The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition by The Princeton Review
This book provides 382 in-depth school profiles based on candid feedback from 137,000 students, covering academics, administration, campus life, and financial aid. Get insights on unique college character, social scene, and more. This Princeton Review book also lists the top 20 colleges in 62 categories based on students’ opinions of academics, campus life, facilities, etc.
Book of Majors 2018 by The College Board
The Book of Majors 2018 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.
Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2018 Edition by Edward Fiske
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 college websites.
Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College, 4th Edition by Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider and Joyce Vining Morgan
This book offers comprehensive, expert, and practical advice for parents and students to guide them through the college admissions process. From building a college list, to understanding standardized tests, to obtaining financial aid, to crafting personal statements, to making a final decision, this book guides you every step of the way with clear, sensible advice and practical tips.
The College Finder by Ph.D. Steven R. Antonoff
The newly updated fourth edition is a unique resource for finding out about college majors, costs, athletics, religion, quality and much more. Essentially a book of lists, this is the way to identify colleges where students will get in and fit in! Written by Steve Antonoff, Ph.D
Creative Colleges by Elaina Loveland
A most useful resource for those who hope to make a living as actors, artists or musicians. It offers student profiles as well as academic and admissions information for creative colleges and conservatories.
Inside Honors: A Review of 60 Public University Honors Programs by John Willingham
Public university honors programs combine the resources and academic options of a large university with the more personalized academic instruction and attention of a small college. This book is the only public resource on these unique educational opportunities.
Colleges That Create Futures by Robert Franek
This Princeton Review book profiles 50 schools, some “brand names,” others lesser known, that are among the best at combining academics with career development including “hands-on” classroom instruction, service learning, internships and cooperative education.
The K & W Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities, 13th Edition by Princeton Review, Marybeth Kravets, and Imy Wax
Hundreds of thousands of students with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other learning differences head to college every year. This comprehensive guide makes it easy for those students and their families and guidance counselors to tackle the daunting process of finding the school that fits their needs best.
Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges, 4th Edition by Loren Pope
Choosing the right college has never been more important—or more difficult. For the latest edition of this classic college guide, Hilary Masell Oswald conducted her own tours of top schools and in-depth interviews, building on Loren Pope’s original to create a totally updated, more expansive work.
The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, 2nd Edition by Lynn O’Shaughnessy
This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process.
The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 Edition by The College Board
The 2018 edition of The Official SAT Study Guide doubles the number of official SAT® practice tests to eight – all of them created by the test maker. As part of the College Board’s commitment to transparency, all practice tests are available on the College Board’s website, but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 250 pages of additional instruction, guidance, and test information.
The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018 Edition (Book + Bonus Online Content) by ACT
This guide is the go-to handbook for ACT preparation and the only guide from the makers of the exam. The book and online content includes the actual ACT test forms (taken from real ACT exams). In addition, this comprehensive resource has everything students need to know about when they are preparing for and taking the ACT.
College Admissions, Information and Testing
- American College Test (ACT)
- Art Schools
- Business Schools
- Campus Tours
- Catholic Colleges and Universities
- College Board (PSAT, SAT Reasoning & Subject, AP)
- College Essay Guy (including tips for UC system essays)
- Colleges That Change Lives
- College Visits
- Educated Quest
- Fair Test
- Insider Information from College Students
- Jesuit Colleges and Universities
- Khan Academy (free test prep)
- Princeton Review
- Public Liberal Arts Colleges
- Public University Honors
- Times Higher Education World University Rankings
- Unigo (From a Student’s Perspective)
- Western Undergraduate Exchange
- Women’s Colleges
College Information and Application Types
Focus on California
- California Colleges
- University of California (9 colleges)
- California State University (23 colleges)
- California Private/Independent Colleges
- California Community College Information
- California Community College Transfer Agreements