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Annual University Guide Rates Local School

UC Santa Cruz is one of 28 California schools included in the 2013 rendition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

With early admission deadlines for colleges already past, college-bound high school seniors and transfer students in Santa Cruz have some difficult decisions looming this winter: where to send those remaining college applications to.

Most college deadlines are coming up in January and February. To help with that decision, the Fiske Guide to Colleges recently released its 2013 edition.

There are more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States; Fiske gives a systematic look at more than 300 schools in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. 

UC Santa Cruz was among the 28 California schools analyzed in the guide. The guide said students "come to UCSC to do their own thing" but students are more conventional than they used to be.

The California schools featured in Fiske 2013 include:

  • UC-Berkeley
  • UC-Davis
  • UC-Irvine
  • UC-Los Angeles
  • UC-Riverside
  • UC-San Diego
  • UC-Santa Barbara
  • UC-Santa Cruz
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Chapman University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Deep Springs College*
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Mills College
  • Occidental College
  • University of the Pacific
  • Pepperdine University
  • Pitzer College
  • Pomona College
  • University of Redlands
  • University of San Diego
  • University of San Francisco
  • Santa Clara University
  • Scripps College
  • University of Southern California
  • Stanford University
  • Whittier College

The Fiske Guide to Colleges is also available as an iPad app on iTunes and a Web app on CollegeCountdown.com. It's compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske.

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