College Search Recommended Reading

Here are some of my top resources for researching colleges. I have included links to each book on Amazon, but you can find them at any bookstore or your local library.

Click on titles below to see each book on Amazon.

My “Must Haves”

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

College Match: A Blueprint for Choosing the Best School for You, 12th Edition

The Hidden Ivies, 2nd Edition: 50 Top Colleges – from Amherst to Williams – That Rival the Ivy League (Greene’s Guides)

The Best 379 Colleges, 2017 Edition (College Admissions Guides)

More Guidebooks

Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, and Just Plain Different (Cool Colleges: For the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming, & Just Plain Different)

Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges, 27th Edition

Choosing the Right College 2014-15: The Inside Scoop on Elite Schools and Outstanding Lesser-Known Institutions

America’s Best Colleges for B Students: A College Guide for Students Without Straight A’s

America’s Best Kept College Secrets: The Updated Edition Featuring New College Profiles
Find the Perfect College for You: 82 Exceptional Schools That Fit Your Personality and Learning Style

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, 2015: Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 41st Edition

The Ultimate Guide to America’s Best Colleges

Profiles of American Colleges 2017 (Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges)

Students’ Guide to Colleges: The Definitive Guide to America’s Top 100 Schools Written by the Real Experts–t he Students Who Attend Them

Specialized Books  (Great if they match your search needs.)

(If you want to learn more about majors and which schools offer them.)
Book of Majors 2017 (College Board Book of Majors)

The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences, 12th Edition: 350 Schools with Programs or Services for Students with ADHD or Learning Disabilities (College Admissions Guides)

Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers

The Ultimate Resource Guide to Our HBCUs

The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students

College Athletics

Get Recruited to Play Women’s College Soccer: A Step-By-Step Guide to Navigate the World of College Soccer Recruiting
Moving the Chains: A Parent’s Guide to High School Football Recruiting

Beyond Friday Nights: College Football Recruiting for Players and Parents

The High School Athlete’s Guide to College Baseball

The High School Athlete’s Guide to College Sports

The Student Athlete’s Guide to Getting Recruited: How to Win Scholarships, Attract Colleges and Excel as an Athlete

Performing & Visual Arts

Art College Admissions: An Insider’s Guide to Art Portfolio Preparation, Selecting the Right College, and Gaining Admission with Scholarships

College Guide for Performing Arts Majors: The Real-World Admission Guide for Dance, Music, and Theater Majors (Peterson’s College Guide for Performing Arts Majors)

College Guide for Visual Arts Majors (Peterson’s College Guide for Visual Arts Majors

A Guide to College Choices for the Performing and Visual Arts

I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theatre