in this issue along with numerous ways to apply for them. We have what we believe is the best tertiary education advice to help you make better decisions about your future. Every bit of information is helpful in guiding you to reach your higher education goals. We enjoyed getting this magazine out to you, and we believe you’ll enjoy reading every page.
Author: Genevieve Chandler
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Get into the nursing school of your choice and succeed once you get there! If getting into the right nursing school-and making your mark-is your goal, following the strategies in The Ultimate Guide to Getting into Nursing School will definitely put you ahead of the pack. This fun, information-packed guide covers all the essentials of the nursing school experience, from picking the right school to what to expect and how to rise to the head of the class once you are accepted into a program. Features: Insider advice and anecdotes from professors, nurses, and students who tell you what it's really like to go through the application process and succeed in nursing school Sure-fire steps for turning a nursing application into a winning application Self-assessment chapter that helps you determine whether nursing is right for you A detailed overview of the application process Everything you need to know to do well in school, including exam preparation, papers, and presentations, and the basic clinical information with which you'll need to be familiar Advice from students, nurses, and professors on how to smoothly adjust to the culture and expectations of being a nurse Chapter on post-nursing-school options, including acquiring an advanced degree, obtaining certification, and becoming a manager
A Fully Comprehensive Directory
Author: Gabbitas Educational Consultants
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Few decisions are harder to make for a parent than finding a suitable school for their child. The Independent Schools Guide, now in its twelth edition, provides the detailed information parents need to make a fully informed choice. It includes extensive indices for over 2,000 schools, classified by county, religious affiliation, sex, provision for dyslexia plus details of specialist schools. There is also useful advice on school fee planning, plus details of scholarships, bursaries and other awards. This up-to-date guide provides thorough information on the levels of awards including GCSEs, A Levels, Scottish examinations, GNVQs and the International Baccalaureate. There is also guidance for overseas parents, including advice on language support and guardianship for children attending boarding school in the United Kingdom. Complete with a parent's guide to the sixth form and beyond, covering university entry and careers, and a directory of useful addresses and associations, this is invaluable reading for any parent seeking educational advice.
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Author: Daniel James Brown
Category: Sports & Recreation
The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Catherine Harris
Publisher: Crimson Publishing
Category: College choice
This brand new publication from Trotman is set to become the definitive university ranking guide as it pulls together all of the different ranking tables into one comprehensive resource.
Author: Ken Bain
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.
Author: Howard Zinn
This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.
Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere
Author: Kevin Carey
From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world—for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends—the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology—are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country.
Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life
Author: Anthony T. Kronman
Publisher: Yale University Press
This book describes the ever-escalating dangers to which Jewish refugees and recent immigrants were subjected in France and Italy as the Holocaust marched forward. Susan Zuccotti uncovers a gruelling yet complex history of suffering and resilience through historical documents and personal testimonies from members of nine central and eastern European Jewish families, displaced to France in the opening years of the Second World War. The chronicle of their lives reveals clearly that these Jewish families experienced persecution of far greater intensity than citizen Jews or longtime resident immigrants. The odyssey of the nine families took them from hostile Vichy France to the Alpine village of Saint-Martin-Vesubie and on to Italy, where German soldiers rather than hoped-for Allied troops awaited. Those who crossed over to Italy were either deported to Auschwitz or forced to scatter in desperate flight. Zuccotti brings to light the agonies of the refugees' unstable lives, the evolution of French policies toward Jews, the reasons behind the flight from the relative idyll of Saint-Martin-Vesubie, and the choices that confronted those who arrived in Italy. Powerful archival evidence frames this history, while firsthand reports underscore the human cost of the nightmarish years of persecution.
Author: Steve N. G. Howell,Sophie Webb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Field guide covering the 1070 bird species found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and western Nicaragua.