With serious crime, race, union strikes, and soaring costs among the issues on Ivy League campuses, there is clearly a gap between how Americans perceive elite colleges and how they really are. In The Select, Howard Greene breaks through "the halo effect" to get to the truth about what life is really like at these universities.Using advanced polling techniques, extensive focus groups, and one-on-one in-depth interviews with students, Greene explores the crucial yet often ignored issues about the academic experience — the price of a prestigious education; dating and social life; safety on campus; alcohol, drugs, and eating disorders; political activism and correctness; and diversity and racism — in order to give parents and students a better overview of what to expect from America's top colleges.
Parents about to invest $40,000 a year to send their children to college read several books. Since there are more than 200,000 students applying for approximately 43,000 freshman positions, admission is more competitive than ever before.
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