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College Selection


Choosing the right school is difficult; even narrowing your choices down to a few likely candidates can be an exercise in frustration. With thousands of schools in the US, how will you ever find the right one for you?

In addition to providing the most popular free scholarship search service, FastWeb also provides a free and powerful College Search service. This service helps you find the best college from you, and features profiles of every accredited undergraduate college and university in the United States. FastWeb will match schools to your preferences for location, major, size and other factors. FastWeb also provides informative articles about college selection and admissions.

Another useful site is Monster Learning. Monster Learning is one of the best resources for information about distance learning programs. focuses on the college admissions process, with detailed, accurate information about schools and programs. The site combines authoritative research, expert commentary, and student feeback.

The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics also provides a searchable database of information about colleges and universities at College Navigator, previously known as IPEDS College Opportunities On-Line (COOL).

Other sources of college rankings include US News & World Report's rankings of America's Best Colleges, America's Best Graduate Schools and World's Best Colleges and Universities, Kiplinger's rankings of the Best Values in Public Colleges and the Best Values in Private Colleges, Princeton Review's rankings of the Best Colleges, Times Higher Education's World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, College Prowler's college rankings, Unigo, Webometric's ranking of college and university web presence and an objective mathematical set of rankings from Other older or more limited college rankings can be found at Wikipedia.


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