Even though school has just really started, it’s never too early for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors to start doing research on the close to 4,700 colleges and universities out there.
Thank goodness for technology to help.
While there is no “one size fits all” search tool for college, here are the top five websites that can help you – and your kids – plan and prepare to make a good college impression and decision.
Admittedly Every family preparing to send their child to college deserves access to the same college prep tools usually reserved for the top-paying clientele. Admittedly has it.
It was founded by a former director of an elite test-prep company and Admittedly is the ultimate, free college advisory platform that uses OKCupid-like algorithms to match students to their ideal schools. It also includes an innovative college prep curriculum to help perfect the college application to land a dream school.
LinkedIn– LinkedIn has recently launched its “University Finder,” which identifies which colleges are popular with which companies. It pulls data from its 313 million profiles to find out which schools and degrees translate into jobs at certain companies.
Parchment.com Parchment.com, a company that provides an electronic transcript exchange for students, can also help predict chances of getting admitted into a certain school. Students that agree to share information from their transcript with the site including grades, which colleges they were accepted and where they chose to attend, is used to predict another students chances of getting in to a certain school. Additionally the site suggests other school options and has information about whether most students preferred one college over another.
StatFuse StatFuse provides students with instant results showing them their chances of admission to colleges across the nation based entirely on data released by 1,200 popular universities. Factors include average grades and test scores of student accepted.
Noodle’s College Report Card is a tool that allows college applicants to compare schools based on metrics that include, educational quality, outcomes, environment, influence, and selectivity.