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Choosing the right college 2010-11; the whole truth about America's top schools.

9781935191605

Choosing the right college 2010-11; the whole truth about America's top schools.

Ed. by John Zmirak et al.

ISI Books

2009

1140 pages

$28.00

Paperback

L901

As stated in the opening essay, "In this guide you will find colleges that survived the philistine outrages of the 1960s and '70s and have retained (or regained) their mission of humanistic education." The guide provides critical overviews of nearly 140 leading US colleges and universities, giving detailed information on the quality of curricula, the rigor of major academic departments, and the schools that have safe campuses and wholesome living arrangements (no coed bathrooms). There is even information on specific professors and courses to seek out or avoid. Entries are divided by region, and each entry includes background on the institution, vital statistics, suggested core courses, and summary information on academic requirements. With a foreword noting that "many college classes these days amount to little more than indoctrination in leftist propaganda," the guide awards a rating of red, yellow, or green to each school for its fairness to students with unpopular political or religious views. The guide is useful for identifying colleges with a required liberal arts core curriculum, and gives advice on how to put together your own curriculum if you attend one of the many schools that does not impose such requirements. This edition features new statistics, plus expanded graphics and call-outs.

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