Reviewing the Princeton Review’s Best 366 Colleges (2008 Edition)
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I was finally able to look through a copy of the Princeton Review's The Best 366 Colleges, 2008 Edition, and as with all previous versions, I am very impressed.
What I have always liked about Princeton Review's guides is the anecdotal look at each college. Because the narratives are written by actual students at each of the schools, you get a very accurate portrait of the universities. In addition, there is terrific statistical information which discusses all of the basics like academic selectivity and tuition costs, and also often forgotten areas like the living situations, campus security, and classroom size.
The problem I have with most other college guides is that they focus too much on the elite schools and pay little attention to smaller local and state colleges. This guide gives time and space for even the little guys, and you can count on a full two-page spread for each.
Naturally, each of the reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, as the feedback comes from a very small sampling of students from each college. But if you are still trying to narrow down your selection, or if you need help differentiating between your top choices, I highly recommend this book.
If you have a previous version (from within the last couple of years), you should be fine without upgrading. But if not, all 832 pages with more than 120,000 students reviews can be found in The Best 366 Colleges, 2008 Edition (College Admissions Guides).Have any insight on this topic? Want to ask a question or make a suggestion? Click here to leave a comment.
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