Thinking about college? Which ones? Where? With thousands of opportunities, it's tough to decide. Here are some tools and hints to help. It's never too early to start - this is the place to begin.
Choosing a College
There are thousands of colleges: state colleges, private universities, and community colleges. You can find a school close to home or far away. In a city or in the country. How do you choose? How do colleges choose you?
College and University Information by State - from Peterson's Undergraduate Database
Applying to College
You've narrowed it down to a few (dozen?) colleges. Now the fun begins: the application process. To help you get started we've gathered lots of hints and suggestions, including tips on that all-important college essay. We'll even help you find a scholarship or two.
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