B Grades A College Application

Author: Joie Jager-Hyman
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607743422
Release Date: 2013-07-23
Genre: Study Aids

This alternative college guide from a former Dartmouth assistant admissions director-turned-consultant gives non-straight-A students advice on the many options available to them and tips on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish. Less-than-perfect grades? No problem! Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to have a 4.0 GPA or a perfect jump shot to get into a good college. This insider’s guide reveals easy tweaks that will pay off big-time in showing admissions officers that you as a whole—not just your SAT scores—are a perfect fit for their incoming class. With stellar advice on getting into schools that will allow you to thrive, this handbook reveals how to: Find great colleges that are a good match for your strengths (and will overlook less-relevant weaknesses) Painlessly beef up your application Tailor extracurriculars to showcase your uniqueness Make sure your recommendation letters emphasize the right qualities Write original essays that reveal traits beyond your transcript Make an impression on admissions officers and college interviewers Create an early-admissions strategy to increase your likelihood of acceptance Help your chances if you’re deferred Get into brand-name schools through the side door Communicate about learning disabilities or special circumstances Get scholarship money based on attributes other than grades Customize your financial aid strategy BONUS: Includes an appendix of 130+ selective colleges to consider!

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College

Author: Pria Chatterjee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781941393734
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Study Aids

A top college admissions insider exposes the never-before revealed secrets to getting into one of America’s elite colleges. Your child is smart. Your child is on the honor roll. Your child aced the SAT. But is it enough to get into a top-tier college? In the Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College, educational consultant Pria Chatterjee simplifies the complicated process of college admissions, providing parents and students with the tools needed to secure a spot at one of America’s most competitive colleges. In the spirit of Kitchen Confidential, Chatterjee gives readers an exclusive look inside the college admissions office—and the mind of a college admissions officer—and exposes just what elite schools look for in a potential student. Through a series of real-world case studies and with a store of deep insider knowledge, Chatterjee will help you navigate the thicket of college admissions and show parents and students what skills and attributes to stress (and what to downplay) when applying to your dream school. • 100% SUCCESS RATE: This is the bullet proof guide to getting into a top college from a consultant with a 100 percent success rate getting her clients into one of America’s best universities. • INSIDER KNOWLEDGE: Last year 35,000 students applied to Harvard. Only 6 percent were accepted. Chatterjee, a Harvard alum who interviews potential Harvard students as a member of the university’s schools committee, explains that you too can be a member of that elite group. But you must stress the right qualifications.

The College Buzz Book

Author: Carolyn C. Wise
Publisher: Vault Inc.
ISBN: 9781581314373
Release Date: 2007-03-26
Genre: Study Aids

A guide to the nation's colleges publishes extensive surveys--all written by current or past students--from over three hundred educational institutions, covering admission, academics, quality of life, social life, and employment prospects.

The College Buzz Book

Author: Vault Editors
Publisher: Vault Inc.
ISBN: 158131437X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Universities and colleges

A guide to the nation's colleges publishes extensive surveys--all written by current or past students--from over three hundred educational institutions, covering admission, academics, quality of life, social life, and employment prospects.

Peterson s Competitive Colleges 2008

Author: Peterson's (Firm)
Publisher: Petersons
ISBN: 0768923972
Release Date: 2007-07-27
Genre: Study Aids

Peterson's Competitive Collegesis a selective college guide of 440 chosen colleges and universities with entering-class statistics indicating they routinely attract and admit an above-average share of the nation's high-achieving students. Each institution has a full-page statistical profile. Sponsors are given the opportunity to have a 100-word announcement on the subject of their choice appear with their profile.

Barron s Top 50

Author: Tom Fischgrund
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: STANFORD:36105008570280
Release Date: 1993-07-01
Genre: Education

Detailed descriptions of America's 50 best colleges are selected by their acceptance rate, enrollment rates, and SAT scores. Each chapter is written by a recent graduate, who provides an insider's view. This new second edition has been completely updated to reflect current conditions at each school.

The World Almanac And Book of Facts 2004

Author: Ken Park
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 0886879183
Release Date: 2003-12-05
Genre: Reference

Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

The Business School Buzz Book

Author: Stephanie Hauser
Publisher: Vault Reports Incorporated
ISBN: 1581315112
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

In this updated annual guide, Vault publishes the entire surveys of current students and alumni at more than 100 top business schools. Each 4- to 5-page entry is composed almost entirely of insider comments from students and alumni. Each school profile features surveys of about 10 students or alumni. Through these narratives Vault provides applicants with detailed and balanced perspectives. Crucially, it provides insider information on admissions and employment prospects, which is lacking in other business school guides.

New York

ISBN: NWU:35556032886442
Release Date: 2001-04-09
Genre: New York (N.Y.)

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2001

Author: Edward B. Fiske
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0812931726
Release Date: 2000-08-01
Genre: Education

Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on three hundred of the country's most prominent colleges.