College Scorecard designed by our government to provide better insight on how well colleges are serving their students when it comes to access, affordability and outcomes post graduation. The cost of college however is based on students receiving financial aid and is therefore misleading. With nearly 2,000 data points for 7,000+ schools in the underlying database, there’s a lot of information covered
College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about over 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States – such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation.
The University & College Accountability Network is designed to offer prospective students and their families concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information about the nation’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities in a common format.
You University – Video of colleges that you can view to get a feel for each college to see what it offers and if it interests you. Very helpful before you plan a trip to a college far away.
Rate My Professors: Having a great teacher makes a big difference to many students, not just during the class, but afterwards as well. This is a way to view what students are saying about their professors. As with any site which offers only personal opinions realize that there will be some students looking to vent about an issue or person.
College Niche is totally student written and provides their opinions to the questions many prospective students want to know, such as the quality of the dining hall food, whether a school has a good night life, and many other non-academic interests. Don’t believe everything you read, but it is another data point to consider.
Unigo provides reviews, videos, and photos that have been created by students at colleges across the country.
CollegeData allows you to search for colleges that match your personal preferences or by college name, then provides profiles for each of your search results.
Go See Campus provides a free college trip planner, college reviews, student advice, and more.
Colleges that Change Lives is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to educating prospective college students and their families about making college choices that are a good fit for the individual needs of the student.