Sites of Interest and Utility in Finding the Right Colleges

Campus Pathway has found the following sites to be quite useful in searching, selecting and planning for college. There is a whole bunch here, but it is worth your time. Start clicking!

Online Databases

My Career Profile - the database that we use at Campus Pathway with our students. It's fast, easy and has a terrific filtering system

College Data: a school database, chances of getting into the schools, and financial aid information

College search, test prep, financial aid, summer programs for high school students Peterson's College Search

FishNet: The College Guide

College View

Study Abroad

All About College

Princeton Review

Professional and Graduate Schools

Multi-variable search tool includes information regarding majors, athletics, expenses, retention, campus security, etc. College Navigator

Students who are residents of western states may enroll at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state at a reduced tuition rate. Western Undergraduate Exchange

Getting a Visual Feel of Schools

Campus Tours

Collegiate Choice, DVDs of Campuses


Your Campus 3D

YouTube - Education

Rate My Professors


Admissions and Applications

Different perspectives on choosing a college Colleges That Change Lives

Practical suggestions to "ending the college admissions frenzy." The Education Conservancy

Centralized application for over 300 colleges Common Application

Admission Chances

Graduation Rates for Colleges and Universities

College Results

Standardized Tests


College Board - SATs

List of over 750 test-optional colleges Fair Test

UC College Prep Online

Test Prep Review

Study Guide Zone

Educational Testing Service

College Power Prep

College Rankings

A different was to rank colleges - college fit that focuses on teaching and learning National Survey of Student Engagement

The controversial, but popular, US News & World Report College Rankings US News List of Best Colleges

What College Students Think About Their College

Students Review

College Prowler

College Confidential

Government Statistics on Education

National Center for Education Statistics

Majors - Helpful Information

My Majors   

College Majors 101

CollegeBoard's MyRoad

UC Berkeley's Career Center

Allows students & parents to see the practical application of college majors What Can I Do With This Major?

North Carolina State University Career and Majors Site

Engineering - What is it? What colleges have programs?

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology - a database of accredited engineering colleges

Junior Engineering Technical Society

American Society for Engineering Education

American Society for Engineering Education’s K-12 Center’s student section

Engineer Your Life


Associate’s degree in engineering at a two-year program

Types of Engineering

Career Resources

Major Resource Kits

Explore Health Careers


CollegeBoard - Major & Career Profiles

California Polytechnic State University Career Planning Links

California Colleges

The University of California

Calculating your UC GPA

Approved courses

UC Majors by campus

UC and CSU transfer programs from community colleges

Cal State Universities

California Colleges

Financial Aid Information


California Community Colleges

Cash for College workshops

Cal Grant

California Student Aid Commission

Department of Education



Going 2 College

Latino College Dollars

SallieMae's site on planning and paying for college College Answer

The U.S. Government's Financial Aid Website FAFSA Online

Tool used to predict financial aid eligibility prior to completion of the FAFSA FAFSA Forecaster

Private Student Loan Companies.

Addison Avenue FCU Private Student Loan
NASA FCU Private Student Loan
Northwest FCU Private Student Loan
Star One Credit Union
Discover Certified Private Loan
Wells Fargo Collegiate Loan
SunTrust Academic Answer Loan
U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan
PNC Solution Loan
Citibank CitiAssist Undergraduate Loan
Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan

Rising Star Internships
The Princeton Review

Saving for College

California 529 plans
Everything you need to learn about opening and managing your ScholarShare College Savings Plan is located right here.

Saving for college
A free calculator designed to calculate how much you will need to save based on your situation. It offers simple answers to basic questions, but additional information requires a subscription with a monthly fee.

Analyzes and rates 529 plans. It also lists the maximum balance permitted by state and the tax benefits by state.

The College Savings Plan Network
A non-profit group that represents state 529 plans. This site has links to the state plans and can be used to compare plans.

The Securities and Exchange Commission
Compares College Savings Plans with Prepaid Tuition Plans.

Scholarship Search Engines


FinAid on the Web

The College Board

CollegeNet's Mach25 Scholarship Engine

GoCollege: The Collegiate Websource

Scholarship Experts

Sallie Mae's Scholaship Search

College Board Scholarship Database

Fastweb Scholarship Database

Fastaid Scholarship Database

Peterson's Scholarship Database

Scholarship Experts Database - Unigo

Activities and Community Service

Explore volunteer opportunities by area of interest & proximity to your home Volunteer Solutions

Transferring to a Different College


On Campus Student Life


College Athletics

The site for prospective college athletes. Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse for Division 1, 2 & 3 NCAA

Information about athletic offerings at small colleges NAIA

Studying and Internships Abroad

IAESTE - International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences. This website has wonderful information not only for students interning abroad, but for parents and universities as well.

Interning Abroad - This website gives information on internship placement programs, travel guides, and health and safety information.

International Internship Programs - This website has a great collection of resources for student internships, resources for interning abroad, and international internship programs.

Work and Intern Abroad - A website that houses a collection of news resources for interning abroad, real life stories, experiences from previous students, and lecture archives from previous international studies. Check this website often for updates.

Travel.State.Gov - The official website to find out information on international travel including passport information, emergency assistance, and more.

BUNAC - British Universities North America Club. This organization arranges both paid and unpaid international internships for students.

AIESEC - International Association of Students in Economics and Business Management. This organization is the world's leading organizers for student internships abroad.

NAFSA: Association of International Educators - This organization provides not only internships for students wishing to study abroad, but also paid work and volunteering positions overseas.

Study Abroad - A one stop source for everything involving study and travel abroad. Includes volunteer programs, travel programs and summer internship programs.

International Study Abroad Programs - A Internet directory for international internships and study abroad programs.

US Study Abroad programs - This governmental websites offers information on all levels of education ranging from high school to graduate level internships abroad.

Department of State - The official US Department of State issues travel warnings and any need to know information regarding international travel.

Study Abroad Resources - This university has put together a great collection of resources for students planning on traveling abroad for studies.

CSIET - Council on Standards for International Educational Travel. This organization is responsible for identifying trustworthy study abroad programs for students.

International SIM Card - For travelling internarionally with your cell phone, will work in many countries.

Universities Worldwide - This search database has thousands of universities from over 199 countries. If there is a specific university or country you wish to find more information on studying abroad in, this is the website to use.

IEFC - International Education Finance Corporation. This organization provides loans and grants to students studying and interning abroad.

Association for International Practical Training
CDS International, Inc.
Council on International Educational Exchange
International Cooperative Education

Colleges with Religious Affiliations

A guide to Jewish student life on over 500 campuses Hillel

Information about Catholic colleges Catholic Colleges Online

A search tool for students looking at Christian colleges Christian College Mentor

Special Needs

Information about learning disabilities, diagnosis and advocacy Learning Disabilities Association of America

Information related to help & support people with learning differences LD Online

Professional Counselor Sites

Counselors Guide Magazine

My Majors

A Respectful Word of Caution

PLEASE NOTE: The information being provided is strictly as a courtesy. When you click on the to any web sites provided here, you will be leaving this web site. Obviously, we cannot make any representation of the completeness or accuracy of information provided at these web sites. We have just found them to be helpful, relevant and interesting. And we thought that you would, too.

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