Search - List of Books by Loren Pope

Loren Brooks Pope (July 13, 1910 – September 23, 2008) was an American writer and independent college placement counselor.

In 1965, Pope, a former newspaperman and education editor of The New York Times, founded the College Placement Bureau, one of the first independent college placement counseling services in the United States. He was a graduate of DePauw University.

His first book, The Right College: How to Get In, Stay In, Get Back In (Macmillan, 1970), was followed by a nationally syndicated article series, "Twenty Myths That Can Jinx Your College Choice," published in The Washington Post Magazine and Reader's Digest. A second book, Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You (Penguin, 1995), was written and published several years later.

His final and best-selling work, Colleges That Change Lives (Penguin, 1996), profiled his top 40 choices...schools that he claimed would "do as much as, and perhaps even more than, any name-brand schools to fully educate students and to give them rich, full lives". Many readers felt his books were helpful in choosing a college that caters to the individual needs of students. He focused mainly on private liberal arts colleges, usually with about 1500 students.

Pope was also known for commissioning the Pope-Leighey House in 1939, designed and constructed originally in Falls Church, Virginia, by Frank Lloyd Wright. Pope, who was working as a $50-a-week copy editor at the Washington Evening Star (his employer financed the construction), convinced Wright to build the small house (less than 1,200 square feet) by writing him a famously flattering letter. Pope opened, "There are certain things a man wants during life, and, of life. Material things and things of the spirit. The writer has one fervent wish that includes both. It is for a house created by you." He closed with the plea, "Will you create a house for us? Will you?" The architect's reply was brief: "Dear Loren Pope: Of course I am ready to give you a house."

Pope married and divorced Charlotte Swart Pope and Ida Wallace Pope. Pope was married 24 years to Viola Barrett Greenland Pope (August 21, 1911 - August 14, 2008), who lived to the age of 96. Both Loren and Viola are buried at Aquia Church Graveyard in Stafford, Virginia.
This author page uses material from the Wikipedia article "Loren Pope", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0
Total Books: 10
Colleges That Change Lives 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
Colleges That Change Lives 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
Looking Beyond the Ivy League Finding the College That's Right for You
Colleges That Change Lives 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges
Colleges That Change Lives
2006 - Colleges That Change Lives [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781417757251
ISBN-10: 1417757256
  ?

Colleges That Change Lives  40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student
Colleges That Change Lives 40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student
Looking Beyond the Ivy League Finding the College That's Right for You
1995 - Looking Beyond the IVy League Finding the College That's Right for You (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140239522
ISBN-10: 0140239529
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 7

Looking Beyond the Ivy League Finding
1990 - Looking Beyond the IVy League Finding (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140122091
ISBN-10: 0140122095
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  ?

Colleges That Change Lives
Colleges That Change Lives (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780613310826
ISBN-10: 0613310829
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction, Engineering & Transportation
  ?