College Web Links

The Internet has become synonymous with the Encyclopedia Britannica — you can find answers to anything — and there are endless sites devoted to the college search process. Below we have listed some of the best websites available, separating them by categories.

General College Information

  • www.collegeboard.com
    This is the home page of the College Board. It contains information for students, parents and educators. There are links to the various programs College Board offers: College Search engine, PSAT, SAT I and II, AP Tests, financial aid and test prep information.
  • www.usnews.com
    Best College rankings in the US News and World Report with admission information
  • www.ajcunet.edu
    Jesuit colleges and universities
  • www.collegenet.com
    Database of colleges, scholarships and other resources
  • www.collegeview.com
    View pictures and multimedia from over 3,300 college campuses
  • www.commonapp.org
    A common application form for almost 400 different colleges
  • www.cpec.ca.gov
    California postsecondary education commission: College guides, policies, etc.
  • www.ucop.edu/pathways
    Admission information and links to all of the University of California campuses
  • www.csumentor.edu
    Admissions information and application for the California state university system
  • www.washington.edu/admission
    Admissions information and link to University of Washington Admissions
  • www.ctcl.org
    Colleges That Change Lives is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process
  • www.ed.gov/about/inits/list/whhbcu/edlite-list.html
    Link to historically Black colleges and universities
  • www.campustours.com
    Virtual campus tours

College Athletics

Learning Disabilities

Both websites provide useful information about the kinds of documentation needed to consider an application for testing accommodations.

Test Prep Information

Scholarship and Financial Aid

  • www.finaid.org
    A comprehensive website for the financial aid novice
  • www.blackexcel.org
    A scholarship service for African American students
  • www.studentaid.ed.gov
    U.S. Department of Education resources on financial aid
  • www.ftc.gov
    Federal Trade Commission information about scholarship scams
  • www.fastweb.com
    A database of more than 180,000 scholarship, grants, fellowships and loans
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
    Download a free financial aid application from the federal government; this form is required by colleges for all students applying for financial aid.
  • www.salliemae.com
    Student loan information
  • css.collegeboard.org
    The CSS Profile is the form many private colleges and universities require, in addition to the FAFSA, for those applying for financial aid.
  • www.college-scholarships.com
    Easy access to information on colleges, scholarships, and test prep
  • www.nasfaa.org
    Great website to help you learn financial terms
  • www.thewashboard.org
    College scholarship database for Washington students