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Old 01-15-2010, 10:38 AM
 
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Since people often come here looking for help with the college search I thought it might be helpful to have a thread listing some sites and books.

My top three favorite College websites are:

Parents Forum - College Confidential I rarely venture out of the Parents forum, but there's a great College Visits review site here College Campus Visit Reports that I've read and posted on. The main site - College Admissions, Search, and Financial Aid Help from College Confidential

Excellent search site with a good financial aid section and a place to save your favorite colleges - CollegeData: College Search, Financial Aid, College Application, College Scholarship, Student Loan, FAFSA Info, Common Application and another one: http://www.cappex.com/

Colleges that meet 100% of need: http://www.thecollegesolution.com/li...inancial-need/

Basic data - I use this when I just want the numbers quick - College Navigator - National Center for Education Statistics

My favorite all around book - "Fiske Guide to getting into the Right College" Amazon.com: Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College, 3E (9781402209161): Edward Fiske: Books

College profiles for B students - "Finding the College that is Right for you" - Amazon.com: Finding the College That's Right for You! (0639785387336): John Palladino: Books

More well known, unique colleges, "Colleges that change Lives" Amazon.com: colleges that change lives 2010: Books

Great read, "Harvard Schmarvard" Amazon.com: Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That is Best for You (9780761536956): Jay Mathews: Books

Right now I'm reading, "Admission Matters" Amazon.com: Admission Matters: What Students and Parents Need to Know About Getting into College (9780470481219): Sally P. Springer, Jon Reider, Marion R. Franck: Books

Colleges that meet financial need- http://www.insidecollege.com/reno/Co...ts/349/list.do

And for any parent that has a senior in college and you are a bit apprehensive about this fall I recommend, " Amazon.com: Letting Go (Fifth Edition): A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years (9780061665738): Karen Levin Coburn, Madge Lawrence Treeger: Books

Find out what careers have the lowest unemployment rate: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...392511426.html Thanks for super poster jobaba for posting!

State Colleges and their percent of out of state students: http://www.collegexpress.com/lists/l...versities/360/

Financial aid: http://www.fafsa.com/understanding-fafsa and http://business.time.com/2013/01/25/...financial-aid/

Explore Jobs: http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

Another College search engine: http://colleges.startclass.com/
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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Video tours - YOUniversityTV: index.home
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:16 AM
 
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Look at UCAS, the 'common application search tool' for folks wanting to study in the United Kingdom. One can do a course search, find help with choosing a specific course to study, find out what the entry requirements are for studying that course and receive help on figuring out which school is a best fit.

My daughters, both American citizens, have studied/are studying at UK schools. United Kingdom universities can be a good fit for a student who knows what they want to study from day 1. One of my daughter's graduated with a BA in English Literature (from York U. in England) and the other is in year 4 of a 5-year veterinarian program at the U. of Edinburgh, in Scotland.

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Old 04-27-2010, 06:10 AM
 
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An interesting website that shows basic stats of individual colleges. College Results Online You can also plug in one college, hit similar colleges and see several others to compare. I find the expenditure per student quite interesting.
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Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning an M.A. or a Ph.D. by Robert Peters is an excellent book for getting through graduate school.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:33 AM
 
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Scholarships - Fastweb : Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges

Debt caluculator http://mappingyourfuture.org/paying/...cfm#debtWizard
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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A map of the US with all the colleges - College Map | US College Locations

http://www.amazon.com/CollegeQuest-R.../dp/1572626127 -Emphasis on the search process, good geographic info.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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"The College Finder" offers an exhaustive search of colleges and universities.
By it on Amazon . Really awesome and helpful!
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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Of and another one that we found useful "Colleges That Change Lives"
There is actually an organization online comprised of these schools.
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Of and another one that we found useful "Colleges That Change Lives"
There is actually an organization online comprised of these schools.
Colleges That Change Lives | Changing Lives, One Student at a Time

I've read the book - Amazon.com: Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges (9780143037361): Loren Pope: Books: Reviews, Prices & more a couple of times and have visited three colleges in the book, but believe that there are many, many schools out there similar to the CTCL Colleges. Most small private colleges have something about them that make them stand out, the CTCL schools just got a great PR boost because this author published his reviews.
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