Perspectives on College and College Admission: Some Reading


You may already be tired of reading all the “how to get into college” books out there and I don’t blame you. On this blog I have a page devoted to books about college, college admission and related subjects (including teenagers) that offer some perspective and context about the whole ball of wax. I try to list volumes that are entertaining as well as thoughtful, insightful, and revealing.

I’ve boiled the list down for my blog, which you can find HERE. Let me know what you think and feel free to suggest additional books.



About Will Dix

I am currently writing a book about college admission. I'm interested in the intersection of the college process and American culture. I attended Amherst College in the 1970s, taught high school English and theater at The Hill School in the '80s, returned to Amherst in the '90s as an admission dean, and began the '00s as a college counselor at the University of Chicago Laboratory School. I then joined Chicago Scholars as Program Director. Currently, I blog about college admission for I also help community organizations serving low income students understand the college admission process so more students can consider gaining access to higher education. I have a few private college counseling clients that I take by referral only. The views expressed in this blog are mine alone.
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