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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Obviously, you need to be cautious about relying too heavily on the Cliff Notes version of academic analysis. Here’s perhaps the biggest flaw in the U.S News & World Report’s methodology: The approach only tells you about the credentials of a school’s incoming crop of freshmen. It does absolutely nothing to elucidate what kind of learning is taking place. And isn’t that what finding a college should be focused on?

If you want to view the college hunt in a different light, I’d suggest buying a slim book that the crusading Thacker edited titled College Unranked, Ending the College Admissions Frenzy. The book, which was published by Harvard University Press, is a compilation of essays from college presidents, deans, and others in ...

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