Choosing the Right College
In his introduction, former drug czar William J. Bennett supports this reference for its "tough-minded analysis of the quality of instruction, the level of academic standards, the campus political atmosphere, and the extent to which the liberal arts tradition is...
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In his introduction, former drug czar William J. Bennett supports this reference for its "tough-minded analysis of the quality of instruction, the level of academic standards, the campus political atmosphere, and the extent to which the liberal arts tradition is respected...." These evaluations are intended to help conservative parents and students steer away from colleges whose programs lean too heavily toward the political left; in effect, conversely, it can also help liberal-minded folk find the less tradition-bound schools. Entries describe and assess 110 top colleges and universities in essays of about 3,000 words, focusing on the school's academic, political, and social climates. They name outstanding professors, describe curricula, comment on the administration's policies towards issues such as sexual harassment and free speech, and describe the range of student organizations and activities found on campus. Quotes from students and professors are included. Entries also include information on tuition, enrollment, and SAT scores. This second edition contains 10 more essays, updated coverage of every school, a new essay on liberal learning, and increased coverage of student life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's critically acclaimed college guide, Choosing the Right College, 110 of the nation's top colleges and universities are examined in essays averaging 3,000 words. The first edition (1998), which saw four printings, set new standards for the college guide market, including informed, critical essays, the names of the best professors at each campus, and rigorous research. No other college guide so closely examines every school's academic, political, and social situation. Additions to this second edition include ten more essays, revised and updated coverage of every school, a new essay on liberal learning, and increased coverage of student life. For practical help, tuition, enrollment, and other important facts are included for each school.
William J. Bennett served as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H. W. Bush and as Secretary of Education and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Williams College, a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Texas, and a law degree from Harvard.
He is the author of such bestselling books as The Educated Child; The Death of Outrage; The Book of Virtue, and the two-volume series America: The Last Best Hope.