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Go College!

a resource on how to finance and succeed in college.

Colleges that Change Lives!

"is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college."

Associated Colleges of the Midwest

Fast Web

has college scholarship information.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid

College Tip

College Tip is a bare-bones directory of college portals, testing services, and other academic sites. Although the clean interface is a plus, the lack of annotations makes College Tip a better bet for counselors or librarians than for students and parents who aren't familiar with the names in the index.


Peterson's is the grande dame of college directories, transplanted from your high school counselor's desk to the Web. If you get past the ad clutter, you'll find databases on everything from four-year colleges to online extension courses to study-abroad programs. The site also has basic how-to articles on planning and financing an education. Unfortunately, the quality and quantity of information are uneven. Some listings have links to colleges and universities; others refer you to Peterson's printed directories or tell you that "no in-depth description is available." Also, you may have trouble distinguishing between internal and external links (or between editorial information and advertisements) once you leave the home page. Inconsistent page layout and navigation make it even more difficult to find what you need in this collection of equal but separate education "channels" from Peterson's.

Campus Program

The index-style home page at could have been plucked from Lycos or LookSmart. Click the Science category and you get a page with 35 subcategories that range from Actuarial Science to Zoology. Choose a subcategory and serves up links to related program pages at colleges and universities in the U.S. A Canadian directory is also available. also has links to job search sites, test preparation services, and other resources, but quick access to departments and programs at university Web sites is what sets it apart from the competition.

Ipeds College Opportunities Online

The National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S. Department of Education lists some 9,000 colleges, universities, and vocational schools at Ipeds College Opportunities On-Line. Using a search form, you can query the database by location, type of institution, size, and academic program. You can then read a summary of each qualifying institution (including tuition and living costs) and click through to the school's own Web site. Ipeds COOL also has links to other college-related sites, including the DOE's Student Financial Assistance Pages and Its uncluttered design and single-minded mission make it the perfect place to begin your college or vo-tech search.

Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

California Colleges

California Community Colleges

CSU Mentor - Cal State

California State University



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SCU - Santa Clara University


Universities of California Hub



Career Colleges


Private Postsecondary and Vocational


Community and Junior Colleges

CAPPS on Line

California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools
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