Colleges That Create Futures

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780804126397
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Education

KICK-START YOUR CAREER WITH THE RIGHT ON-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE! When it comes to getting the most out of college, the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important as what you study. Colleges That Create Futures looks beyond the usual “best of” college lists to highlight 50 schools that empower students to discover practical, real-world applications for their talents and interests. The schools in this book feature distinctive research, internship, and hands-on learning programs—all the info you need to help find a college where you can parlay your passion into a successful post-college career. Inside, You'll Find: • In-depth profiles covering career services, internship support, student group activity, alumni satisfaction, noteworthy facilities and programs, and more • Candid assessments of each school’s academics from students, current faculty, and alumni • Unique hands-on learning opportunities for students across majors • Testimonials on career prep from alumni in business, education, law, and much more *************************** What makes Colleges That Create Futures important? You've seen the headlines—lately the news has been full of horror stories about how the college educational system has failed many recent grads who leave school with huge debt, no job prospects, and no experience in the working world. Colleges That Create Futures identifies schools that don't fall into this trap but instead prepare students for successful careers! How are the colleges selected? Schools are selected based on survey results on career services, grad school matriculation, internship support, student group and government activity, alumni activity and salaries, and noteworthy facilities and programs.

Colleges That Create Futures 2nd Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9781524710309
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Education

CHOOSE A COLLEGE THAT WILL LAUNCH A CAREER! When it comes to getting the most out of college, the experiences you have outside the classroom are just as important as what you study. Colleges That Create Futures looks beyond the usual “best of” college lists to highlight 50 schools that empower students to discover practical, real-world applications for their talents and interests. The schools in this book feature distinctive research, internship, and hands-on learning programs—all the info you need to help find a college where you can parlay your passion into a successful post-college career. Inside, You'll Find: • In-depth profiles covering career services, internship support, student group activity, alumni satisfaction, noteworthy facilities and programs, and more • Candid assessments of each school’s academics from students, current faculty, and alumni • Unique hands-on learning opportunities for students across majors • Testimonials on career prep from alumni in business, education, law, and much more *************************** What makes Colleges That Create Futures important? You've seen the headlines—lately the news has been full of horror stories about how the college educational system has failed many recent grads who leave school with huge debt, no job prospects, and no experience in the working world. Colleges That Create Futures identifies schools that don't fall into this trap but instead prepare students for successful careers! How are the colleges selected? Schools are selected based on survey results on career services, grad school matriculation, internship support, student group and government activity, alumni activity and salaries, and noteworthy facilities and programs.

College Admission 101

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9781524758547
Release Date: 2018-06-12
Genre: Education

This friendly, helpful Q&A book from the editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review presents simple answers to your toughest questions about the college admissions process, figuring out financial aid, and getting into the university of your choice! As The Princeton Review’s chief expert on education, Robert Franek frequently appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX to share his insider expertise on the college admissions process. Each year, he travels to high schools across the country, advising thousands of anxious students and parents on how to turn their college hopes into reality. Now, with College Admission 101, the best of Rob’s wisdom has finally been collected in one place! From standardized tests to financial aid, Rob provides straightforward answers to 60+ of the questions he hears most often, including: · Should I take the ACT or SAT? · When should I start my college research? · How many schools should I apply to? · Will applying Early Decision or Early Action give me a leg up? · Which extracurricular activities do colleges want to see? · How does the financial aid process work? · What’s more important: GPA or test scores?

Colleges that Change Lives

Author: Loren Pope
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143122302
Release Date: 2012
Genre: EDUCATION

Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

The New College Reality

Author: Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440533327
Release Date: 2012-03-18
Genre: Education

College is the doorway to a golden future, right? But if you're not careful, it's also a path to a mountain of debt. Worst-case scenario: You struggle for years to pay for an education that you can't turn into a paying job. But it doesn't have to be that way. In The New College Reality, Dr. Bonnie Snyder tells you how the system works and how to make college pay off. Forget conventional wisdom and let her revolutionary rules show you how to integrate job planning and education with financial responsibility: Make sure your degree relates to existing or emerging jobs Resumes, personal brands, and college contacts lead to jobs Shelter your assets from the financial aid formula Limit your total borrowing to your expected first-year salary Always be ready to create your own job Don't squander money on a useless, self-indulgent degree. Instead, squeeze maximum career value out of every semester of college while scrimping on costs. The result will be a great career that really uses your education.

Colleges That Pay You Back

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780804125895
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: Study Aids

YOU NEED A GREAT RETURN ON YOUR COLLEGE INVESTMENT. College costs more than ever these days. That's why we at The Princeton Review have worked to expand our wildly popular "Best Value Colleges" list into this comprehensive guidebook! Inside, you'll find detailed profiles of the 200 best-value schools and learn what it takes to get into them. Great Education at a Great Price • 200 schools that offer average grants of over $22,600—plus 9 tuition-free schools • Top-value picks based on 40+ data points, including academics, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-grad salary figures Unique Ranking Lists • Lists of the top 20 schools with the Best Alumni Network, Best Career Placement, Top Financial Aid, and more • Unique return-on-education rating for each school, with the Top 50 ranked by rating • Lists of the highest-paying majors and great schools that offer them Valuable Career Information from PayScale.com • Starting and mid-career salary information for graduates of each school • Job satisfaction ratings from college alumni—and whether they would recommend their alma mater With the 2015 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back, you'll get everything you need to find a school with quality academics, reasonable tuition, and great financial aid. Remember: No one knows colleges like The Princeton Review!

Colleges That Pay You Back 2018 Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9781524757830
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Education

DISCOVER COLLEGES THAT OFFER EXCEPTIONAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT! This guide brings you 200 schools that offer a great education--with great career prospects--at a great price! College is a major financial investment, and one that too many students enter into blindly. The Princeton Review erases that uncertainty with this guide to colleges and universities where students get the best return on their tuition investment. These schools offer generous financial aid, excellent academics, and valuable career-building experiences for a successful post-college outcome! Help Finding Colleges That Will Pay You Back. * Our top-value picks--chosen based on 40+ data points, including academics, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-grad salary figures * Profiles of 200 schools that offer fantastic value, with insight into their career services offerings 7 Unique Ranking Lists. * The top 25 schools with the Best Alumni Network, Best Career Placement, Top Financial Aid, and more * The highest-paying majors and great schools that offer them Valuable Career Information from PayScale.com. * Starting and mid-career salary information for graduates of each school * Percentages of alumni who report having meaningful jobs and who majored in science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) fields

The Challenge of Establishing World class Universities

Author: Jamil Salmi
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821378762
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Governments are becoming increasingly aware of the important contribution that high performance universities make to competitiveness and economic growth. This book explores what are the challenges involved in setting up globally competitive universities, also called "elite," or "flagship" universities.

Remaking College

Author: Rebecca Chopp
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421411347
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Genre: Education

"Residential liberal arts colleges maintain a unique place in the landscape of American higher education. These schools are characterized by broad-based curricula, small class size, and interaction between students and faculty. Aimed at developing students' intellectual literacy and critical-thinking skills rather than specific professional preparation, the value proposition made by these colleges has recently come under intense pressure. Remaking College brings together a large and distinguished group of higher education leaders to define the American liberal arts model, to describe the challenges these institutions face, and to propose sustainable solutions.Both economic and strategic environments have developed to threaten these schools. Since 1990, for example, 35 percent of these institutions have transformed into "professional" colleges offering more vocational fields to their curricula while others have closed their doors entirely. Is there a future for these uniquely American institutions like Vassar and Smith, Macalester and Pomona, Middlebury and Swarthmore? Remaking College elucidates the shifting economic and financial models for liberal arts colleges and considers the opportunities afforded by technology, globalism, and intercollegiate cooperative models. Finally, it considers the unique position these schools can play in their communities and in the larger world"--

The Best 382 Colleges 2018 Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9781524710347
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: 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

The Best 384 Colleges 2019 Edition

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9781524758516
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Study Aids

*****As seen on the TODAY SHOW!***** 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 384 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 384 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 138,000 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 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 Plus! Free access to 2 full-length practice tests online (1 SAT and 1 ACT) to help you prep for the important admissions-exams part of your admissions journey.

The Best 300 Professors

Author: Robert Franek
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375427589
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Study Aids

The Princeton Review partners with RateMyProfessors.com to provide profiles of 300 stellar college professors, including quotes about the professors from real students and key information, such as were and what the instructors teach. Original.

The Completion Agenda in Community Colleges

Author: Chris Baldwin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475809497
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Genre: Education

The Completion Agenda in Community Colleges is intended to improve understanding about the complex issues surrounding the national college completion agenda by highlighting the origins of this agenda and the dilemmas and opportunities it creates for community colleges.

Creating Significant Learning Experiences

Author: L. Dee Fink
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118416327
Release Date: 2013-07-31
Genre: Education

"Dee Fink challenges our conventional assumptions and practices and offers an insightful approach to expanding our learning goals, making higher education more meaningful. This is a gem of a book that every college teacher should read." —Ken Bain, author, What the Best College Students Do Since the original publication of L. Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences, higher education has continued to move in two opposite directions: more institutions encourage faculty to focus on research, obtaining grants, and publishing, while accreditation agencies, policy-makers, and students themselves emphasize the need for greater attention to the quality of teaching and learning. Now the author has updated his bestselling classic, providing busy faculty with invaluable conceptual and procedural tools for instructional design. Step by step, Fink shows how to use a taxonomy of significant learning and systematically combine the best research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with a teaching strategy in a way that results in powerful learning experiences. This edition addresses new research on how people learn, active learning, and student engagement; includes illustrative examples from online teaching; and reports on the effectiveness of Fink's time-tested model. Fink also explores recent changes in higher education nationally and internationally and offers more proven strategies for dealing with student resistance to innovative teaching. Tapping into the knowledge, tools, and strategies in Creating Significant Learning Experiences empowers educators to creatively design courses that will result in significant learning for their students. "As thought-provoking and inspiring today as it was when it was first published, it is a 'must' for anyone serious about creating courses that challenge students to learn deeply." —Elizabeth F. Barkley, author, Student Engagement Techniques

The College Question

Author: Alex Bitterman, PhD
Publisher: Balanne & Co. Press
ISBN: 9781492119982
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Genre: Education

College is not the answer for every high school student. College costs more this year than ever before. A college degree no longer guarantees a successful career. The rising cost of higher education is leading American colleges and universities to an uncertain future. Led by unprecedented crises in cost and demand, along with rapidly changing technology, the coming upheaval will change American colleges and universities and will shape the future lives and careers of Millennial generation students. Surveying generational, economic, and educational trends, The College Question surveys the current state of higher education in America and questions the feasibility and relevance of a college education for Millennial students. Written by a university professor with over a decade of personal experience teaching college students, The College Question gives answers to important questions that parents and students want to know. Controversial, thoroughly researched, and informative, The College Question teaches parents and students to survey the American college landscape, avoid common mistakes, and find the best answer to The College Question for every college student. Know your future. Plan your options.