Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ten must-read books about higher education in America

At the Christian Science Monitor, Kristin Rawls came up with a list of ten must-read books about higher education in America, including:
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College, by Jacques Steinberg

This is another in-depth look at the college admissions process, written by a New York Times reporter who was given unprecedented access to admissions at Wesleyan University. For better or worse, the book explains what many universities value in college applications (e.g., high test scores) and what often gets overlooked, like essays and other supplementary materials.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue