The American Association of Community Colleges
Lists 2-year colleges by state.
American Council on Education: College is Possible (CIP)
Provides resources on preparing for and choosing a college as well as financial aid resources.
College Board
This site assists you in finding the right college, helping with the essay process and keeping track of the applications you submit.
College Lists wiki This site is designed primarily as an aid to US college counselors as they help their students navigate the college process.
College Prowler
Publisher of college guides offers some quotes about college life from students and an overview of schools' academic programs. Although visitors have to pay to access all the content, the creators of the site provide some helpful information for free.
College Reviews: Student Reviews
Provides candid student reviews of over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States. Students write about the social atmosphere of colleges (including the amount of drug and alcohol abuse), classes, and the administration. The reviews offer prospective students and parents a unique glimpse into what it is like to be a student at a particular college or university.
College Trends
College Trends matches you with colleges based on your personal interests, test scores, GPA, and location.
Colleges that change lives/
Compliment to the book Colleges that Change Lives by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope. Provides an overview of 40 undiscovered liberal arts colleges that have a reputation of preparing students well for graduate schools and careers.
The Foundation for Independent Higher Education
Offers links to groups of private colleges. The Foundation provides facts about private colleges, including graduation rates compared to public universities, and tips for students searching for a college or university.
Kiplinger.com
Contains information on the average debts of graduates from college.
The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Lists its members by state.
Peterson's Planner
A research tool to find colleges and universities, articles, and resources to help you find the right school, contact admissions officials instantly, excel on tests, and pay for college.
The Princeton Review
Offers free rankings of colleges in the areas of academics, politics, quality of life, demographics, extracurricular, etc. Offers students comments on colleges and universities academics, campus life, and student body.
University and College Accountability Network
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities offers information on private colleges and universities. The profiles include information on graduation rates, diversity, the middle 50% SAT range for admitted students, academics, and career services.
U.S. News & World Report Education
A wonderful resource which rates colleges and universities and contains financial aid information.