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Useful Resources When Assembling Your College List

on September 23, 2009 in Application Process, Selecting Your College

To help students begin their search for colleges, consider some of these interesting sources:

  • provides an unbiased look at popular colleges with student comments.
  • The 2009-10 College Destinations Index identifies the 75 best places in America for college study, ranked according to academic environment, quality of life and professional opportunities. Washington, DC is near the top of many student’s list.
  • What Will They Learn? rates each college on whether the institution (or, in many cases, the Arts & Sciences or Liberal Arts divisions) requires seven core subjects: Composition, Literature, Foreign Language, U.S. Government or History, Economics, Mathematics, or Natural or Physical Science. It’s designed to help students decide whether the colleges they are considering will prepare their graduates to succeed after graduation.
  • This posting provides an excellent list of categories on which to search for colleges.
  • The relevance of Women’s Colleges
  • The Center for College Affordability and Productivity in conjunction with Forbes Magazine has assembled this excellent grouping by region.

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