College Search

Common App Application for almost 900 US-based universities

Big Future (College Board company) Comprehensive, current and complete profiles of every college in the United States and many across the globe. Allows for many search criteria to consider when searching for your perfect match.

Cappex Comprehensive, current and complete profiles of most college in the United States, Canada and UK as well as a scholarship database, with advanced matching algorithms. A great tool for organizing your list

College Confidential Platform with a search tool and a great forum for any question about any college

Niche Provides student-sourced details for each college on its list that is aggregated into a “report card” and overall grade. Niche gives grades for professors, athletics, dorms and safety, among other concerns. Plus, it creates its rankings based on data from the U.S. Department of Education (DoED) so that you can browse colleges by state or major.Very helpful resourceafter college acceptances come in, to make your final college decision.

Peterson’s: Search tool Comprehensive, current and complete profiles of most universities in the United States, Canada and UK as well as some in other European countries. Its College Discovery Center provides pre-made lists of schools categorized by major or field.There are additional resources for test preparation and scholarships.

Princeton Review Comprehensive, current and complete profiles of every college in the United States and Canada. Additional resources for test preparation.

US News and World Report Comprehensive university search tool and rankings platform

Virtual Campus Tours

Most universities now offer virtual tours on their own websites.

 

Campus Reel Discover Colleges, Experiences & Vibes

Campus Tours Interactive Virtual Tours and Campus Maps

You Visit Want to virtually tour campuses?

Test Preparation

College Board (Parent company to SAT)Website to find SAT dates, register for SAT and some free tools and practice exams

Khan Academy – Excellent, free online SAT prep tool that customizes the practices problems specific to your needs

Princeton Review on SATs – In addition to their paid programs, they offer some free test prep sessions and free practice tests

The Prepfactory is a great free resource. Very user-friendly with lots of skill building and test taking options.

Veritas Prep Offers free test prep for the SAT and the ACT, but more robust material for the SAT. They offer videos for test taking strategies, on-line practice tests, and lesson videos. This site also offers fee-based services including practice tests, on-line tutoring and on-line group classes. Explore what they have to offer to see if it is a good fit for you.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Search

Most financial aid tools are geared toward US citizens. International students are eligible for some private scholarships as well as need-based financial aid at certain universities. Search tools can help find offerings for non-US citizens.

CSS Profile The profile is required by many schools for determining aid.

FAFSA.gov (for US Citizens)

The FAFSA4Caster Link for students and parents to begin the process of applying for financial aid. It is a resource that can give families an idea of what will be required when completing the FAFSA, which can be an overwhelming process.

Finaid.org Student guide to financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Fastweb is a scholarship matching website.

Scholarships .com large scholarships search site

Scholarship Scams awareness Important resource on spotting scams

Student-Athletes

NCAA Eligibility Center  First stop for all students looking to play athletics at the DI or DII levels

NAIA Eligibility Center  First stop for all students looking to play athletics at a NAIA school

Women’s Sports Foundation Education, outreach, advocacy for women’s sports