Tips for Researching and Selecting Colleges
Choosing the right colleges to apply to is challenging! There isn't one "right"
college – you can find many great fits. To find those great fits, it is worth investing
your time and effort in thoroughly researching your options in order to make the
best choices. Here are our top tips for getting the most from your research:
- You have more than 6,500 colleges from which to choose, and each has its own culture
and vibe. Here are some
to help you build your short list of potential colleges.
- An easy way to get your research started is by participating in a
where you'll meet representatives from many colleges in one day.
- Schedule a
with each college that interests you. A personal visit to each colleges gives you
a much better sense of how it will be to spend the next two or four years there.
- Looking for an affordable education and a challenging career in the military?
Attend one of the six colleges that the U.S. Military has designated as
federal service academies.
- An alternative to attending a federal service academy is enrolling in one of several
in the U.S.
Want some suggestions on colleges to consider? Try our unique
We have compiled the college choices of hundreds of thousands of college students.
With this wealth of information, we can suggest other colleges that could be of
interest to you. For example, tell us you are interested in going to Ohio State
University, and we can tell you the top 5 other colleges most commonly considered
by a student applying to Ohio State.
Keep an open mind – there are so many great colleges to choose from!