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The Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2012: Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 38th Edition

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The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been, for 38 years, the most relied-upon resource for high school students looking for honest reports on colleges from their fellow students.

Having interviewed hundreds of their peers on more than 330 campuses and by getting the inside scoop on everything from the nightlife and professors to the newest dorms and wildest student organ
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Paperback, 1024 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1989)
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Parisa Vaziri
Overall, I found this book to be very interesting and useful for giving me an idea of universities I could consider later on. Since I will have to apply to colleges and figure out what I'm interested in, I must get a head start and figure out which universities give me the best options of what I want to study. I liked the fact that for each university, it said what to expect, what to bring, and what you should do by the time you graduate. When I'm a senior, I will definitely look at this book ag ...more
MaryBeth Donnelly
Sep 13, 2007 MaryBeth Donnelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This gives an inside few of a select number of colleges, and it interesting to read. There's not much difference between this and the 2007 version. Helpful when you are looking for a more in-depth view of a particular college.
Alexandra
This is pretty helpful to give you a feel for the campus, has a lot of good stats and info from the students themselves. It has a ton of schools in every state but not all colleges are represented so only part of the book was helpful to me.
Steven
Jun 02, 2012 Steven rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was extremely helpful in getting a good idea of what a certain school is all about. I read a review of a school and then I visited shortly after and felt it was a perfect description of the school.
Sarah
Aug 11, 2011 Sarah rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone in high school
Recommended to Sarah by: Wowbrary
Useful, but a repetition of what I've already read online at places like CollegeProwler. They did tend to go a tad more in-depth, though, and obviously put an enormous amount of effort into it.
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