Columbus Area Home to 6 of the Best Colleges in the Country


For over three decades, Fiske Guide to Colleges has helped millions of parents, counselors, and students navigate the college search process by providing an honest and in-depth look at the best and most interesting schools. This year, 6 universities in the Columbus area are highlighted in the 2018 edition of this #1 bestselling and most trusted college guide.

Columbus-area schools featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 include:

  • Denison University (Granville)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier)
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University (Athens)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware)
  • Wittenberg University (Springfield)

Compiled by former New York Times Education Editor Edward B. Fiske, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 [ISBN-13: 9781402260681; $24.99 U.S.; College Guide/Reference; Trade Paper] presents comprehensive information and an insider’s perspective on over 300 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 seeks to help college-bound students broaden their horizons and find the school that perfectly fits their unique personalities, needs, goals, interests, and talents.

About the Author:

In 1980, when he was education editor of the New York Times, Edward B. Fiske sensed that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. Thus was born the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

He left the New York Times in 1991 to pursue a variety of educational and journalistic interests, including a book on school reform, Smart Schools, Smart Kids. When not visiting colleges, he can be found playing tennis, sailing, or doing research on the educational problems of South Africa and other third world countries for UNESCO and other international organizations. Fiske lives in Durham, N.C., near the campus of Duke University, where his wife, Helen Ladd, is a member of the faculty.

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