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  1. U.S. News Best Colleges 2013
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  2. U.S. News Best Colleges 2013

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Best Colleges 2014 is now available! The 2013 edition of U.S. News's Best Colleges guidebook offers comprehensive advice for high school students and their families on researching all the options and choosing the best colleges for them. Find out how to put together a winning college application, land the federal student loans and scholarships to make paying for college possible, and happily settle in to campus life. Get the new exclusive U.S. News college rankings, too--of more than 1,500 institutions. Discover the country's best universities, best liberal arts colleges, best regional colleges and universities, best historically black colleges and universities, and best undergraduate engineering programs and business programs. Also: A+ schools for B students, how 8 high school seniors made it in, hot new majors, and a state-by-state directory profiling more than 1,600 schools.

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For years, the failing news magazine U.S. News has sold the American public the idea that colleges and universities can be ranked from #1 into the hundreds. That this is utter nonsense is apparent to anyone who actually thinks about it a little. That most people don't really seem to have thought much about it at all is a shame. It means they are buying into what is essentially a sham. Why don't we rank the best foods? The best cities? The best cars? The best shoes? Our response to such silliness (and ranking lists are an American favorite), has to be "according to who? By what criteria?" We ought to do this with the U.S. News colleges lists, too, of course but most people don't seem to. They seem to believe that some unnamed experts have figured all this out, that there are some schools which are just much better,. They actually believe that Amherst or Williams "is" somehow the best liberal arts college in the country. Or that Harvard, Yale or Princeton are the best large... Read more
This is LAST year's edition of U.S News annual venture into consumer fraud. It sells the data that is posted on the College Board website for FREE and pretends that it is "research".

Worse, they claim that the College Board data (percentage of applicants rejected, median SAT scores, etc.) can be manulated to provide "rankings". Williams is America's "best" college because it rejects 90% of applicants. Not mentioned is that Williams spends a fortune mailing fancy brochures to thousands of high school students inviting them to apply... with the goal of increasing the number that will be rejected, thereby boosting William's selectivity rate.

The "Best" college is the one that is most fitted to the goals of an individual student. The best guides to colleges do not attempt to rank colleges , instead they provide information to find the ideal college match.

The top three guides are Tanabe, Fiske and Pope. But, the College Board website provides... Read more
It's quite good for one that wants to get an overview on some of the country's best universities.
It also contains a few tops and rankings that might help a high school student in search of good universities.
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