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
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.
Best College rankings in the US News and World Report with admission information
Jesuit colleges and universities
Database of colleges, scholarships and other resources
View pictures and multimedia from over 3,300 college campuses
A common application form for almost 400 different colleges
California postsecondary education commission: College guides, policies, etc.
Admission information and links to all of the University of California campuses
Admissions information and application for the California state university system
Admissions information and link to University of Washington Admissions
Colleges That Change Lives is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process
Link to historically Black colleges and universities
Virtual campus tours
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
A comprehensive website for the financial aid novice
A scholarship service for African American students
U.S. Department of Education resources on financial aid
Federal Trade Commission information about scholarship scams
A database of more than 180,000 scholarship, grants, fellowships and loans
Download a free financial aid application from the federal government; this form is required by colleges for all students applying for financial aid.
Student loan information
The CSS Profile is the form many private colleges and universities require, in addition to the FAFSA, for those applying for financial aid.
Easy access to information on colleges, scholarships, and test prep
Great website to help you learn financial terms
College scholarship database for Washington students