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I INTRODUCTION 1 Where This Book Came From 3 Research Methodology, Biases, and Limitations 8 Is Important Information Missing from This Book? 10 How To Use This Book 11 Some Final, Very Important Disclaimers 3 :CH APTER z: Three Prep Colleges 14 Simon's Rock College of Bard 18 Simon's Rock and Bard 19 Cool Book Alert! Jefferson's Children: Education and the Promise of American Culture by Leon Botstein 21. Are You Gifted? 22 The East Coast? 22 10 Largest Colleges/Universities 22 12 Smaller Colleges/Universities 24 College Planning Differs by Family Income 25 Deep Springs College 26 Get the Name Right! 29 Landmark College 30 On Credit 32 An Unusual Application Essay 33 A Few Thoughts on the Large vs. Small Decision 34 Essay: "Secret to Finding Scholarships-There Isn't One" 36 Totally Free Coileges and Universities 37 Tuition-Free Institutions 38 Cool Scholarship! The Collegiate Bass Anglers Association 39 CHAPTER a: The Ivy League and More 40 The Ivy League 43 The Most Competitive Schools in America 45 The Yale Syndrome 46 The Seven Sisters 48 Cool Book Alert! Looking Beyond The Ivy League: Finding the College That's Right for You by Loren Pope 49 Why We Still Have Men's, Women's, and Minority-Focused Colleges 49 Skull and Bones at Yale 52 Three Schools That Are Kicking Butt 53 Essay: "Western Colleges Finally Get Their Due" 55 Cool Book Alert! The Public Ivys: A Guide to America's Best Public Undergradate Colleges and Universities by Richard MolI 55 The Public Ivys 56 Q&A with a Dean of Admission: What Highly Competitive Really Means 56 Schools With Massive Endowments 59 Should You Go to the Best College You Can Get Into? 60 Inputs and Outputs 61 Measuring the Value of an Ivy League Degree 62 College Rankings 62 Eastern Oregon University 64 Top Ten Per-Capita Producers of Ph.D.s "64 The Best Place to Grow a Woman Scientist? 64 Why Distance Doesn't Matter and All Schoos are Local 66 The Best College Library in America 67 CH APTER 3: Schools Where Scholarship Is Honored 68 Reed College 69 Cool Word List! 70 Why Reed Declines to Participate in National Rankings 71 Size Does Matter 74 Reed Scholars Win Honors 75 Every Reed Senior Writes a Thesis 76 Cool Web Site! Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 78 Interested in a Career in Higher Education? 79 A Short History of Educational Reform 80 So You Think College Presidents Have It Easy? 81 Cool Web Site! wwwcollegiatechoice.com 81 Cool Book Alert! The Fiske Guide to Colieges by Edward B Fiske 82 Swarthmore College 83 Grade Inflation 84 Cool Book Alert! Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope 86 Cool Scholarship! Wofford Presidential International Scholarship 87 The Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC) 88 Cool Book Alert! College: The Undergraduate Experience n America by Ernest L. Boyer 89 The Highest Paid Professors in America 90 What About Bryn Mawr? 91 University of Chicago 93 The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Classification System 95 A Note about Urban Danger 96 Top Ten Most Innovative and/or Unorthodox Colleges 96 For Poorer? 96 Cool Book Alert! The Innovative Campus: Nurturing the Distinctive Learning Environment by Joy Rosenzweig Kliewer 97 Sewanee - University of the South 98 Hampden-Sydney College 99 The Equestrian Center at Sewannee 100 Robert E. Cook Honors College 101 Real Truth about Cook Honors College 103 Truman State University 104 What Grad School Admissions Officers Love to See on Your Application 105 Interview with Robert E. Cook 107 Cook Honors College 107 Essay: "A College Officer Writes about Distinctiveness at a College" 109 Essay: "On College Counseling for the Intellectual Student" 116 Essay: "Advice from a Distinguished College Professor" 119 Cool Book Alert! The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development edited by the John Templeton Foundation 120 Brains and Brawn 120 MIT's Charm School a:1 C HAPTER 4 The Great Books Programs 122 St. John's College 124 The Reading List for Freshman Year 124 The Reading List for Sophomore Year 124 The Reading List for Junior Year 124 The Reading List for Senior Year 125 Does St. John's Ever Change? 126 Thomas More College of Liberal Arts 127 Shimer College 128 Recent Pilot Great Books Programs x29 CHAPTER 5: Eo Schools 130 College of the Atlantic 134 The Eco League 135 Audubon Expedition Institute 136 New College of the University of South Florida 137 Cool Web Site! National Center for Fair and Open Testing 138 Is the SAT Really Fair? Average SAT Scores as a Factor of Family Income Average SAT Scores as a Factor of Race 142 Cool Book Alert! This Way Out: A Guide to Alternatives to Traditional College Education in the United States, Europe, and the Third World by John Coyne and Tom Hebert 143 Cool Book Alert! Major in Success: Make College Easier, Fire Up Your Dreams, and Get A Very Cool Job by Patrick Combs 144 Hampshire College 147 Essay: "What is Intelligence?" 150 Cool Book Alert! How College Affects Students by Ernest Pascarella and Patrick Terenzini 151 Schools That De-emphasize Grades 151 Cool Book Alert! Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities by Alexandra Robbins 152 Prescott College 155 The Prescott College Mission 156 Mahatma Gandhi's Seven Sins 157 Essay: "Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional School" 160 Better Late Than Never 160 Cool Book Alert! College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy by Lloyd Thacker 161 Mariboro College 163 Suicide and the Smaller College 164 The Block Plan Schools 164 Colorado College 165 Cornell College 165 Blowing Smoke 165 Tusculum College 166 The Co-Op Schools 166 University of Cincinnati 167 Antioch College 168 Northeastern University 168 Kettering University 169 Keuka University S7 z C H A P T R 6 : E n t r e p r e n e u r ia l S tu d ie s 172 Babson College 175 Essay: "The Big Meeting" 176 On Choosing a Major and Launching a Life 179 Essay: "The Filene Center for Work and Learning" 182 Og!ethorpe University's Career Exposure Program 184 Kansas State University Academic and Career information Center's Peer Counselors 185 Coolest "Jobs" on Campus 186 Beloit College 186 Principia College's Career Summit 186 The Five Highest and Five Lowest Paying Majors 187 Junior Decision Programs: Santa Clara University and Washington University in St. Louis 188 Wellesley College's Management Basics S8 9 C H A P T E R 7 : T h e E n g in e e r in g S c h o o ls 190 Harvey Mudd College 192 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 194 Really Cool Science! 195 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 197 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 198 Colorado School of Mines 198 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 200 More Engineering Specialty Schools 200 Some Other Schools of Engineering to Consider 200 Most Millionaires Come from the Middle of the Pack 201 Murphy's Law 201 80/20 Rule 201 Think Small Colleges Don't Have Much Clout? 203 CHAPTER 8: Flying, Sailing, and Militarizing 204 The Military Academies 205 Webb institute of Naval Architecture 206 Aviation and Aeronautics 207 The Merchant Marine 208 Maritime Colleges and Academies in the U.S. and Canada 209 Cool Books Alert! From F to Phi Beta Kappa: Supercharge Your Study Skills by Lance 0. Ong and The Complete Guide to Academic Stardom by James Duban 210 Motivational Deficiency? Or Just Plain Lazy? 210 Cool Book Alert! My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan 21 CHAPTER 9: The Work Colleges 212 Essay: "A Life of Work and Learning" 214 The Work Colleges 214 Alice Lloyd College 214 Berea College 215 Blackburn College 215 College of the Ozarks 215 Goddard College 216 Sterling College 216 The Saga of a Mountaintop School 217 Warren Wilson College 217 Cool Word List! 201 Berry College 218 Cool Books Alert! Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More by Derek Bok and Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition by Vincent Tinto 219 CHAPTER zo: More Cool Ideas 220 Thomas Aquinas College 221 A Spiritual College? How Can That Be? 222 Naropa University 222 Soka University 222 Should You Go to a Religious or Church-Affiliated School? 224 Special Programs for Nontraditional Students, Single Parents, and Women 225 Frances Perkins Program at Mount Holyoke College 225 Cool Books Alert! Traditional Degrees for Nontraditional Students by Carol S. Fungaroli and Bears Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning by Mariah Bear 226 Alverno College 227 Heritage College 229 More Cool ideas: Specialty Schools 229 More Cool Ideas: Cool Classes and Programs 230 Computer Game Studies 230 Interpreting and Translating 231 Art 231 Music 231 Cooking 233 Auctioneering 234 Modern Railroading 234 School of the Building Arts 235 Tom Savin's Special Make-Up Effects Program 235 Comedy ,School 236 Americorps 236 Take a Year Off 236 Semester at Sea 237 Even More Unusual Classes, Majors, and Programs 238 Cool Book Alert! Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds by Richard Light 238 Cool Scholarship! The Left-Handed Scholarship Z39 CHAPT ZR x: Men's, Women's, and Minority-Focused Colleges 240 Essay: "Why I Finally Chose to Attend an Historically Black College" 241 Cool Book Alert! Been There, Should've Done That by Susette Tyler 242 List of Historically Black Colleges 247 The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Member Institutions 250 Nobel-ity 252 The Hispanic Colleges 261 The Tribal, indian, and Native American Colleges 265 Mascots 266 Top Ten Colleges with "Substantial Proportionality" for Women's Athletic Pro- grams as Defined by Title IX 267 The Women's Colleges 271 The Men's Colleges