The 2021 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges guidebook offers comprehensive advice for high school students and their families regarding how to find the most suitable colleges, to navigate the application process, and to pay for a college education. In a colorful, magazine-style format, Best Colleges 2021 features interviews with college admissions officers about what to include and to avoid on applications, plus U.S. News' extensive and exclusive rankings of U.S. undergraduate programs. Leading education journalists will explain emerging trends in higher education, including the impact of the coronavirus, and what they mean for undergraduate students. Note: Advertisements from leading colleges and other reputable organizations enable us to offer this valuable guidebook at an affordable price. Advertisements do not influence current or future rankings. Plus: - Profiles of recent high school grads and how they selected a college - A calendar of important tasks for the college-bound student - State-by-state directory profiling nearly 1,600 schools For more than 30 years, U.S. News' "Best" publications have been the definitive consumer guides to higher education in the United States. As The Washington Post noted, "You can't pass up the granddaddy of college rankings." Note: Advertisements from universities and other reputable organizations enable us to offer this valuable guidebook at an affordable price. Advertisements do not influence current or future rankings.