The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges–and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

Crown - This book is essential reading for anyone connected with higher education. Henry louis Gates, Jr. W. E. B. He reveals that colleges comply with title IX by giving scholarships to rich women in “patrician sports” like horseback riding and crew and repay congressmen for favors by admitting their children. Golden details the ways colleges chase after the children of the rich and powerful.

The dallas Morning News. The price of admission is a must-read not only for parents and students with a personal stake in college admissions but also for those disturbed by the growing divide between ordinary and privileged Americans. Praise for the price of Admission   “Deserves to become a classic.

The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates - The economist   “i was bowled over by The Price of Admission. National bestseller • “a disturbing exposé of the influence that wealth and power still exert on admission to the nation’s most prestigious universities. The washington post book world   “A fire-breathing, righteous attack on the culture of superprivilege.

Michael wolff, based on more than two years of investigative reporting, pulitzer prize winner Daniel Golden shatters the myth of an American meritocracy, in the New York Times Book Review   In this explosive book, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Fire and Fury, disclosing what elite colleges won’t tell you.

Naming names, big donors, along with grades and test scores, Golden lays bare a corrupt system in which middle-class and working-class whites and Asian Americans are routinely passed over in favor of wealthy white students with lesser credentials—children of alumni, or celebrities.

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

Penguin Books - The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. The gatekeepers provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges.

. I really didn't want the book to end. The new york Times. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges.

The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College - In the fall of 1999, new york times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University.

The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Harvard University Press - Anthony jack reveals how—and why—admission to elite schools does not mean acceptance for disadvantaged students, and he explains what schools can do differently to help the privileged poor thrive. Getting in is only half the battle. The struggles of less privileged students continue long after they’ve arrived on campus.

Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities

Henry Holt and Co. - In a knowledge-based economy, universities are repositories of valuable information and research, where brilliant minds of all nationalities mingle freely with few questions asked. He shows how relentlessly and ruthlessly this practice has permeated our culture, not just inside the US, but internationally as well.

Intelligence agencies have always recruited bright undergraduates, but now, in an era when espionage increasingly requires specialized scientific or technological expertise, they’re wooing higher-level academics—not just as analysts, but also for clandestine operations. Golden uncovers unbelievable campus activity—from the cia placing agents undercover in Harvard Kennedy School classes and staging academic conferences to persuade Iranian nuclear scientists to defect, and a tiny liberal arts college in Marietta, to a Chinese graduate student at Duke University stealing research for an invisibility cloak, Ohio, exchanging faculty with China’s most notorious spy school.

Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities - Golden, acclaimed author of the Price of Admission, blows the lid off this secret culture of espionage and its consequences at home and abroad. Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage—and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.

Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged as a frontline in the global spy game.

A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

Grand Central Publishing - A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

Free Press - As schools shift focus from the humanities to “practical” subjects like economics, students are losing the ability to think independently. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively and how to find a sense of purpose.

. Now he argues that elite colleges are turning out conformists without a compass. Excellent sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale’s admissions committee.

A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students those ‘sheep’, pushy parents, and admissions mayhem” People. As a professor at Yale, William Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply.

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life - He features quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and offering clear solutions on how to fix it. Excellent sheep is likely to make…a lasting mark…. He takes aim at just about the entirety of upper-middle-class life in America….

Mr. Deresiewicz’s book is packed full of what he wants more of in American life: passionate weirdness” The New York Times.

Behind The Ivy Curtain: A Data Driven Guide to Elite College Admissions

- The three unique things about this book:1. Cover designed by Matt Chase www. Chasematt. Com. It discusses what happens after you submit your application, so you understand how you're evaluated. 2. 3. I hope that together we can add more transparency to the admissions process and get kids to do fun things again and not constantly stress about the next test or grade or getting into Harvard.

The book is intended for high school students and parents who want to learn more about what happens "behind the scenes" in the admissions process and what things make an applicant competitive and what is just a waste of time. Professional college consultants charge thousands of dollars for this information, and here's your chance to get the same advice for just $5.

Behind The Ivy Curtain: A Data Driven Guide to Elite College Admissions - If you want to view a free resource that is more focused on exam prep, see www. Topcollegeadmit. Com. Much of the information is available online buried deep in forums and comments over the years. I analyzed sat/act/gpa/test scores as well as qualitative things like extracurriculars and recommendations/essays from the College Confidential forums to build up a database of profiles and admission outcomes.

It analyzes data from thousands of students via College Confidential forum posts to see what was effective. I was eager to share my information and advise other kids on the admissions process, and this book is my way to pass on that knowledge to the rest of the world.

Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

St. Martin's Press - They have pursued an agenda that could increase their wealth while their actions have mostly gone unchecked. They are entitled inheritors of the worst kind; their combination of ignorance, and an insatiable lust for power has caused havoc all over the world, arrogance, and may threaten the democracy of the United States.

Ward follows their trajectory from new jersey and New York City to the White House, where the couple’s many forays into policy-making and national security have mocked long-standing U. S. Instant new york times bestseller the first explosive book about javanka and their infamous rise to powerJared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America.

In kushner, Inc. Ward holds jared kushner and ivanka trump accountable: she unveils the couple’s self-serving transactional motivations and how those have propelled them into the highest levels of the US government where no one, the President included, has been able to stop them. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump’s White House is unprecedented and dangerous.

Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump - In kushner, Inc. Depicting themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency, appear disdainful of rules, like him, and reveals that Jared and Ivanka are not just the President’s chief enablers: they, investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created, of laws, and of ethics.

Policy and protocol.

Admissions Confidential: An Insider's Account of the Elite College Selection Process

St. Martin's Press - Admissions confidential is a definitive look at why those books don't work. Toor lifts the veil on a process that anxious parents and high school students have never had decoded before. And they may be shocked to find out:--that elite colleges spend thousands of dollars recruiting students they will never admit--why some students at the bottom of their high school classes are admitted to top schools when the valedictorians are rejected--how pricey independent college counselors can hurt an applicant's chances--why admission to a top school depends on who reads your application--why the top of the class at a high-performing high school may end up at their second and third choice Written in engaging first-person and covering the entire admissions process--from recruiting to enrollment--Admissions Confidential is a year in the life of a college admissions officer.

There are hundreds of books available that coach kids on writing college application essays, improving SAT scores and trying to beat the admissions system.


Grand Central Publishing - Admission. Her reluctance to confront the truth is suddenly overwhelmed by the resurfacing of a life-altering decision, and Portia is faced with an extraordinary test. Aren't there two sides to the word? And two opposing sides. It's what we let in, but it's also what we let out. For years, 38-year-old portia nathan has avoided the past, hiding behind her busy and sometimes punishing career as a Princeton University admissions officer and her dependable domestic life.

Admissions. Includes reading Group Guide*. Just as thousands of the nation's brightest students await her decision regarding their academic admission, so too must Portia decide whether to make her own ultimate admission. Admission is at once a fascinating look at the complex college admissions process and an emotional examination of what happens when the secrets of the past return and shake a woman's life to its core.

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College

Regan Arts. - 100% success rate: this is the bullet proof guide to getting into a top college from a consultant with a 100 percent success rate getting her clients into one of America’s best universities. Insider knowledge: Last year 35, 000 students applied to Harvard. Your child aced the SAT. But you must stress the right qualifications.

<. Your child is on the honor roll. Only 6 percent were accepted. Through a series of real-world case studies and with a store of deep insider knowledge, Chatterjee will help you navigate the thicket of college admissions and show parents and students what skills and attributes to stress and what to downplay when applying to your dream school.

The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College - A top college admissions insider exposes the never-before revealed secrets to getting into one of America’s elite colleges. Your child is smart. In the spirit of kitchen confidential, chatterjee gives readers an exclusive look inside the college admissions office—and the mind of a college admissions officer—and exposes just what elite schools look for in a potential student.

But is it enough to get into a top-tier college? in the dirty little Secrets of Getting into a Top College, educational consultant Pria Chatterjee simplifies the complicated process of college admissions, providing parents and students with the tools needed to secure a spot at one of America’s most competitive colleges.

Chatterjee, a harvard alum who interviews potential Harvard students as a member of the university’s schools committee, explains that you too can be a member of that elite group.