Looking Beyond the Ivy League
The celebrated book that revolutionized the way Americans choose colleges-now fully revised and updated
An invaluable guide with virtually no competition, this book helped to establish Loren Pope as one of the nation's most respected experts on the college application process. Now fully revised and updated, Looking Beyond the Ivy League offers a step-by-step guide to selec...more
With that said, it's still a good resource if you can get it for free and understand its limitations.
First is the issue of personal bias. Pope, who died in 2008, was a notorious romantic when it came to progressive higher education. He was an advocate of learning for its own sake and exploring your options, which is great, but which also fails to take into consideration the social, political and especially economic fac ...more
Besides the good aspects, there are negative sides too. This book can be biased in terms of telling us that small and liberal arts schools are the best, but some people prefer to be in bigger schools so they can have more conn ...more
A must-read for advising. Only thing which troubles me are the number of "the very best" schools in the country, or the ones which "there is no other as good as". Maybe I learned my superlatives wrong.
It analyzes what the whole purpose of going to college is in the first place, and talks about which schools best fulfill that. Eye opening.
In 1965, Pope, a former education editor of The New York Times, founded the College Placement Bureau, one of the first independent college placement counseling services in the United States.
His first book, "The Right College: How to Get In, Stay In, Get Back In" (Macmillan, 1970), was followed by a nationally synd ...more