Recommended Reading and Guides
Excellent For Perspective Before and During the Process
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College. Steinberg, Jacques
Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania. Bruni, Frank
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Pope, Loren
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite. Deresiewicz, William
How to Raise an Adult. Lythcott-Haims, Julie
Helpful Books Explaining the Process
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting Into College. Springer, Reider and Morgan
College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You. Antonoff, Steven R.
College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step By Step. Mamlet, R. and Vandervelde, C.
Fiske Guide to Colleges. Fiske, Edward
Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different. Asher, D.
The College Finder. Antonoff, Steven R.
Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs. Willingham, John
The OTHER College Guide. Sweetland, Glastries, and the Washington Monthly.
America’s Best Colleges for B Students: A College Guide for Students Without Straight A’s. Orr, Tamra B., Tanabe Gen and Tanabe, Kelly
The Insider’s Guide to Colleges. Yale Daily News Staff (good student perspective on college culture)
College Essay Essentials. Sawyer, Ethan.
Escape Essay Hell. Robinson, Janine.
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