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On Choosing the Right College

John Zmirak appears on InsideAcademia.tv this week to talk about his role as editor of Choosing the Right College, a review of America’s top 140 colleges and universities, and CollegeGuide.org from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

What makes a college overpriced? How do you avoid (or find) “party” schools? Where are the very best and worst schools? These questions and more are answered.

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