Books on Higher Education in US – Online Guides to Colleges


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Vocational Education Collection

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U.S. Higher Education Collection

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Universities & Colleges Collection

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“Howard University Semi-centennial and Negro Education”

School and Society Vol. 5, pages 377-8, Mar 31, 1917

Howard University Semi-centennial and Negro Education Book Cover

Aery, William Anthony
New York        Dewey Dec.    378

Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age

Getting In, The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid Book Cover

Cohen, Steve et al.
Wiley 2011        Dewey Dec.    378.3

Discusses the admissions procedures at American colleges, offers advice on the choice of a university, and explains how to apply for admission to a college.

Book of Majors 2011

Book of Majors, 2011 Book Cover

College Entrance Examination Board
College Board 2010        Dewey Dec.    378

Provides information on over nine hundred college majors, including related fields, prior high school subjects, possible courses of study, and career options and trends for graduates.

Getting Financial Aid, 2011

Getting Financial Aid, 2011 Book Cover

College Entrance Examination Board
College Board 2010        Dewey Dec.    378.3

This guide covers over 3,000 two- and four-year institutions. Provides information on what each college really costs, describes aid packages and includes tips on application procedures.

College Handbook 2011

College Handbook, 2011 Book Cover

College Entrance Examination Board
Holt 2010        Dewey Dec.    378

Presents information on enrollment, fields of study, admission requirements, expenses, and student activities at two- and four-year colleges.

Barron’s A.C.T.

Barron's A.C.T. Book Cover

Ehrenhaft, George et al.
Barron’s 2010        Dewey Dec.    378.1

Covers the four subject areas of ACT (college entrance) exams and contains preparation chapters, subject reviews, and sample exams with answers.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011

Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2011 Book Cover

Fiske, Edward B.
Sourcebooks 2010        Dewey Dec.    378

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

Barron’s S.A.T.

Barron's S.A.T. Book Cover

Green, Sharon W. and Wolf, Ira K.
Barron’s 2012        Dewey Dec.    378.1

Test preparation for the SAT college entrance exams.
Contents: Let’s look at the SAT — Pinpoint your trouble spots. A diagnostic test — Tactics and practice : critical reading. The sentence completion question ; The passage-based reading question ; Build your vocabulary — Writing skills. Grammar, plain and fanciful ; Common problems in grammar and usage ; The writing skills questions ; Writing a 25-minute essay — Mathematics. Introduction to the math sections ; Math strategies and tactics ; Reviewing mathematics — Test yourself. Five model SAT tests.

Higher Education?: How Colleges are Wasting our Money and Failing our Kids, and What We Can Do about It

Higher Education, How Colleges are Wasting our Money Book Cover

Hacker, Andrew and Dreifus, Claudia
Time 2010        Dewey Dec.    378

“Hacker and Dreifus draw up a powerful, if rambling indictment of academic careerism. The authors are not shy about making biting judgments along the way … They conclude with capsule summaries of schools they like; schools that offer superior undergraduate educations at relatively low cost.” -Wall St. J.

The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder

Guide to Colleges, for Students with Learning Disabilities, or Attention Deficit Disorder Book Cover

Kravets, Marybeth and Wax, Imy F.
Random House 2003        Dewey Dec.    378

“This book includes: -Advice from specialists in the field of learning disabilities -Learning-disabled programs’ admission requirements and graduation policies -Services available to learning disabled students at each college: tutors, note-takers, oral exams, extended test time, and more -Policies and procedures regarding course waivers or substitutions -Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of program administrators at each school -Strategies for finding the right program for each student’s needs. In addition to the 338 schools profiled, a Quick Contact Reference List provides essential program information for another 1,000 schools”. -Publisher

Peterson’s Four-year Colleges, 2011

Peterson's Four-Year Colleges Book Cover

Peterson’s Co.
Peterson’s 2006        Dewey Dec.    378

Guide for financial aid, student life, and athletic programs info on more than 2,500 four-year colleges

Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power

Subversives, The FBI's War on Student Radicals Book Cover

Rosenfeld, Seth
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012        Dewey Dec.    378.1

This book “traces the FBI’s secret involvement with three iconic figures at Berkeley during the 1960s; the ambitious neophyte politician Ronald Reagan, the fierce but fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal university president Clark Kerr. Through these converging narratives, the award-winning investigative reporter Seth Rosenfeld tells … of FBI surveillance, illegal break-ins, infiltration, planted news stories, poison-pen letters, and secret detention lists.” -Publisher

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

The Gatekeepers, Inside the Admissions Process of a University Book Cover

Steinberg, Jacques
Penguin 2003        Dewey Dec.    378.1

NY Times education reporter was given “unparalleled access to an entire admissions season at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. … He discovered just how difficult it could be to winnow down a list of nearly 7,000 applicants to 700 freshmen. -Publisher

Admissions Confidential: An Insider’s Account of the Elite College Selection Process

Admissions Confidential, An Insider's Account of the Elite College Selection Process Book Cover

Toor, Rachel
St. Martin’s 2001        Dewey Dec.    378.1

The author was an admissions officer at Duke University. “Toor tells all – and it’s not necessarily a pretty picture. It’s a funny, often irreverent overview of her work. -Booklist

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