College Research

You will find more resources on college research than you can digest. The following sites are some of our favorites. Do you need help narrowing down your list of colleges from more than 4000 institutions in the U.S.? Or maybe you want to expand your list beyond your state or region? Do you want a personalized list of colleges that best match your learning style and career aspirations? Perhaps you just need help to put together a College List.


  • College Navigator. Facts and figures reported by the U.S. government
  • College Board.  A good starting point for college research
  • Unigo. A student-centric site that includes info and reviews by attending students
  • Niche. A student review site with lots of categories with rankings and grades
  • College Data. Comprehensive site for college search, information, and financial aid
  • Colleges That Change Lives. Info, books and tours on 40 inspiring small colleges
  • Christian Colleges. Features over 170 Christian colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • Catholic Colleges. Comprehensive info for over 240 Catholic universities in the U.S.
  • NSSE.  Yearly survey of over 600 colleges on students’ learning and personal development
  • College Crimes. An annual US government report on campus crime and fire data

Recommended books:

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges – Edward B. Fiske
  • The Best 377 Colleges – Princeton Review