Juniors: Resources for Your College Search

 

There are many resources available to you as you research schools in order to create an initial list of colleges to which you may apply -- guidebooks, brochures, blogs, websites and even YouTube videos.

Here are the objective guidebooks and websites we recommend -- these are comprehensive reference resources for basic information about colleges and universities. The books listed here are available in most bookstores, public libraries and the office of your high school college or guidance counselors.  Websites are available to everyone free of charge.

Books

College HandbookThe College Board
Four Year CollegesPeterson’s
Four Year College Admissions Data: Index of Majors and Sports available from Wintergreen Orchard House

Websites

University and College Accountability Network
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
College Results Online

*Make sure you are using the most up-to-date versions of these guides.

You can find more guidance on research resources and how to use them in Chapter 8 of College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step, "Creating an Initial List of Colleges."

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