Recommended College Search/Exploration Websites

These are all good places to begin your college search. Explore each one of them and see which you like best.

College Data

Search tool


Search tool


Search tool

College Navigator

Search tool run by the National Center for Education Statistics

Big Future

Search tool run by the College Board

College Factual

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)

Consortium of colleges with a student-centered mission

College Greenlight

Great resource for low-income and/or first gen students

College Scorecard

Run by US Dept of Education (good for costs and salary outcomes of graduates)

College Results

Shows 4-year graduation rates for U.S. colleges


Especially good for reviews


Especially good for reviews


Virtual college tours — if you can’t make it there in person

Travelmath Trip Calculator

Helpful for planning college visits

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