Profiles of American Colleges 2018

Author: Barron's College Division Staff

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438010182

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1600

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This brand-new edition describes more than 1,650 colleges, with up-to-date facts and figures covering admission requirements, tuition, college facilities, safety and security, admissions contacts, and much more. Also includes access to Barron s exclusive College Search Engine!

Colleges That Pay You Back

The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In

Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0804125899

Category: Study Aids

Page: 480

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YOU NEED A GREAT RETURN ON YOUR COLLEGE INVESTMENT. College costs more than ever these days. That's why we at The Princeton Review have worked to expand our wildly popular "Best Value Colleges" list into this comprehensive guidebook! Inside, you'll find detailed profiles of the 200 best-value schools and learn what it takes to get into them. Great Education at a Great Price • 200 schools that offer average grants of over $22,600—plus 9 tuition-free schools • Top-value picks based on 40+ data points, including academics, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-grad salary figures Unique Ranking Lists • Lists of the top 20 schools with the Best Alumni Network, Best Career Placement, Top Financial Aid, and more • Unique return-on-education rating for each school, with the Top 50 ranked by rating • Lists of the highest-paying majors and great schools that offer them Valuable Career Information from PayScale.com • Starting and mid-career salary information for graduates of each school • Job satisfaction ratings from college alumni—and whether they would recommend their alma mater With the 2015 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back, you'll get everything you need to find a school with quality academics, reasonable tuition, and great financial aid. Remember: No one knows colleges like The Princeton Review!

The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2000

Author: Edward B. Fiske

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780812931716

Category: Study Aids

Page: 749

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Draws on interviews with administrators and students to furnish data on three hundred of the country's most prominent colleges.

The College Finder

Author: Steven R. Antonoff

Publisher: Wintergreen Orchard House

ISBN: 1933119861

Category: Education

Page: 520

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A user-friendly guide written for the college shopper. A book of lists, this is the way to identify colleges where students will get in and fit in; includes the best schools in various fields, hidden gems, best dorm food, great low-cost colleges, best places to study abroad, and activisit campuses.

The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition

Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 1524710342

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

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NO ONE KNOWS COLLEGES LIKE THE PRINCETON REVIEW! The Princeton Review's college rankings started in 1992 with surveys from 30,000 students. Over 25 years and more than a million student surveys later, we stand by our claim that there is no single “best” college, only the best college for you… and that this is the book that will help you find it! What Makes THE BEST 382 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide? STRAIGHT FROM STUDENTS TO YOU · 382 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 137,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid · Insights on unique college character, social scene, and more RANKING LISTS & RATINGS SCORES · Lists of the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students' opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, and much more · Ratings for every school on Financial Aid, Selectivity, and Quality of Life · Bonus list of the 200 "best-value" schools featured in Colleges That Pay You Back DETAILED ADMISSIONS INFORMATION · The "Inside Word" on competitive applications, test scores, tuition, and average indebtedness · Comprehensive information on selectivity, freshman profiles, and application deadlines at each school What the media is saying about The Princeton Review's Best Colleges guide: “The most efficient of the college guidebooks. Has entertaining profiles larded with quotes from students.”–Rolling Stone “The offbeat indexes, along with the chattily written descriptions of each school, provide a colorful picture of each campus.” –The New York Times “A great book.... It’s a bargain.” –CNN “Our favorite college guidebook.” –Seventeen “Provides the kind of feedback students would get from other students in a campus visit.” –USA Today

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017

Author: Edward Fiske

Publisher: Sourcebooks

ISBN: 9781402260674

Category: Study Aids

Page: 880

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"The best college guide you can buy."-USA Today Every college and university has a story, and no one tells those stories like former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske. That's why, for more than 30 years, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has been the leading guide to 320+ four-year schools, including quotes from real students and information you won't find on colleges' websites. Fully updatedand expanded every year, Fiske is the most authoritative source of information for college-bound students and their parents. Helpful, honest, and straightforward, theFiske Guide to Collegesdelivers an insider's look at what it's really like to be a student at the "best and most interesting" schools in the United States, plus Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland—so you can find the best fits for you. In addition to detailed and candid storieson each school, you will find: *A self-quiz to help you understand what you are really looking for in a college *Lists of strong programs and popular majors at each college *"Overlap" listings to help you expand your options *Indexes that break down schools by state, price, and average debt *Vital information on how to apply, including deadlines, fees, and test requirements *Exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings *All the basics, including financial aid stats, SAT/ACT scores, and acceptance rates Plus a special section highlighting the 44 public and private Best Buy schools—colleges that provide the best educational value "I send students to Fiske before I send them anywhere else." —Director of College Counseling, Los Olivos, CA

Book of Majors 2017

Author: The College Board

Publisher: College Board

ISBN: 9781457307744

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1400

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The Book of Majors 2017 helps students answer these questions: What's the major for me? Where can I study it? What can I do with it after graduation?Revised and refreshed every year, this book is the most comprehensive guide to college majors on the market. In-depth descriptions of 200 of the most popular majors are followed by complete listings of every major offered at more than 3,800 colleges, including four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools.The 2017 edition covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education - over 1,200 majors are listed in all. This is also the only guide that shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's or doctorate. The guide features:-insights - from the professors themselves - on how each major is taught, what preparation students will need, other majors to consider and much more.-updated information on career options and employment prospects.-the inside scoop on how students can find out if a college offers a strong program for a particular major, what life is like for students studying that major, and what professional societies and accrediting agencies to refer to for more background on the major.

Colleges that Change Lives

40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143122304

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 340

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Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

College Handbook 2018

Author: The College Board

Publisher: College Board

ISBN: 9781457309229

Category: Study Aids

Page: 2336

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This is the only guide available that contains objective information on every accredited college in the United States--2,200 four-year colleges and universities, and 1,700 two-year community colleges and technical schools. With its clearly laid-out entries and more than 40 indexes, the College Handbook 2018 is also the fastest, easiest way for students to narrow a college search and compare the schools that they're interested in. • comprehensive listings of admission requirements, majors, sports, on-campus activities and campus computing • targeted information for home-schooled students and students considering community college as an option • useful features for black and Hispanic students -tables of early decision and wait-list outcomes show information that can't be found in any other guide • planning calendar and worksheets help students organize their applications and stay on track • updated annually by a team of editors who verify information with each college, making the College Handbook 2018 the best college reference guide available

Colleges That Change Lives

40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140296167

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Offers profiles of forty colleges which focus on individual needs and high academic standards; provides insider tips for choosing a school based on personality; and discusses homeschooling and learning disabilities.

The Archive Effect

Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History

Author: Jaimie Baron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135077096

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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The Archive Effect: Found Footage and the Audiovisual Experience of History examines the problems of representation inherent in the appropriation of archival film and video footage for historical purposes. Baron analyses the way in which the meanings of archival documents are modified when they are placed in new texts and contexts, constructing the viewer’s experience of and relationship to the past they portray. Rethinking the notion of the archival document in terms of its reception and the spectatorial experiences it generates, she explores the ‘archive effect’ as it is produced across the genres of documentary, mockumentary, experimental, and fiction films. This engaging work discusses how, for better or for worse, the archive effect is mobilized to create new histories, alternative histories, and misreadings of history. The book covers a multitude of contemporary cultural artefacts including fiction films like Zelig, Forrest Gump and JFK, mockumentaries such as The Blair Witch Project and Forgotten Silver, documentaries like Standard Operating Procedure and Grizzly Man, and videogames like Call of Duty: World at War. In addition, she examines the works of many experimental filmmakers including those of Péter Forgács, Adele Horne, Bill Morrison, Cheryl Dunye, and Natalie Bookchin.

Roads Not Taken

Rereading Robert Frost

Author: Earl J. Wilcox,Jonathan N. Barron

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826262929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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In Roads Not Taken, Earl J. Wilcox and Jonathan N. Barron bring a new freshness and depth to the study of one of America's greatest poets. While some critics discounted Frost as a poet without technical skill, rhetorical complexity, or intellectual depth, over the past decade scholars have begun to view Robert Frost's work from many new perspectives. Critical hermeneutics, cultural studies, feminism, postmodernism, and textual editing all have had their impact on readings of the poet's life and work. This collection of essays is the first to account for the variety of these new perceptions.

How Robert Frost Made Realism Matter

Author: Jonathan N. Barron

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826273513

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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Robert Frost stood at the intersection of nineteenth-century romanticism and twentieth-century modernism and made both his own. Frost adapted the genteel values and techniques of nineteenth-century poetry, but Barron argues that it was his commitment to realism that gave him popular as well as scholarly appeal and created his enduring legacy. This highly researched consideration of Frost investigates early innovative poetry that was published in popular magazines from 1894 to 1915 and reveals a voice of dissent that anticipated “The New Poetry” – a voice that would come to dominate American poetry as few others have.

Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Second Edition

Author: Michael Baron

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498760600

Category: Mathematics

Page: 449

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Student-Friendly Coverage of Probability, Statistical Methods, Simulation, and Modeling Tools Incorporating feedback from instructors and researchers who used the previous edition, Probability and Statistics for Computer Scientists, Second Edition helps students understand general methods of stochastic modeling, simulation, and data analysis; make optimal decisions under uncertainty; model and evaluate computer systems and networks; and prepare for advanced probability-based courses. Written in a lively style with simple language, this classroom-tested book can now be used in both one- and two-semester courses. New to the Second Edition Axiomatic introduction of probability Expanded coverage of statistical inference, including standard errors of estimates and their estimation, inference about variances, chi-square tests for independence and goodness of fit, nonparametric statistics, and bootstrap More exercises at the end of each chapter Additional MATLAB® codes, particularly new commands of the Statistics Toolbox In-Depth yet Accessible Treatment of Computer Science-Related Topics Starting with the fundamentals of probability, the text takes students through topics heavily featured in modern computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, and associated fields, such as computer simulations, Monte Carlo methods, stochastic processes, Markov chains, queuing theory, statistical inference, and regression. It also meets the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Encourages Practical Implementation of Skills Using simple MATLAB commands (easily translatable to other computer languages), the book provides short programs for implementing the methods of probability and statistics as well as for visualizing randomness, the behavior of random variables and stochastic processes, convergence results, and Monte Carlo simulations. Preliminary knowledge of MATLAB is not required. Along with numerous computer science applications and worked examples, the text presents interesting facts and paradoxical statements. Each chapter concludes with a short summary and many exercises.

Diminishing the Bill of Rights

Barron v. Baltimore and the Foundations of American Liberty

Author: William Davenport Mercer

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806158654

Category: Law

Page: 296

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The modern effort to locate American liberties, it turns out, began in the mud at the bottom of Baltimore harbor. John Barron Jr. and John Craig sued the city for damages after Baltimore’s rebuilt drainage system diverted water and sediment into the harbor, preventing large ships from tying up at Barron and Craig’s wharf. By the time the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1833, the issue had become whether the city’s actions constituted a taking of property by the state without just compensation, a violation of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The high court’s decision in Barron v. Baltimore marked a critical step in the rapid evolution of law and constitutional rights during the first half of the nineteenth century. Diminishing the Bill of Rights examines the backstory and context of this decision as a turning point in the development of our current conception of individual rights. Since the colonial period, Americans had viewed their rights as springing from multiple sources, including the common law, natural right, and English legal tradition. Despite this rich heritage and a prohibition grounded in the Magna Carta against uncompensated state takings of property, the Court ruled against Barron’s claim. The Bill of Rights, Chief Justice John Marshall declared in his opinion for the majority, restrained only the federal government, not the states. The Fifth Amendment, accordingly, did not apply to Maryland or any of the cities it chartered. In explaining how the Court came to reject a multisourced view of human liberties—a position seemingly inconsistent with its previous decisions—William Davenport Mercer helps explain why we now envision the Constitution as essential to guaranteeing our rights. Marshall’s view of rights in Barron, Mercer argues, helped him navigate the Court through the precarious political currents of the time. While the chief justice may have effected a shrewd political maneuver, the decision helped hasten a reconceptualization of rights as located in documents. Its legacy, as Mercer’s work makes clear, is among the Jacksonian era’s significant democratic reforms and marks the emergence of a distinctly American constitutionalism.

The Gatekeepers

Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

Author: Jacques Steinberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101200316

Category: Education

Page: 336

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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times