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On his way to Yale with the Sutton Trust, but wait... what's he reading? Could we ask for a better testimonial?

Uni in the USA bookJoshua Hunt is one of 175 students selected by the Sutton Trust and headed to the US this summer to take a look at Yale, Columbia, Harvard and other top unis. And what's he reading for indepth info before he goes? The picture says it all...Uni in the USA!  Check out the story in his hometown newspaper, the Grimsby Telegraph: High Flying Grimsby Student Wins Trip to Yale University in America

"Unbelievably useful; the different sections are written in a way that every student will understand with a good twist of humour! An awesome guide book!!" – Fifi

"Ah this book is so great, think I'm in love" –Violet

"An excellent book for someone who wishes to know the ins and outs of a diverse selection of US universities whilst having a giggle!" –Marianna 

"Uni in the USA was pretty much my lifeline from when I got it to when I chose my universities. It introduced me to so many amazing universities and helped me decide which ones were actually for me. Without Uni in the USA, I would probably have chosen unis just based on stats and pictures, and I wouldn't be half as happy as I am today!" - Student from Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School

"It's truly amazing at giving full descriptions of each individual university and what makes each one of them unique!" – Megan

"As you read you are immersed into each university's unique atmosphere. A must-have for anyone planning to study in the US." - Krysztof

"The ultimate guide book written by students for students, and a reliable source for anyone considering studying in the States!" –Sam

"Finding the right school in the US is about so much more than the raw facts: it's all about 'fit'. With the aid of Uni in the USA's personal and humorous advice, I was able to establish exactly what this meant for me and take the first steps into the daunting American college application process." - Student from Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

"It will make applying to an American university that bit easier which I am all the more grateful for." – Marco Marcelline

"Uni in the USA became the definitive wiki for my US application search. The broad overview and personal take was an excellent starting block for all my university research" - Student from Paston College (North Walsham)

"Everywhere I looked, all I could find was a tidal wave of favourable statistics about every university. Uni in the USA helped me cut through the numbers and establish which schools fitted my educational and life goals best." - Student from Torquay Boys' Grammar School (Torquay)

"Uni in the USA provided me with with the qualitative information to begin getting a firm idea of what type of unis were a good 'fit' for me. In this capacity, it has been absolutely vital in my final decisions of where to apply!" - Student who applied to Colorado College ED

"Personally I found it extremely useful.  Even though I didn't apply in the end, the guide gave a really useful insight and I pretty much had 12 unis in mind just from reading it." - Sutton Trust US Summer School student

"I just got a full-scholarship offer from Reed College, which I was inspired to apply to after reading your review and hearing you talk about it. I referred to Uni in the USA in my supplement too, and I think this accessible and personal description of the college allowed me to draw on aspects which I couldn't know about without visiting (obviously I cited you!), which probably gave my application some credit." - Sutton Trust US Summer School student

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