Virginia schools featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges

After SchoolThis year, four Virginia schools have been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, and including 300+ schools from the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Great Britain,  the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 (ISBN: 9781402260650; July 2014; $23.99 U.S.; College Guide/Reference; Trade Paper) is an indispensable source of information for college-bound students and their parents.

Virginia schools featured in the 31st edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges include:

  • Hampden-Sydney College

“The last bastion of the Southern gentleman and one of two all-male colleges in the nation. Feeder school to the economic establishment in Richmond” (pg. 295).

  • University of Richmond

“Offers students a preprofessional climate rooted in the liberal arts with touches of the Old South. Though located in the former capital of the Confederacy, there are plenty of Yankee voices on UR’s forward-looking campus” (pg. 594).

  • University of Virginia

“Relatively small for a top-notch public flagship, UVA combines old-line conservatism with a touch of rowdy frat boy” (pg. 735).

  • College of William and Mary

“Founded in 1693 as a private university, William and Mary is the original public Ivy. History, government, and international studies are among the strongest departments” (pg. 784).

The Fiske Guide to Colleges is America’s #1 bestselling college guide that includes a full description of each school, tips from current students about the ins and outs of their colleges, and Fiske’s exclusive academic, social, and quality-of-life ratings for each school.


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