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So, how do you narrow down your college list?

No matter where you are in your college search, you’ve probably heard of the basic search criteria: size, location, public vs. private, etc. But do you know the questions to consider that will help you narrow down your list of schools?

In this exclusive excerpt from Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College, you’ll get expert advice on the trade-offs between different types of schools and how to decide what’s most important to you.

If you go to a better known school, will you have a better chance of getting a job after graduation?



What type of school will offer you the most educational opportunities?


How can you tell what kind of personality a college has—and how much does personality matter?

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When I was education editor of the New York Times, I realized that families needed honest, reliable information about colleges. That’s why I’ve published the #1 bestselling Fiske Guide to Colleges for thirty years—to help college-bound students find their best-fit schools.

“The Fiske Interactive College Guide 2012 is a worthwhile buy for youngsters contemplating college and their parents. It provides as complete a picture of available universities that’s available, so you’ll be making the best decision for you in the long run.”

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—Edward B. Fiske
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