What Are Popular College Guide Books?

The college admissions process can be confusing, as prospective students have plenty of options when it comes to choosing the right school. Fortunately, guide books are available that provide detailed information about college degree programs. Read on for information on some guide books you might consult.

College Guide Books Overview

Popular college guide books can help a student navigate the process of college admission and give a student information on colleges throughout the United States and Canada. Guide books give information on the application process, student life, institutional statistics and the probability of being accepted into a major program of interest within an institution.

Important Facts About College Guide Books

Academic Considerations Average class size, student:teacher ratio, faculty
Admissions Considerations Percentage of applicants admitted, tuition costs, financial aid
Extracurricular Considerations Dining halls, sports teams, dormitories, campus clubs/activities
Other Services College prep for parents, essay help, vocabulary building, test prep

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges

The Insider's Guide to the Colleges has been published for more than 40 years. This book is unique because it's written from information provided by students at more than 330 top schools. This gives an aspiring student first-hand information on college campuses across the nation that is fact-based, which sets the guide apart from typical college brochures that are designed to sell students on a particular institution. This book, published by Yale Daily News Publishing Company, includes a college finder and gives:

  • Profiles of top American and Canadian schools
  • Statistics on each school, including acceptance rate to top majors
  • Opinions and advice from students attending the profiled schools

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

Fiske Guides have been available for more than 25 years. Fiske has a variety of publications for students on the Fiske Guide website. The Fiske Guide to Colleges helps the student research colleges, and it gives vital information for understanding the college admissions process. This guide includes a list of colleges that are considered high-value when the quality of education is compared to the cost of the institution. Fiske also publishes books on how to write college essays that are often needed for the application process. The Fiske Countdown to College gives aspiring college students checklists for college preparation.

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