“A school that can appeal to both the left and right side of students’ brains.”

That’s how former New York Times education editor Edward Fiske describes Lawrence University in his just-published “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013.”

The guide, a selective and systematic look at 319 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain, is published annually as a resource for college-bound students and their families on which to base their educational choices.

In a profile of Lawrence, Fiske cites the college for its “eclectic approach to learning that attracts interested and interesting students from around the world.”  The guide also highlights Lawrence’s commitment to individualized learning, the expertise of the faculty and its broad, off-campus study opportunities.

Among the guides features:

 updated overviews of the best and most interesting colleges and universities with details on academics, campus setting, student body, financial aid, housing, food, social life and extracurricular activities

 • a listing of schools that no longer require the SAT or ACT of all applicants, of which Lawrence is one.

  a “If You Apply To” feature, which contains vital information about each college’s admission policies, including deadlines and essay topics.

Fiske spent 17 years as education editor of the New York Times. He compiles his guide as a tool to broaden students’ horizons about American higher education and help them select the right college that coincides with their particular needs, goals, interests, talents and personalities.

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a world-class conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. Ranked among America’s best colleges by Forbes, it was selected for inclusion in the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,450 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries. Follow Lawrence on Facebook.