Thinking about college? Here are some tools and hints to help.
Choosing a College
There are thousands of colleges: state and private, two-year and four-year, close to home or far away, city or country.
- College and University Information by State - from Peterson's
- The Road to College
- Getting Into College Is Easier Than You Think
- Making the Right Match
- Why You – Not Your Parents – Should Pick Where You Go to College
- What to Look for on a Campus Visit
- Are You Stuck with a "Next-Step Mentality?"
Applying to College
You've narrowed it down, and now the fun begins: the application process. These suggestions, including tips on that all-important college essay, will get you started.
- College Admissions Glossary
- Top Ten Tips for Admissions
- Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You
- The Common Application
- Essays & Recommendations
- Searching for Scholarships
- The Scholarship Hunt
- Make Sense of Scholarships
- Maximize Your Scholarship Eligibility
- Top Ten Tips for Winning Scholarship Applications
More on Higher Education from Infoplease:
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- Number of U.S. Colleges and Universities and Degrees Awarded - Number1 Enrollment2 Public 4-year institutions 631 6,236,455 Private 4-year institutions 1,835 ...
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) - In the late 19th century, colleges for black students were started in box cars (Atlanta University) ...
- Top 50 Colleges for Black Students - Based on responses from nearly 1,000 African-American professionals in higher education, Black ...
- Average SAT Scores - School year Verbal score Mathematical score Total Male Female White Black Total Male Female White ...
- Higher Education - Accredited U.S. Senior Colleges and Universities Number of U.S. Colleges and Universities and ...