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Customize and streamline your college search with a 12-month subscription to Fiske Interactive Online. Adapted from the #1 bestselling college guide, this online resource allows students, families, and educators to access over 300 detailed profiles of the best colleges in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada.  With easy-to-use online tools, you can create personalized college lists, visualize campuses, track upcoming deadlines, and discover schools that match your student’s academic, financial, and social preferences.

Fiske Interactive Online goes beyond the book to help students find the right college for them with innovative online features:

Detailed School Profiles
All of the important college information you need is in one place—including exclusive academic, social, and quality of life ratings, key statistics, and comprehensive write ups—so students can spend more time learning about schools and less time searching for them.

Personalized College Lists and Note Taking Capabilities
Students can save their favorite colleges, along with notes and questions, so they can come back to them at any time.

Built-In Google Maps
With campus photographs and maps of the surrounding area, students can picture themselves on college campuses before they even plan a visit.

Overlap Schools
Students will discover more schools that are similar to their favorites based on their academic, financial, and social preferences.

Why is the Fiske Guide to Colleges the #1 Bestselling College Guide?

Fiske Interactive Online is adapted from the leading guide to over 300 colleges and universities—the Fiske Guide to Colleges.  The Fiske Guide to Colleges has been an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents. As both a journalist and a pioneer in education, Edward Fiske provides a complete insiders look with detailed descriptions of campus life, academics, culture, and more.  

In addition to the candid essays on each school, you will find:

·   40+ schools that deliver the best education at the most reasonable costs

·   Real feedback from school’s current students

·   Essential information on how to apply

·   Selectivity statistics and SAT/ACT scores

·   Lists of the strongest majors and programs at each college

·   Percentage of students receiving need-based financial aid

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About Edward B. Fiske

In 1980, when he was education editor of the New York Times, Edward B. Fiske saw a need among college-bound students and their families for better information about colleges. He created the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a guidebook that is unsurpassed in its descriptions of the culture and way of life at each of the schools he visited.

Fiske left the New York Times in 1991 to pursue a variety of educational and journalistic interests, including a book on school reform, Smart Schools, Smart Kids. When not visiting colleges, he can be found playing tennis, sailing, or doing research on the educational problems of South Africa and other third world countries for UNESCO and other international organizations. He lives in Durham, N.C., near the campus of Duke University, where his wife, Helen Ladd, is a member of the faculty. They are coauthors of When Schools Compete: A Cautionary Tale, Elusive Equity: Education Reform in Post-Apartheid South Africa, and Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy.