Top Ten College Websites
- American Universities (www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html)
Go right to the individual college’s website. Review admissions information, look at class descriptions, e-mail professors, or just get a “feel” for the school.
- College Board (www.collegeboard.com)
One stop shopping!! Register on line for the SAT 1 or SAT 2 or for the Profile (financial aid form required at some colleges). Search for a college or for scholarships electronically. This site has in depth information about financial aid and the college selection process.
- ACT On-Line (www.act.org)
Register on-line for the ACT Exam. This site also has a wealth of college information information.
- The Financial Aid Site (www.finaid.org)
This site is run by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and provides an exhaustive supply of information regarding financial aid. Calculate your Estimated Family Contribution, learn about work study, find sources for aid, and look for scholarships.
- Fastweb (www.fastweb.com)
Speaking of scholarships, this is THE scholarship search site and it is free. Complete a short questionnaire and let the site do the work for you. It will search its database of hundreds of thousands of scholarships to meet your criteria and then give you a listing with information about those scholarships. It even keeps a mailbox to update you to other scholarships that come in to their service.
- FAFSA on the web (studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/fafsa.jsp)
The FAFSA is online and you even get a quicker turn around time than the paper form. You can also download a copy to mail out if you’d prefer.
- NCAA on line (www.ncaa.org)
The official website of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Register for the Clearinghouse, find information about the NCAA Clearinghouse, recruiting rules, NCAA championships, Div. I,II, and III schools and sports. A terrific, in depth site!
- Common Application (www.commonapp.org)
The Common Application is an application used by about 200 selective colleges. You can print out a copy of the application here, complete it and then copy it as needed for the colleges who will accept this application.
- Campus Tours (www.campustours.com)
Visit campuses from your home. Hundreds of colleges have virtual tours of their campuses that you can access at this site. This site can be a fun site to see how different college campuses look and feel. Do not substitute a visit to this site for the actual visit!
- Colleges That Change Lives (www.ctcl.org)
Learn about great colleges that are not always in the national spotlight or nearly impossible to get into.
Some more useful and fun sites!
- American College Foundation (americancollegefoundation.org/) Making Higher Education Possible
- Braintrack (www.braintrack.com) Great web resource to learn about specific colleges both internationally and in the US.
- Going to College (www.going-to-college.org) This website contains information about living college life with a disability. It is designed for high school students. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help them get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.
Going to College is funded by a grant with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (# H324M030099A)
- Colleges in Great Britain! (www.britishcouncil.org/usa-education.htm )
- Study in Canada (www.studyincanada.com) Look into Canadian Colleges, they’re better and more affordable than you may think.
- Jesuit Colleges (www.ajcunet.edu) Listing and sites for Jesuit Catholic colleges.
- Historically Black Colleges (www.hbcumentor.org/) Listing and links to Historically Black colleges.
- Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (www.aicad.org) Interested in Art college?
- Hillel:Jewish Campus Life (www.hillel.org) Great information for the student interested in Jewish life on college campuses.
- Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (www.liberalarts.org) Learn more about Liberal Arts colleges.
- National Survey of Student Engagement (nsse.iub.edu/index.cfm) Great resource to find information on colleges that engage students. Also, wonderful questions for colleges.
- Women’s College Coalition (www.womenscolleges.org/) Learn more about women’s colleges.
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (www.hacu.net) Listings and links to HACU schools.
- College Planning (www.collegeplanning.org) Great site for tips to help plan for and select colleges. Keep track of your application materials with the College Checklist!
- Christian College Search (www.christiancollegeguide.net) Looking for a Christian college?
- US News and World Report (www.usnews.com) Rankings, Fiske reports, and a whole lot more.
- College Rankings (www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/rankings.htm) Interesting, but always beware of putting too much stock into rankings!
- More College Search and Info Sites Xap (www.xap.com)
- CollegeView (www.collegeview.com)
- Princeton Review (www.review.com) Test Prep and more.
- Kaplan (www.kaplan.com) Another good site that does more than just test prep.
- Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities (http://www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm) Resource to find colleges with strong LD programs.
- National Association for College Admission Counseling (www.nacac.com) This great site for the college bound provides you student rights and responsibilities, planning information, and countless other useful tidbits.
- Disabilities and Post Secondary Opportunities (www.heath.gwu.edu) Information about the college selection process for students with disabilities.
- Careers (www.collegeview.com/careers/) How to guide for resumes, interviews, internships, and a great career search!
- Liberal Arts College Review (www.liberalartscollegereview.com) Profiles of liberal arts and junior colleges across the USA