Resources and Recommended Reading

There are many resources available to help students and families navigate the college search and application processes. For families embarking on the college process, here are links to helpful websites, recommended books for parents who are interested in narrative and anecdotal accounts of the college search and application process, as well as recommended College Guidebooks that are on reserve in the College Office.

Recommended College Guidebooks (copies are on reserve in the College Office):

  • Princeton Review: The Best 382 Colleges – Robert Franek
  • The Fiske Guide to Colleges – Edward B Fiske
  • The Insider’s Guide to Colleges – Yale Daily News
  • The College Finder – Steven R. Antonoff
  • The Students’ Guide to Colleges – Jordan Goldman & Colleen Buyers
  • Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges – Frederick E. Rugg

Recommended books for parents who are interested in narrative/anecdotal accounts of the college search/application process:

  • The Gatekeepers — Jacques Steinberg
  • Colleges that Change Live — Loren Pope
  • The Overachievers — Alexandra Robbins
  • Fat Envelope Frenzy — Joie Jager-Hyman
  • A Hope in the Unseen — Ron Suskind
  • Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be — Frank Bruno
  • How to Raise an Adult —  Julie Lythcott-Haims
  • The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior Year to College Life — Laura Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt