Tests & Tips
This site provides virtual college tours, most with clickable
maps that take you to more info.for each area of the campus. The
tours are often illustrated with colorful photos or even live
video. Extras include "Web-Dormers," in which students broadcast
their dorm rooms in real time (in case you're wondering what living
on campus is really like!), a financial aid section, and
a message board.
If you have a state, region, or program of study in mind for
college, this site could be a great starting point for researching
different options and narrowing down possible schools selections.
Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, the site
will also direct you to colleges and universities according to the
level of award you are seeking, be it a Bachelor's or Associate's
This page provides comprehensive
information for the college bound on testing, affording, choosing
a college, and investigating majors. Students can either search
for particular colleges or degrees by location or they can use the
"Get Matched to Schools" feature for personalized information.
The option to speak to an actual person (without charge) is also
offered, and the 1-800 number is not difficult to find.
You can apply to colleges online (though the schools do still
require an application fee) or sign-up for a free service in which
interested schools can recruit you based on your online profile.
The "Matchmaker" feature offers lists of colleges that might be right
for you based on your preferences in terms of location, cost, available
majors, student body, campus activities, and more. The site
covers undergraduate, graduate, business, technical, and international
programs. Plus, you'll find plenty of advice on everything from
preparing for the SATs to surviving your roomate!
Colleges and Universities
News & World Report College Ranking
A very complete online guide to choosing and paying for a college.
Sections include tips on finding a summer job, financial aid information
that is based on need and/or merit (grades, etc.), feature articles
on getting in to the college of your choice, links to various colleges
and much more.
online version of the popular news magazine's college rankings,
this site provides many nifty interactive features, such
as a "College Search" that allows you to narrow your selections
by geographic region, cost, or distance from home, and a
"Personality Quiz" designed to pinpoint the colleges ideally
suited to you! See the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign's
site above for a more balanced approach to college rankings.
links to information on two year colleges. Although you
cannot search for a particular school by name, the site
is arranged by state and is easy to navigate. The site
is illustrated with attractive color photographs of each
campus. It includes online course schedules, information
about programs, courses & faculty, registration and
admission information, and much more.
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