About university selection

With thousands of colleges/universities to choose from, finding the one that's right for you can be a difficult task. There are a variety of factors to consider when narrowing down your top college/university list, including the location, size, areas of study, and special services offered from different institutions.

To help you determine which schools will best meet your individual wants and needs, our advanced search tool allows you to narrow down your list using specified criteria that you select, serving as a helpful college selection guide before making your final decision.

Taking Advantage of Our College Selection Guide

When it comes to choosing which college to attend, students are often limited on the amount of time they have before being required to make a final decision. For this reason, it is important to start your college search early.

While a sophomore in high school may not necessarily be ready to select which college to ultimately attend, it is never too early to begin utilizing our college-bound selection service. Here is a list of some important factors to consider:

  • Location
  • Areas of study
  • Student body size
  • Financial aid available
  • Public
  • Private
  • Disability-friendly
  • Campus demographic
  • Housing
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Cost
  • Religious affiliation
  • Transportation
  • Student-faculty ratio