The Yale Daily News Books Division

The Yale Daily News has taken advantage of its over 120 years of publishing history to write several informative books targeted at current and future college students. These include the flagship Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, The Yale Daily News Guide to Internships, The Yale Daily News Guide to Fellowships and Grants, Working Knowledge, and more. All publications on this page are available through, as well as your local bookstore.
Insiders Guide

The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2011

The Straight-Talking Student’s Guide to the Colleges

For more than thirty years, The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges has been the favorite resource of high school seniors across the country, because it is the only comprehensive college reference written and researched by students for students. In interviews with hundreds of peers on campuses all over the country, our writers have gotten the inside scoop on every school–on topics from professors and campus life to dorms and student activities. Each school profile in The Insider’s Guide cuts through the veneer of brochures and common stereotypes to reveal the college as it’s seen through the eyes of its students.

This comprehensive guide includes:

—Revealing profiles of 320 top schools in the United States and Canada
—Essential statistics for every school, from acceptance rate to the most popular majors
—A “College Finder” that helps students find the schools that are right for them
—”FYI” sections with candid student opinions and outrageous advice

Pick up a copy of the most student-friendly guidebook today and learn what each college is really like. Order online today! Usually ships from within 24 hours.

Praise for The Insider’s Guide:

“Savvy parents and students hold this book to be a must-read.”
-New York Daily News

“Who better to tell prospective students about life at college than current students”
-Boston Herald

“The granddaddy of the student-to-student genre.”
-The New York Times

“Invaluable in choosing and getting into a college.”
-Chicago Tribune

Top Ten Preppiest Student Bodies

Babson College
Colgate University
Princeton University
Rollins College
Trinity College (CT)
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis

Top Ten Most Studious Schools

Amherst College
California Institute of Technology
Davidson College
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Reed College
Rochester Institute of Technology
United States Military Academy
University of Chicago

Candid Student Opinions

California Institute of Technology
“Getting an education [here] is like drinking from a fire hose.”

Rhode Island School of Design
“Everyone has their own style and would be weird if you were normal.”

Hampshire College
“Hampshire is the only school where you could walk across campus wearing nothing but stiletto heels and have somebody look you straight in the eyes and say, ‘Those are great shoes, man, where’d you get them’?”

Wesleyan University
“If there weren’t decent vegetarian options here, the student body would mobilize and protest; that’s what we do here at Wesleyan.”

Emory University
“There are too many designer purses here for my taste, but they aren’t really a requirement.”

Case Western Reserve University
“[Case] makes you proud of being nerdy and allows you to explore interests you never knew you had.”

The Yale Daily News Guide to Internships 2000

The Essential Guide to Landing an Internship that Launches Your Career

Launch Your Career with the Right Internship.
Knowing where to apply doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to create a competitive application package. That’s why Kaplan and the Yale Daily News teamed up to produce the Yale Daily News Guide to Internships, your “start-to-finish” guide to the entire internship process.
This complete guide includes:
* Student-to-Student Advice, from the real experts — interns. In candid interviews with Yale Daily News reporters, past interns describe their experiences, offer advice, and give tips on how to make the most of your internship and build it into a rewarding career
* Special Internet Research Section outlining the ins and outs of finding hot internships on the Web
* Comprehensive List of Thousands of Internships in a wide range of fields, including business, entertainment, finance, public policy, technology, and more

Order your copy of The Yale Daily News Guide to Internships online today! Usually ships within 24 hours.

The Yale Daily News Guide to Fellowships and Grants

More than $1 Billion in Free Money for Graduate School

“The premiere guide for accessing free money for graduate school.”

The complete Yale Daily News Guide to Fellowships and Grants includes:
* Latest, Most Accurate Information
Fellowships and grants in a wide range of fields, including public policy, health sciences, law, business, and more.
* The Biggest and Best-Funded Programs
Avoid wasting time wading through hundreds of insignificant or school-specific grants. Every fellowship and grant listed in this book is worth $1,000 or more, does not have to be repaid, and can be used at different schools.
* Hear from Students Who’ve Been Successful
Students give practical advice and helpful tips on creating an application package that gets you noticed.

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Working Knowledge

The Yale Daily News – Working Knowledge
What to do in College NOW to get the job you want

“This book is refreshingly different from most other what-to-do-after-college guides.” —

“What can I do now, while I’m still in college, to prepare for my career?”

“Will the classes I choose now really affect my job later?”

“How can I find our what job I’m really suited for?”

The choices you make now always affect those you make later, and college life is no exception. The classes you choose, the sports you play, the clubs you join, the people you befriend, and the opportunities you seek all play a role in your future in ways obvious and subtle. Having survived both college and the post-college job search, main author Julia Kahr provides a thorough overview of the choices that you as a college student face today and advice on how to turn those decisions into the beginnings of a dream career.

Drawing on over 150 interviews with college graduates who are now successes in their respective careers, this book shows you how these people faced the choices they made in college and what the consequences of those choices were. Their decisions serve as an example for all college students today, and their mistakes — there are more than a few — provide equally valuable insight on which activities in college really pay dividends.

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