Looking for the right college for you can be a daunting task, to say the least.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the U.S. there are well over 4,000 to choose from. With so many options, where do you even begin your search?
Fortunately there are tons of college search websites out there to help you in your decision-making process. We’ve whittled it down to five of the best ones out there for finding the perfect college fit for you.
The Princeton Review has been helping college and grad-bound students find the right school for over 30 years now by surveying college students to get their opinions about everything from campus life to the best courses to financial aid availability. Their college search tool let’s you search by state and major, as well as other criteria like activities, tuition, and sports.
Long known as the leading college ranking publication, U.S. News & World Report offers a comprehensive college search website that let’s you search by things like enrollment, average high school GPA, and even acceptance rate.
If you’re looking for an accredited school, i.e., a school that’s been officially recognized by other colleges, employers, government agencies, and independent organizations for meeting certain standards in academic quality, look no further than Accredited Schools Online. In addition to providing valuable information on how accreditation works, this website offers an extensive database of both traditional and online accredited programs and schools to choose from.
With over 50 years of experience, Peterson’s provides a ton of information on college, from advice and resources about student loans to information about college life in general. Their intuitive 3-Step College Match Tool really helps you drill down and focus your search and then provides a comprehensive list to choose from.
Noodle is widely known as the go-to education information resource for both students and their parents. And it when it comes to information on college, they really hit their stride. Their easy-to-use college search tool gives you not only lets you narrow down your search through criteria like cost, social life, diversity, clubs & leadership, and work load, but it also provides ranked results, citing things like education quality, influence, and most important, outcomes. ~