Student Resources for College Searches (USA)



The following college-related websites provide information on colleges and universities in the U.S, about academics, admission requirements, and the application process as well as other useful information and advice. You need not to try all of the sites since the information is somewhat similar, but you may find some sites are more accessible and manageable than others.

The IB guide for IB students applying to US institutions

The College Board supervises the SAT exams and registrations for the SATs. The website offers a great deal of information about colleges and universities as well as free SAT practice with the Khan Academy.

MyRoad is part of the College Board’s college and career planning site. It has information about careers, colleges, and majors.

The Common Application Website is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of nearly 700 member colleges and universities in the US, as well as in Canada, China and many European countries.

US News Edu provides rankings, guides, and other information related to college admission.

The Princeton Review website can help you research colleges and prepare for the SAT.

Unigo: US college reviews, videos, photos, searches and other information for students by college students.

College Confidential has many application tips, discussion forums, and information about what college life is like.

CollegeData is an online college advisor, the site has facts, advice, and tools to help you choose, prepare, apply and pay for college.

The CIS website (Council of International Schools) provides information on colleges and universities.

Colleges that Change Lives helps you expand your lists of college possibilities beyond the name-brand schools.

Number 2: excellent SAT/ACT excellent prep site.


The following sites provide additional information on financial aid, scholarships, and careers:

A free and comprehensive resource for online courses: This resource is a collection of open college courses in over 24 subjects including videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors from schools including the University of Michigan, Tufts University, Harvard, the Open University, and MIT. This is a great resource for students (and parents) looking to explore additional educational topics.

EduPASS offers financial aid information for international students studying in the U.S.

College Data provides good information on scholarships.

Fast Web is the place to go for the best scholarship information.

More International scholarship information can be found at International Scholarships and Finaid International.

The CSS profile form for financial aid: the College Board’s CSS/financial aid profile page

FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), is the US government site for student aid for US citizens.

CollegeView is another NACAC approved college search engine with information on financial aid solutions.

The New Jersey School Counselor Association has an excellent site for college, career, and financial aid information.


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