College Search Resource Links
Parent pages offer lots of great advice about the college process
- ACT College Search
Search engine for colleges
Online College Advisory Service for parents and students by 1st Financial Bank USA
- Princeton Review College Search
Test prep and college search engine
- AcademicInfo.net online education resource
Resource center for researching subject guides, video courses and distance learning
- College Navigator
National Institute of Education Sciences search engine with more data on nation’s colleges and universities than any other place on the Internet
Matching student interests with college offerings
Compare colleges, ask questions of students or IECA members
- University and College Accountability Network
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities search engine for non-profit, private colleges and universities
- US News & World Report College Search
Exclusive rankings of 1,400 schools
Commonly asked questions answered by students, counselors and IECA members
Anecdotal information from students
Student information provided to colleges
- YOUniversity TV
Information regarding colleges and careers, utilizing video format
Sit in on actual classes, virtually
- College Portrait
Basic information regarding public colleges and universities, created in conjunction with the Voluntary System of Accountability
- Inside College – Teen-centric information about colleges
Search engine utilizing the popular “list” format to search information regarding colleges and universities; great for finding types of schools that don’t fit nicely into other categories, like creative colleges, etc.
- College Results Online
Information about college graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university in the US
- College Confidential
A great resource for college information. SuperMatch helps refine the college search.
Planning tools for campus visits
- Governmental Safety Statistics by College
Lists statistics on various safety factors, e.g. burglary, sexual assault, automobile theft, etc.
Data on campus security
- Accredited Online Colleges
Lots of great information for students who are looking into online schooling as an alternative option.
- Colleges that Superscore the ACT
Superscoring is the process by which a college takes the highest subscores from various test dates to get a new higher composite score.
- GoSeeCampus.com’s college trip planner
Free tool for researching colleges and planning campus visits.
- College Reality Check
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Provides lists and rankings of schools along with relevant blogs and college profiles
Great site to conduct extremely authentic virtual tours of colleges.
- Noodle.com College Search
Noodle can help you find the right college. If you want to learn something, this is the place to start. And by the way, it’s free.
- Campus Sherpa
Personalized campus tours by students.
- Community College Search
- Community College Review
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
Required test administered to anyone interested in enlisting in any of the US Armed Service branches.
- Sexual Assault on Campus– This is a tough but necessary topic for all families to discuss. The New York Times piece, “45 Stories of Sex and Consent on Campus” explores the complexity of sex on campus. This Chronicle of Higher Education piece examine the complexity of how colleges address accusers on campus
- Money’s Best College for Your Money Report