The guide is notable as much for its focus on each school's personality and quality of life as for its statistical data and admissions information. (AP column Financial Bookshelf
About the Author
Edward Fiske served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times, where he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He is also the author of the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.