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This guide is a compilation of resources on college planning, college reviews, and college entrance exams.
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The following titles are available in the Reference Department at the Mullica Hill Branch of GCLS.

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The Best 379 Colleges 2015 - Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780804124799
The biggest difference is our one-of-a-kind ranking lists. Or, better put: 62 of a kind. We ask students (130,000 for this edition!) at the colleges in this book to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their experiences at them. From that student survey data, we tally the book's 62 ranking lists, each one revealing the top 20 schools in a category that an applicant -- or a parent of an applicant -- has told us matters to them. Want to know which colleges have the best career services? The most accessible profs? Are LGBT-friendliest? We have lists for each of these in our book. Another feature only in our book is our eight college rating scores. Using data we get from our college administrator surveys, we score each school from 60 to 99 in eight categories including financial aid, admission selectivity, and fire safety.

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Two-Year Colleges 2016 - Peterson's
ISBN: 9780768939651
Peterson's Two-Year Colleges 2016 includes information on more than 1,900 accredited two-year undergraduate institutions in the United States and Canada, as well as some international schools. It also includes detailed two-page descriptions written by admissions personnel. College-bound students and their parents can research two-year colleges, including community colleges, for information on campus setting, enrollment, majors, expenses, student-faculty ratio, application deadline, and contact information. In addition, Two-Year Colleges offers articles that cover tips on transferring, advice for adults returning to school, "green" programs at community colleges, the basics of financial aid, and much more.

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Getting Financial Aid 2016 - College Board Staff
ISBN: 9781457304255
The all-important FAFSA form is explained with step-by-step instructions, and the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® form is explained by the people who administer it. The guide includes information and advice from experts on how to apply for aid, plus easy-to-compare college profiles giving the “financial aid picture” for more than 3,000 four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools. The guide also shows award amounts and scholarship requirements.

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The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2016 - Tanabe; Kelly Tanabe
ISBN: 9781617600708
2015 edition available at Mullica Hill. 2016 edition available at Logan and Glassboro.

Information on 1.5 million scholarships, grants, and prizes is easily accessible in this revised directory with more than 300 new listings that feature awards indexed by career goal, major, academics, public service, talent, athletics, religion, ethnicity, and more. Each entry contains all the necessary information for students and parents to complete the application process, including eligibility requirements, how to obtain an application, how to get more information about each award, sponsor website listings, award amounts, and key deadlines. With scholarships for high school, college, graduate, and adult students, this guide also includes tips on how to conduct the most effective search, how to write a winning application, and how to avoid scams.

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Book of Majors 2015 - College Board Staff
ISBN: 9781457303173
Covers every college major identified by the U.S. Department of Education—over 1,200 majors are listed in all. This book also shows what degree levels each college offers in a major, whether a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate.

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Four-Year Colleges 2016 - Peterson's
ISBN: 9780768939569
This valuable resource includes information on every accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. and Canada (and many international schools)-more than 2,600 institutions in all. It also includes detailed two-page descriptions written by admissions personnel for over 300 colleges and universities. College-bound students and their parents can access details including campus setting, enrollment, academic programs, entrance difficulty, expenses, student-faculty ratio, application deadline, and contact information, as well as the most frequently chosen baccalaureate fields.

 

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