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Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review (August 23, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 832
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We used this book about four years ago and found it very helpful in providing the basic information about schools for our oldest son. So, when our youngest started pondering the college choice, we ordered this edition thinking it would again be helpful. Were we wrong!! This edition is very unreliable. I am sure that Stanford would be pleased to know that although the class of 2009 had 20,195 applicants with only 2,426 admissions, their selectivity rating is 89! And with a freshman class of 1,633 they have a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,858. This is an obvious error, but how many of the other schools, maybe not as well known, have been misrepresented by this guide? Princeton Review needs to send us a refund!
To be perfectly honest, I prefer Fiske as I feel it is the most informative in regards to the academic strengths of each school. It's positive and relatively unbiased while being just critical enough that you know it's not a mere mouthpiece for the admissions departments. I think parents will like it best.

However, students will probably not. It's pretty dry. Princeton Review is less factual, but much better reading, even providing an occasional chuckle. Still, these other reviewers are right. There is some incorrect and/or confusing information and these books cannot replace campus tours and talking to current students.

As for the other guides, I think that the Insider's Guide is gossipy, negative to the point that it portrays schools inaccurately, and provides too little information about the schools' programs. On the other extreme, Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges isn't very useful at all either as it offers nothing but statistics that can be found elsewhere. The possible exception to that is Peterson's inclusion of more Christian schools than the other guides would be helpful to some families who want someone to tell them which religious schools are most selective. (And by the way, Princeton Review is by far the best choice for kids researching Historically African-American universities.) Kaplan is very good as I feel it is less biased than Princeton Review while providing a bit more information on life outside the classroom than Fiske. However, I still find that Kaplan, like Fiske, is a little lifeless. So while I think Fiske and Kaplan are better, I feel that, unless you have a self-motivated and intellectual child, if you want your student to get involved in doing his or her own research on the schools, Princeton Review is the way to go.
This book is in essence a companion book to "The Complete Book of Colleges", which is also published by the Princeton Review.

"The Best 361 Colleges (2006 Edition)" (810 pages) narrows down the short reviews of about 1,800 colleges presented in "The Complete Book". Each college gets 2 full pages, with lots of useful information, both objective (such as average SAT/ACT, tuition/room/board info, etc.) and subjective ("admission rating" (i.e. selectivity), lots of "students speak out" quotes, etc.).

I'm not sure how this book keeps growing the list of "best" colleges. The 2005 Edition brought 357 "best" colleges, up from the original 350 some years ago. I do know this: we have a lot of the college resource books, and my daughter has spent more time with this book than with any other. This book is not the first palce to start the college search, but once your son or daughter has narrowed down the his/her field of choice, and assuming those colleges are featured in the "best 361", this book clearly is the best resource and the last step before a campus visit.
As a warning, this refers primarily to older editions. However, I have seen the newer editions and a lot of the online portions of this book and I think that this still applies.

Anyway, this is very helpful in that actual students were surveyed. I used this book during my college search and am now in college, and the Princeton Review rankings seem to reflect prevailing opinions pretty well and many of their comments were accurate. It is a good way to get a sense of the campus. It goes beyond "what the admission officer tells you about the college" to what actual students say.

Although this book represented a good effort overall, and is very helpful, I cannot rate it 5 stars because of the following weakesses. If you use this book, I recommend keeping these in mind:
1. Do not rely on this book (or any college guidebook) as your only source of information about a college. Always double-check stuff like the availability of majors, average SAT scores, etc. with the schools themselves, as I have noticed occational inaccuracies in this data. The last thing you want is to get to college and realize that they don't have your program of study or something like that. This may seeem like a stupid point, but believe it or not, people have done that. Whatever you do, don't end up having to transfer because you didn't do your research.
2. Technically the surveys that the book is based on are bias-proned because their design is one of a voluntary response to a survey rather than an SRS (random sample) of college students. This type of survey (voluntary response) may be systematically biased because people with strong opinions, particularly strong negative opinions, are most likely to respond to the survey.
3. I question how much difference there is between numbers on the lists. For example, is there really that much of a difference between the college rated #1 for food and the one rated #2, or even between the one rated #1 and the one rated #20? Also be aware that the methodologies used to catagorize colleges as the "best" 361 colleges are not necessarily that well publicized and not all guidance counsollers agree with the methodologies used (what defines what the "best" college is?). In any case, though, the rankings do generally reflect reality (e.g. if a school made the list for "best library," they probably really do have a good library), they choose very good quotes from students and describe campuses fairly accurately (speaking for my campus at least, they did a good job describing it), and the colleges that made the book really are very good colleges.
4. Their methods are not always well published (what, exactly, makes a college one of the "best 361" anyway? How do you decide really?). I have a theory (and I use that in the colloquial sense rather than the technical sense) that it doesn't make nearly as much of a difference as they say it does where you go to school. I recently read about a study in which they compared two groups of people - group A was accepted to an Ivy League university but attended somewhere else that had a good reputation but wasn't Ivy League, and group B was accepted to an Ivy League university and attended. They found that group B (who went to the Ivy League university) was no more successful than group A who didn't go to an Ivy League school! That is, in my opinion, a weakness of this book, that it may lead you to believe that where you go makes much more of a difference than it actually does.
5. This book cannot and should not substitute for a campus tour. In fact, no college brochure or guidebook, no matter how good it is, can really substitute for that. Quite a few people have made college decisions without actually going on college tours before and have ended up making decisions that they regretted. Make sure that you see the campus and read the college's literature, but also make sure to read unbiased, third-party information about colleges.

Helpful overall. I definitely recommend reading it, although not uncritically or without "a grain of salt." I'm not entirely sure that it is worth buying, I just got it from the library and looked at their lists online, but owning it could be helpful I guess.