College Uncensored
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College Uncensored

Honest Stories of Hard Decisions, Disappointments and Triumphs from College Students

About the Book


Many parents and students we've spoken to feel confused and overwhelmed by the amount of conflicting, misleading, and even blatantly false information available on the US college system.

So we decided to make a book.

College Uncensored is the best way for parents to receive honest information about US colleges straight from the lives of students themselves.

This book contains 10 in-depth interviews with students sharing their honest stories, reflections, and opinions on their college experience.

It has interviews with students who took unconventional paths to college, made bold decisions, and who want share their thoughtful perspectives with others.


This book discusses many topics aspects of a US college, including

  • Drug use
  • Racism and classicism
  • Academic pressure and environment
  • Job prospects
  • Social life and dating culture


You should read this book if:

  • You are a high school student who is interested in learning about what college is really like.
  • You are a parent who would like to better understand US colleges and universities.
  • You are a college student looking to transfer to another university. This book can give you a glimpse at what other campuses are like.

About the Author

Carl Shan
Carl Shan, Amit Pasupathy, Allison Tam, Jeffrey Chan

This book was created by four friends. Two in high school, one in college and one recent grad. Despite our age differences, all four of us experienced a lack of transparent knowledge about what going to college truly be like.

That's why we made this book.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • What is in this book?
    • Are you a parent or a first-generation immigrant trying to understand US colleges?
    • Are you a high school student choosing between colleges?
    • Are you about to begin the college admissions process?
    • Are you just interested in reading the stories of college students?
  • Cindy - University of Chicago
  • Anish - Harvard University
  • Jean - Stanford University
  • Scott - Northwestern University
  • Michelle - Syracuse University
  • Joshua - De Anza Community College
  • Julia - Southern Methodist University
  • Kyle - UC Berkeley
  • Tara - UC Santa Barbara
  • Rachel - Pomona College
  • Shannon - Georgetown University
  • About The Authors

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