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What makes The Best 377 Colleges the most popular college guide? DIRECT QUOTES FROM STUDENTS that give insight into each school's unique character, classes, financial aid, social scenes, and more. Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best 377 Colleges provides the facts and information needed to make a smart decision about which of the country's best schools to consider.

It's also useful for those college essays that want you to explain why you want to go to their college.

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What makes The Best 377 Colleges the most popular college guide?*DIRECT QUOTES FROM STUDENTS that give insight into each school's unique character, classes, financial aid, social scenes, and more*ONE-OF-A-KIND RANKING LISTS that reveal the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on how students rated their school's dorms, professors, food, athletic facilities, and financial aid*DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION that gives tuition, application criteria, deadlines, student to faculty ratios, graduation rates, and the most popular majors*BONUS FEATURES like the "150 Best Value Colleges List," plus unique ratings with all 377 schools scored on Financial Aid, Quality of Life, Fire Safety, Green Ratings, and more!Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best 377 Colleges provides the facts and information needed to make a smart decision about which of the country's best schools to consider.What the media is saying about The Best 377 Colleges from The Princeton Review: “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.”–The New York Times“The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone“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

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sergant
Selecting a college is an important decision that can change someone's life. And, it is an EXPENSIVE decision, with four years at a top private college costing $250,000. There are many college guides available and Princeton Review's "Best Colleges 2014" is one of the better choices. NOTE: The 2015 edition will be released in July 2014 with minor updates.

Tanabe's "Ultimate College Guide 2014" is a better book profiling 300 leading American colleges. Loren Pope's "Beyond The Ivy League" focuses on the self-evaluation process that is crucial in selecting the college that is best for a given student. The College Board website has free profiles of every American college.

Princeton Review looks at less than 400 colleges and universities, with many good colleges omitted. Princeton Review, as with other college guides, focuses heavily on "old and established" East Coast colleges, and provides a good selection of California colleges, but it omits many good colleges in the South, Mid-West and the Mountain West.

Because each of the "major" guides to colleges omits many good schools, and because each provides some information that the other guides may omit, it is necessary to buy two or three college guides.

What if you want just ONE guide? I might chose Tanabe's "Ultimate Guide". An example of Tanabe's willingness to report ALL the facts is in its Vanderbilt profile. First Tanabe describes the Vanderbilt that is beloved in the Old South: "students are notorious for their preppy style and conservative views...dominated by the wealthy, Caucasian, Greek scene..." Attempts at diversity have resulted in claims of "further segregation among students."

Princeton Review watered down its description of the racist culture at Vanderbilt by merely stating that now "there is much more diversity..." Students selecting a college need ALL the facts, and Tanabe does not back down from even unpleasant facts...Princeton Review views colleges through rose colored lenses.

College websites provide the most accurate information on costs, financial aid, and deadlines. The free College Board website provides a detailed profile on first year students at each American college to see which colleges are a good match.
Keth
I wasn't terribly impressed with this book, and if I had been able to 'look inside' I wouldn't have purchased it. This sort of information is best obtained online - for free.

The first few pages have list after list after list, e.g. "Most weed smoked" and "Happiest campiest" (which, coincidentally, overlapped quite a bit). The problem is that they are hard copy, so you have to manually scan page after page to find the schools in which you're interested. How nice it would have been to have those results listed on the school's individual pages!

In the middle section, each college has a two-page layout, with stastistics and factoids on the edge columns. Since most statistics are outdated as they go to press, I much prefer to go to the college's website, or scour the Common Data Set for the information I need.

Some of the paragraphs in the center are boiler plate, such as the 'how to get accepted' paragaph: 'Get good grades; have strong extra-curriculars, and score well on the tests' (Thank you, Captain Obvious!) which reads the same for all schools. And there is a section on the bottom which is taken verbatim from the college website.

The comments from the students begin to look very much alike, and again, you can get more recent information from such online sites as Niche, StudentReview, CollegeConfidential, and Unigo (caveat: unigo comments are not dated).

I think the time has long past for books like these, when better information is available online.
Enditaling
We are just starting the college search for our daughter and we would truly be lost without this book. Even though we purchased the 2014 book, it has all the important information we need presented in an easy to read format. It is well organized and provides a quick snapshot of the top schools with information we did not even realize was important to know until we read about it. We know this will be an important resource as we continue our search.
Zamo
So happy I got this book. It's proven invaluable in my child's college searches, and it's the book I rely on the most. Our college visits have shown much of the info in the book to be accurate. I like how the important college details are prominently featured in shaded areas in the margins of each page, so it's easy to determine right away if the college fits your child's search criteria. (Of course, nothing can substitute for a personal college visit!)
Bludworm
Got this when my daughter was looking at colleges a dozen years or more ago. It was very readable, and of manageable size.
This year we got it for a granddaughter, hoping it will inspire her to expand her horizons. My daughter ended up applying to 10 or more of those colleges, and got into an excellent one that changed her life for the better forever.
Tantil
Great college reviews. My son did not use it at all since he had his mind made up on where he was going and I probably puchased this book too late for him.

But I loaned it to a friend's daughter and she absolutely loves it. she went on college tours and said the information is accurate. So, parents, if you are going to buy it, buy earlier - say in junior year.
Silvermaster
compared to 2013, not much updating but it is a pretty good reference source to understand admissions, deadlines and demographics. The campus life section is somewhat biased upon those they interviewed and should not be taken as a consensus for the whole school. Useful as a good starting point in your search.
We used a previous version (4 years ago) when our first child started looking for colleges and it was a big help. We're starting the process again now with our 16 year old twins. Great info for both parents and children, accurate descriptions. Arrived in perfect condition and very timely on shipping. Would recommend this book if you really aren't sure about colleges and need direction.
The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition (College Admissions Guides) download epub
College & High School
Author: Princeton Review
ISBN: 0307944875
Category: Test Preparation
Subcategory: College & High School
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton Review; 1 edition (August 21, 2012)
Pages: 864 pages