College Data provides updated statistics to easily compare school size, cost, acceptance rate, majors, diversity, graduation rates, and more. College Data also provides an Estimated Family Contribution calculator to predict the financial aid you are likely to receive.
Niche allows you to get an inside scoop of life on different campuses. Their school breakdowns show popular major choices, financial aid offered, and much more. Most significantly, Niche uses legitimate, honest reviews from current and former students at each school.
Big Future, powered by College Board, allows you to choose your own filters (such as test scores, location, major, tuition, diversity, and more) to help narrow down your college list and/or find new comparable schools.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The FAFSA is a great tool for all students who may qualify for need-based scholarships. Many schools require that students submit a FAFSA.
College Board Scholarship Search
This search engine, powered by College Board, is a great resource to input your current academic and personal achievements to explore additional scholarship opportunities.
The Common Application makes applying to multiple schools much simpler. Many, but not all, schools are part of the Common Application.
When to Apply
See what Ultimate Test Prep has to say about when you should submit your applications. Learn more about the difference in Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision.