Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 Author Edward Fiske
ISBN-10 1402260687
Release 2017-07-01
Pages 880
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The #1 bestselling college guide, from the most trusted expert Every college and university has a story - and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. Counselors everywhere agree, the Fiske Guide to Colleges is the best way to get to know the unique personalities of schools without visiting campus.Featuring Fiske's trademark descriptions, exclusive ratings, up-to-date tips from current students, and tools for broadening and narrowing your list, the Fiske Guide is the #1 source for discovering more than 320 of the best colleges and universities - and finding the right one for you.



Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College

Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College Author Edward B Fiske
ISBN-10 9781402257506
Release 2010-08-01
Pages 368
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GET ACCEPTED TO THE COLLEGE THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU Everyone has their own idea of the perfect college, and the best place for you to spend your college years may not be the most academically prestigious or have the best sports teams. Going well beyond just college rankings, the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College is the help you need to get started that's been trusted by hundreds of thousands of students, parents, and guidance counselors. SIMPLIFY AND TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF COLLEGE SEARCH --Choose the right type of schools for you, including considering the strongest majors, programs, and courses --Keep everything organized and filter out the marketing hype --Plan and map your college visits, and ask the right questions during campus tours --Attract and even negotiate the best financial aid package This book is a guide not only to who you are, but also to what kinds of schools will be great for you. It starts with an easy but in-depth assessment of your priorities, then takes you step-by-step through the process of applying to the schools that are the best fit for you. MAKE YOUR APPLICATIONS STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD --Earn the test scores colleges want to see --Write authentic admissions essays --Submit an application that shows off your best features --Know how admissions officers rank candidates --Get off the waiting list and get accepted to your top schools GET ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS Edward B. Fiske served for seventeen years as education editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He writes the #1 bestselling annual Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them. Bruce G. Hammond has devoted much of his time to counseling for college. He served as managing editor of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and is director of college counseling at Dipont Educational Management.



Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 Author Edward B. Fiske
ISBN-10 1402260660
Release 2015-07-01
Pages 864
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The ultimate college matchmaker, from the most-trusted college expert Every college and university has a story--and no college guide tells those stories like the Fiske Guide, written from the honest, independent perspective of Edward B. Fiske. Students, parents, and counselors agree, Fiske is the best way to get to know the unique personalities of schools, without visiting campus.Featuring Fiske's trademark descriptions, exclusive ratings, tips from current students, and tools for broadening and narrowing your list, the Fiske Guide is the #1 source for discovering the 322 best colleges and universities--and finding the right one for you.



Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 Author Edward Fiske
ISBN-10 1402260679
Release 2016-06-24
Pages 880
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"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on colleges' websites. Fully updatedand expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, theFiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland—so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid storieson each school, you will find: *A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college *Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college *"Overlap" listings to help you expand your options *Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt *Vital information on how to apply, including deadlines, fees, and test requirements *Exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings *All the basics, including financial aid stats, SAT/ACT scores, and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 44 public and private Best Buy schools—colleges that provide the best educational value "I send students to Fiske before I send them anywhere else." —Director of College Counseling, Los Olivos, CA



College Handbook 2018

College Handbook 2018 Author The College Board
ISBN-10 145730922X
Release 2017-07-03
Pages 2336
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This is the only guide available that contains objective information on every accredited college in the United States--2,200 four-year colleges and universities, and 1,700 two-year community colleges and technical schools. With its clearly laid-out entries and more than 40 indexes, the College Handbook 2018 is also the fastest, easiest way for students to narrow a college search and compare the schools that they're interested in. • comprehensive listings of admission requirements, majors, sports, on-campus activities and campus computing • targeted information for home-schooled students and students considering community college as an option • useful features for black and Hispanic students -tables of early decision and wait-list outcomes show information that can't be found in any other guide • planning calendar and worksheets help students organize their applications and stay on track • updated annually by a team of editors who verify information with each college, making the College Handbook 2018 the best college reference guide available



Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives Author Loren Pope
ISBN-10 9781101221341
Release 2006-07-25
Pages 320
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Prospective college students and their parents have been relying on Loren Pope's expertise since 1995, when he published the first edition of this indispensable guide. This new edition profiles 41 colleges—all of which outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing performers, not only among A students but also among those who get Bs and Cs. Contents include: Evaluations of each school's program and "personality" Candid assessments by students, professors, and deans Information on the progress of graduates This new edition not only revisits schools listed in previous volumes to give readers a comprehensive assessment, it also addresses such issues as homeschooling, learning disabilities, and single-sex education.



The Best 382 Colleges 2018

The Best 382 Colleges  2018 Author Princeton Review
ISBN-10 9781524710224
Release 2017-08
Pages 880
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A survey of life on the nation's campuses offers detailed profiles of the best colleges and rankings of colleges in sixty-two different categories, along with a wealth of information and applications tips.



MATLAB Machine Learning

MATLAB Machine Learning Author Michael Paluszek
ISBN-10 9781484222508
Release 2016-12-28
Pages 326
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This book is a comprehensive guide to machine learning with worked examples in MATLAB. It starts with an overview of the history of Artificial Intelligence and automatic control and how the field of machine learning grew from these. It provides descriptions of all major areas in machine learning. The book reviews commercially available packages for machine learning and shows how they fit into the field. The book then shows how MATLAB can be used to solve machine learning problems and how MATLAB graphics can enhance the programmer’s understanding of the results and help users of their software grasp the results. Machine Learning can be very mathematical. The mathematics for each area is introduced in a clear and concise form so that even casual readers can understand the math. Readers from all areas of engineering will see connections to what they know and will learn new technology. The book then provides complete solutions in MATLAB for several important problems in machine learning including face identification, autonomous driving, and data classification. Full source code is provided for all of the examples and applications in the book. What you'll learn: An overview of the field of machine learning Commercial and open source packages in MATLAB How to use MATLAB for programming and building machine learning applications MATLAB graphics for machine learning Practical real world examples in MATLAB for major applications of machine learning in big data Who is this book for: The primary audiences are engineers and engineering students wanting a comprehensive and practical introduction to machine learning.



The Insider s Guide to the Colleges

The Insider s Guide to the Colleges Author
ISBN-10 0312204132
Release 1999-08-01
Pages 935
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The only guide book researched and written by current college students, this insider's guide features honest, relevant portraits of life in more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.



Painted Paper Art Workshop

Painted Paper Art Workshop Author Elizabeth St. Hilaire
ISBN-10 9781440343193
Release 2016-08-31
Pages 128
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This is where painting meets collage! You can create beautiful art with amazing depth and texture, using easy collage techniques and paper you paint yourself. Popular workshop instructor Elizabeth St. Hilaire makes it fun and simple no matter what your skill level! Start with materials you probably already have--fluid acrylics, stencils, a few household items and paper--and hand-paint your personalized paper palette using basic techniques anyone can do. Then move through each step of composing your own work of art. You'll find beautiful, meaningful examples of the how and why on every page. You'll learn how to: develop your composition, how to work with simple shapes, important lessons on value and much more. More than 30 techniques for painting your own decorative papers Step-by-step instructions for creating your own painted paper collage–from underpainting and directional ripping and tearing to auditioning your papers and combining collage with mixed media A spectacular gallery of paper paintings to inspire and dazzle--still lifes, figures, animals and landscapes



Admission Matters

Admission Matters Author Sally P. Springer
ISBN-10 9781119329893
Release 2017-03-29
Pages 416
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Make sense of college admissions and prepare a successful application Admission Matters offers comprehensive, expert, and practical advice for parents and students to guide them through the college admissions process. From building a college list, to understanding standardized tests, to obtaining financial aid, to crafting personal statements, to making a final decision, this book guides you every step of the way with clear, sensible advice and practical tips. This new fourth edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest changes in college admissions. including new developments in standardized testing, applications, financial aid and more. Questionnaires, interactive forms, checklists, and other tools help you stay focused and organized throughout the process.. With the answers you need and a down-to-earth perspective, this book provides an invaluable resource for stressed-out students and parents everywhere. Applying to college can be competitive and complex. Admission Matters offers real-world expert advice for all students, whether you're aiming an Ivy or the state school close to home. It also includes much needed guidance for students with special circumstances, including students with disabilities, international students, and transfer students. In addition, athletes, artists and performers, and homeschoolers will find valuable guidance as they plan for and apply to college. Understand how the admissions process works and what you can and cannot control Learn how to build a strong list of good-fit colleges Craft a strong application package with a compelling personal statement Get expert advice on early admissions, financial aid, standardized testing, and much more Make a final decision that is the right one for you Whether you think you've got applying to college under control or don't even know where to begin, Admission Matters is your expert guide throughout the college admissions process.



The Ultimate Guide to America s Best Colleges 2018

The Ultimate Guide to America s Best Colleges 2018 Author Gen Tanabe
ISBN-10 1617601233
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 976
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The only guidebook of its kind to combine extensive narrative college profiles with detailed data and statistics on each institution, this tome reports on more than 300 colleges and universities, addressing their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Tips on each college s admission process and student quotes from a national survey accompany each description to provide an honest and thorough appraisal of each college s strengths and weaknesses. To guide students by the numbers, this book includes extensive statistics for each school, with figures on the student composition, class sizes, most popular majors, admissions rates, required standardized tests, deadlines, college costs, and financial aid. A must-have, go-to resource for any college-bound student, their parents, or guidance and career counselors, readers will also find a ranking of the 100 best college values. "



Book of Majors 2018

Book of Majors 2018 Author The College Board
ISBN-10 1457309238
Release 2017-07-03
Pages 1400
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The Book of Majors 2018 helps students answer these questions: What's the major for me? Where can I study it? What can I do with it after graduation? Revised and refreshed every year, this book is the most comprehensive guide to college majors on the market. In-depth descriptions of 201 of the most popular majors are followed by complete listings of every major offered at more than 3,800 colleges, including four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools. This is also the only guide that shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate. The guide features: • insights--from the professors themselves--on how each major is taught, what preparation students will need, other majors to consider and much more. • updated information on career options and employment prospects. • the inside scoop on how students can find out if a college offers a strong program for a particular major, what life is like for students studying that major, and what professional societies and accrediting agencies to refer to for more background on the major.



Colleges that Change Lives

Colleges that Change Lives Author Loren Pope
ISBN-10 0140239510
Release 1996
Pages 272
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The distinctive group of forty colleges profiled here is a well-kept secret in a status industry. They outdo the Ivies and research universities in producing winners. And they work their magic on the B and C students as well as on the A students. Loren Pope, director of the College Placement Bureau, provides essential information on schools that he has chosen for their proven ability to develop potential, values, initiative, and risk-taking in a wide range of students. Inside you'll find evaluations of each school's program and personality to help you decide if it's a community that's right for you; interviews with students that offer an insider's perspective on each college; professors' and deans' viewpoints on their school, their students, and their mission; and information on what happens to the graduates and what they think of their college experience. Loren Pope encourages you to be a hard-nosed consumer when visiting a college, advises how to evaluate a school in terms of your own needs and strengths, and shows how the college experience can enrich the rest of your life.



Paying for College Without Going Broke 2018 Edition

Paying for College Without Going Broke  2018 Edition Author Princeton Review
ISBN-10 9781524710699
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 352
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Take control of your college financial aid experience with this essential guide--the only annual guidebook with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE aid forms! The filing date for the FAFSA has moved up--and since many colleges disburse financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis, it's essential that you get your paperwork filled quickly and accurately. As seen in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Money, and the Los Angeles Times, Paying for College Without Going Broke will help you do just that, plus ... * Navigate the most recent changes to the FAFSA * Use line-by-line strategies for filling out the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE to maximum effect * Calculate the actual costs of college * Increase your chances of receiving aid * Avoid costly mistakes when applying for assistance * Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal if necessary * Plan strategically as a separated/divorced parent, blended family, or independent student Paying for College Without Going Broke also includes a foreword by former president Bill Clinton.



How to Make Colleges Want You

How to Make Colleges Want You Author Mike Moyer
ISBN-10 9781402234040
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 160
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What if you had colleges coming after you instead of the other way around? The hidden little secret of college admissions is that most schools are desperate... desperate for great kids who do things differently and will make their campuses vibrant and exciting. And you don't have to be an A student, the president of your student body, or the winner of the national spelling bee to do this. Any student can become someone that colleges compete for if you follow the recommendations in this book. The Secret of NTAs: Unusual activities that make you stand out Breaking the Zone: Take advantage of where you're from and who you are Striking the Nerve: Decode what colleges believe in, then match those values Your Application Team: Getting references, teachers, and counselors to boost your odd And much more No matter where you are in your high school career, you can start these things today and vastly increase your odds of getting into the competitive college of your choice.



Book of Majors 2017

Book of Majors 2017 Author The College Board
ISBN-10 145730774X
Release 2016-07-05
Pages 1400
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The Book of Majors 2017 helps students answer these questions: What's the major for me? Where can I study it? What can I do with it after graduation?Revised and refreshed every year, this book is the most comprehensive guide to college majors on the market. In-depth descriptions of 200 of the most popular majors are followed by complete listings of every major offered at more than 3,800 colleges, including four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools.The 2017 edition covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education - over 1,200 majors are listed in all. This is also the only guide that shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate. The guide features:-insights - from the professors themselves - on how each major is taught, what preparation students will need, other majors to consider and much more.-updated information on career options and employment prospects.-the inside scoop on how students can find out if a college offers a strong program for a particular major, what life is like for students studying that major, and what professional societies and accrediting agencies to refer to for more background on the major.