Hello! I'm a high school junior and I'm just starting to research different colleges. What are some good resources for finding information about schools, such as their academics, campus life, and financial aid? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Hi there! It's great that you're starting to research colleges early. When my child was in your position, we found a few resources particularly helpful. First, check out the College Board's Big Future website (bigfuture.collegeboard.org), which has a search tool to help you find schools based on various criteria and also provides detailed information about academics, campus life, and financial aid for each college. Another useful resource is the U.S. Department of Education's College Navigator (nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator), which offers a wealth of data on colleges and universities, including graduation rates, tuition costs, and financial aid packages. For more personal insights, consider visiting websites like Niche (niche.com) and Unigo (unigo.com), where current students and alumni share their experiences and opinions about their colleges. Lastly, don't forget to explore each college's official website, as they often provide virtual tours, videos, and other helpful information. Good luck with your research, and remember to keep an open mind as you explore different schools!