The rumor that college students eat nothing but Ramen may be a myth, but it is true that college students are always looking to save money. While some steal the neighbor’s Wi-Fi, others undertake competitive textbook shopping. Here are the going rates of All-University Core Curriculum courses that are commonly taken.
“Exploring Psychology in Modules” by David G. Myers (9781464163418)
Colorado State University Bookstore used: $29
Rams Book Store used: $56.25, rent used: $36
“Art: A Brief History” by Marilyn Stokstad (9780205017027 or 9780205202041)
Rams Book Store looseleaf used: $77, rent used: $49.28
“Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture” by Joshua Cole (9780393922141 or 9780393123715)
CSU Bookstore new: $118.75, used: $75, new rental: $70.25, used rental: $63.75 (looseleaf new: $84, used: $63)
“Ethics in Higher Education” edited by Nancy Henke, Lisa Langstraat, Adam Mackie & Emily Morgan (9781598717235)
CSU Bookstore new: $54.75, used: $19
Rams Book Store used: $25, rent used: $38.45
Amazon used: $9.73*
“Calculations in Chemistry” by Donald J. Dahm & Eric A. Nelson (9780393912869)
CSU Bookstore new: $42, used: $28.50
Rams Book Store used: $26.25, rent used: $16.80
*Prices do not include shipping.
Collegian Managing Editor Katie Schmidt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @KatieDSchmidt.