The Experts' Choice: Best College Planning Resources

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The Top 10

  • 1. College Admissions Data Sourcebooks by Wintergreen Orchard House
  • 2. The College Board Book of Majors by the College Board
  • 3. The College Board College Handbook by the College Board
  • 4. The College Finder by Steven Antonoff
  • 5. Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope
  • 6. Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different by Donald Ash
  • 7. K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities by The Princeton Review
  • 8. Profiles of American Colleges by Barron's
  • 9. Rugg's Recommendations on the Colleges by Frederick E. Rugg
  • 10. U.S. News Ultimate College Guide by the staff of U.S.News & World Report

Other Choices

  • Admission Matters by Sally P. Springer and Marion R. Franck
  • America's Best Colleges for B Students by Tamara B. Orr
  • College Match by Steven R. Antonoff and Marie A. Friedemann
  • College Sourcebook for Students with Learning and Developmental Disabilities by Midge Lipkin
  • Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians, and Writers by Elaina Loveland
  • Harvard Schmarvard by Jay Mathews
  • Peterson's College Guide for Performing Arts Majors by Carole J. Everett
  • Real College Essays that Work by Edward Fiske and Bruce Hammond
  • The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students by Shane L. Windmeyer
  • The Big Book of Colleges by College Prowler
  • The Gatekeepers by Jacques Steinberg
  • The National Directory of College Athletics by Collegiate Directories, Inc.
  • U.S. College and University Reference Map by Hedberg Maps
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