Colleges and Universities

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College Web Sites | Financial Aid | Rankings | Testing

Last Reviewed: July 28, 2014

 

College Web Sites

American Universities
Alphabetized list of World Wide Web sites of U.S. colleges and universities granting bachelor or advanced degrees. Links to international universities, Canadian universities and community colleges are also included.
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/au/

CollegeInSight
An initiative of the Institute for College Access & Success, this website provides data for over 11,000 U.S. colleges and universities on affordability, diversity, and student success.
http://college-insight.org/

CollegeNET
Search for a college or university and apply online. Includes links to college preparatory sites and a scholarship database.
http://cnsearch.collegenet.com/cgi-bin/CN/index

The College Board
Includes a financial aid calculator, the ability to search for a college or university by major or other option, and questions and information about the SAT, PSAT and CLEP. Scholarship searching is also available.
http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/index.jsp?BannerID=ba_47513&AffiliateID=1

College Navigator
Directory of colleges and universities from the National Center for Educational Statistics.
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

College Xpress
College and scholarship search engine. Visitors must complete free registration to access information.
http://www.collegexpress.com/

EducationPlanner
College planning website for students, parents, and counselors.
http://www.educationplanner.org

EduTrek
Searchable database of colleges and universities in the U.S. This site also includes financial aid information and test preparation resources.
http://www.edutrek.com/

Peterson's
Information about undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education, including test preparation, financial aid, and application tips. Includes resources for international students.
http://www.petersons.com/

Post-secondary Institutions in New York State
A list of degree-granting colleges and universities in New York State, and also, a list of non-degree-granting trade, business and ESL (English as a Second Language) schools. Includes information on distance education programs, characteristics, statistical profiles, and links to websites. A list of contacts for student academic records from former, merged, or renamed colleges is provided.
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/colleges.htm

Financial Aid

College is Possible
Information on books, Web sites, and brochures recommended by admissions and financial aid professionals to help prepare for college, choose a college, and pay for college.
http://www.collegeispossible.org/

eduPASS
This guide for foreign students who wish to go to college in the United States provides information on college admissions, financing college, visas and passports, traveling to the United States, English as a second language, and links to scholarship resources. A detailed section contains practical hints for living in the United States including housing, shopping, banking, health care, and entertainment.
http://www.edupass.org

FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB)
Database of more than 400,000 scholarship and award opportunities. A college directory of more than 4,000 schools is also included.
http://www.fastweb.com

Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. This website includes information about types of aid, eleigibility requirements, loan repayment, and more.
http://studentaid.ed.gov/home

FinAid
Information on loans and scholarships for college. Includes a section on financial aid applications, frequently asked questions, and a custom calculator to project college costs and needed aid.
http://www.finaid.org/

MeritAid
A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships from colleges and universities.
http://www.meritaid.com/

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
Information on planning your education future, paying for it, and finding employment opportunities. Information about TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) is available as well as the ability to check your student loan information online.
http://www.hesc.ny.gov

New York's Private Colleges and Universities
Admission and financial aid information for New York State's more than 100 private colleges and universities.
http://www.nycolleges.org/

NYLearns

Resources for students, parents, and school counselors including links to college websites, financial aid information, vocational and technical programs, resources for students with disabilities, and career information.
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/NYLearns/

The Project on Student Debt
An initiative of the Institute for College Access & Success, The Project on Student Debt works to increase public understanding of student debt and provides information for families to help make the best economic choices. Resources include reports of average student debt levels per state and for more than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities.
http://projectonstudentdebt.org/

U.S. Department of Education Student Financial Assistance
Information about grants, loans, work-study, and tax credits for college.
http://www.ed.gov/finaid.html

Rankings

College and University Rankings
Provides online sources of information on various rankings of colleges and universities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Separate categories for business and law schools are also provided. A bibliography of current resources on the rankings controversy is included.
http://www.library.illinois.edu/sshel/specialcollections/rankings/


The Princeton Review
Annual ranking of undergraduate and graduate schools for various categories, including"Best Value Colleges," "Best Classroom Experience," and "Best Career Services." A free account is required to view rankings. Test preparation and financial aid resources are also available.
http://www.princetonreview.com/

U.S. News and World Report School Rankings
Annual ranking of undergraduate and graduate schools using more than a dozen categories. Financial aid section is also included.
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges

Testing

Educational Testing Service Network
Find information on admission to undergraduate and graduate school, test registration, and test preparation for the SAT, AP, GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL exams.
http://www.ets.org/

Kaplan
Information and tips for test preparation for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, NTE, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, VCAT, and more. Additional information available about college admission, career guidance, study skills, and financial aid.
http://www.kaptest.com/index.jhtml

Last Updated: July 28, 2014