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35th Edition
Barron’s College Division Staff - All books by this author

America's leading college directory and a perennial favorite among high school guidance counselors is a recognized authority in comparative college ratings. The brand-new edition of Barron's Profiles of American Colleges describes more than 1,650 colleges, with up-to-date facts and figures covering:
  • Admission requirements and procedures
  • Tuitions, fees, and financial aid sources
  • Library, computer, and athletic facilities
  • Campus safety and security
  • Degree requirements and extracurricular activities
  • Websites, email addresses, and admissions contacts
The book contains an Index of College Majors, an extended chart listing all available major study programs at every school. Also profiled are many of the finest colleges in Canada, as well as brief profiles of religious colleges and American colleges based in foreign countries. All colleges in the directory are rated according to Barron's competitiveness scale, which ranges from "Competitive" to "Most Competitive."

Includes FREE access to Barron's exclusive College Search Engine. It gives college-bound students online information and guidance to help them match their academic plans and aptitudes with the admission requirements and academic programs of every accredited four-year college in the country.

From the reviews:
Paise for the previous Edition:

"Although most students today utilize the Internet to do much of their college browsing, a guide such at this can be indispensable since it provides in one volume a great deal of useful information that would require visits to many different web sites... this should be an annual purchase for most public, high school, and college libraries.”
—Gregory A. Crawford, ARBAonline, American Reference Books Annual 2015

“This well-researched and organized resource is affordable, balanced, clearly written, and easy-to-use. The coverage is more comprehensive and well organized by far than its competitor Peterson’s Four-Year Colleges … This essential guide would be invaluable to high school seniors, counselors, teachers, and anyone looking for up-to-date information including statistical data about colleges and universities, and belongs in every academic, high school, and public library.”
—Njoki W. Kinyatti, ARBAonline, American Reference Books Annual 2005, Volume 36

"Of all the college directories on the market today, this three-inch-thick book may be the largest—presenting 1/2-page write-ups of more than 1,650 schools...The book rates an A for its level of detail and the useful indices by majors offered, cost, and admissions standards."
College Spotlight, Janurary/February 2003

“More than 1600 accredited universities are logged in this fat book, which prides itself on giving readers “as much information as possible” and hardly disappoints.”
—Greg WinterEducation Life, 2003

"...this book does a much better job of describing the unique characteristics of the 50 plus schools it profiles than almost anything else on the market...The book impressed me. It should impress counselors and it should be very helpful to students seeking to distinguish the life style on campus from one school to another."
College Spotlight, January/February, 2002


Paperback / 1568 Pages / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 / 2018


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