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The Hidden Ivies : 63 of America’s Top Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities



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Author: Howard Greene

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Publish Date: 22 Aug 2016

ISBN-13: 9780062420909

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

Completely revised and updated with a dozen new colleges and universities, the essential guide students need to help them choose and gain admission to the outstanding schools that fit them best.

Based on Howard and Matthew Greene’s years of counseling experience and research, The Hidden Ivies is an invaluable, in-depth look inside sixty-three renowned academic institutions. These private colleges and universities offer students a broad liberal arts education that will help them build a strong foundation for the rest of their lives. The Greenes help families understand what makes an Ivy League college so desirable, and why these Hidden Ivies (some less well-known than others) offer an educational and personal experience to rival that found on Ivy campuses.

In this fully revised and updated edition-featuring new institutions, including Dickinson College, Fordham University, and Southern Methodist University-the premier educational consultants and authors of Making It Into a Top College take you school-by-school, revealing:

Why these are unique institutions of exceptional merit
What criteria to use in evaluating different programs
The admissions requirements for each selective school
How to approach the selective college admissions process today
Student perspectives on their college experiences
The value of pursuing a liberal arts education

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions every student-and their parents-will ever make. With costs rising and so many to choose from-and the competition for acceptance more intense than ever before-The Hidden Ivies offers invaluable insights and advice to help every student choose and apply to the right school: the place where they will thrive, academically, socially, and personally.
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About the Author

Howard Greene, M.A., M.Ed., is the president of Howard Greene & Associates, the nation’s leading independent educational consulting company, and is a former Princeton University admissions officer and member of the Faculty Board of Advisors. Howard has counseled thousands of students for almost forty years and has been a consultant for numerous schools, colleges, and corporations. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he holds master’s degrees from Harvard and New York University. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut.

Matthew W. Greene, Ph.D., is Educational Director of Howard Greene & Associates. Matthew has consulted with families for a dozen years and often writes and speaks on educational planning and college admissions issues. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Matthew has taught and advised students at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned his doctorate in public policy. He lives in Wilton, Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

Based on Howard and Matthew Greenes’ years of counseling experience as well as exclusive surveys and interviews with students, college presidents, deans of faculty, and other administrators, The Hidden Ivies presents an inside perspective of these 63 renowned academic institutions. In this fully revised and updated edition, featuring new institutions that have established themselves as Hidden Ivies, leading educational consultants Howard and Matthew Greene go school-by-school to show you:

Why these are unique institutions of exceptional meritWhat criteria to use in evaluating different programsWhat each admissions office is looking forStudent perspectives on their college experiencesThe value of pursuing a liberal arts educationChoosing a college is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make. With costs rising, so many schools to choose from, and the competition for acceptance more intense than ever before, The Hidden Ivies offers invaluable insights and advice to help students choose and apply to the right schools–the places where they will thrive academically, socially, and personally.
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