Campus Life

Rent College Textbooks?

Back when Earth was still cooling down from its formation, I went to college. One of the biggest and most annoying expenses I faced was the cost of textbooks. One particulary nasty outlay came from an art history course I took (so lovingly referred to by us as Art in the Dark). The text was Janson's History of Art, a huge coffee table-size volume that has since morphed into a multi-volume set, selling on Amazon for about $150. Yikes.

Anyway, since I needed food money more than glossy van Gogh, I found a copy (then only one volume) in my local library and managed to keep it out for most of the 10-week term Penn State invoked at that time.

Keep reading Show less
Find Your Best Fit
Find your best fit college and track your favorite colleges.
FORUMS
Connect with your future classmates
GUIDANCE
Offer not stacking up? These articles may help
GUIDANCE
Expert advice and answers to common SAT and ACT questions