College Search Tools

NACAC – the National Association for College Admission Counseling has excellent resources for parents and students about current admission trends, how to prepare for the college application season, etc.

Common Application:visit this site to apply to colleges online or download a PDF file of the Common Application accepted by more than 300 colleges and universities

College Data: accurate, up-to-date information about colleges

Petersons: concise information about educational opportunities at all levels

Princeton Review helps students find a good college match and has great resources for testing, admission, financial aid, etc.

BigFuture Collegeboard: helpful tools for good college match, financial aids, and more. 

College confidential: comprehensive site for application to elite colleges

National Center for Education Statistics: the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education

College Express: teen-centric information about colleges

Collegeview: free online search service with profiles of 3500+ colleges

CampusProgram: searches for college programs by state and allows you to find colleges by specific career fields, majors and occupations

School in the USA: searchable database allows you to locate a college by program, name or location

College of Distinction: focus on colleges that excel in 4 areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes

[College and University Rankings]

US News and World Report: Expert advice, rankings, and data to help you navigate your education journey and find the best college for you

College and University rankings in the University of Illinois: The University of Illinois has gathered links to sites that rate colleges with various criteria

[Campus Security]

OPE (Office of Postsecondary Education) Campus Security Statistics: the website has a direct link to reported criminal offenses on campuses


My majors: information about various majors, courses to take, matches majors and colleges

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