Competitive Colleges by Fern A. Oram

A basic guide to colleges. I tagged several colleges mentioned in the book while reading it, but I never did follow up with them. Not a very persuasive or memorable book.

The information was elementary, and less than you would get if you went to a session about the specific college in the guide or spent ten minutes on their website.

Although, I’d suggest the later because the more interest you show in a college by showing up for their sessions or going on a campus visit, the more they show an interest in you. Or, so I’ve been told.

Still, the introduction is helpful as it’s been written by a director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Michigan. The rest really isn’t worth your time.

Book Mentioned:

  • Oram, Fern A. Competitive Colleges: 440 Colleges for Top Students. Lincoln, NE: Peterson’s, 2007. Print. 548 pgs. ISBN: 0768917530. Source: Borrowed from my mom.
Book Cover © Peterson’s. Retrieved: December 1, 2008.

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