A top guide to higher education choices, Belasco’s book is a succinct, affordable, and highly
readable resource to suit the individual student looking for the perfect collegiate match. Candid
summations identify the most sports- and Greek-crazy campuses and the prime majors for
academic depth and future earnings. Coverage of student aid, counseling and recruiting
services, top employers, and retention rates point high school seniors and transfer students to
the best deals. Tidbits of data—the high crime rate around Wake Forest University, Notre
Dame’s Catholic background, Yale’s music and drama opportunities, Memphis biking lanes,
immense enrollment of the University of Washington at Seattle, progressive perspective of
Oberlin College—enlighten families to peripheral aspects of campus life. Lacking from overviews
are details of gender safety programs, especially the size of security forces. A superb choice for
high school libraries and counseling offices, homeschoolers, and public libraries.
Young Adult Collections: College-bound teens will find well-presented information to help inform their decisions.