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College Guides

College Navigator - From the U.S. Department of Education, College Navigator is a direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States. It provides a range of information: programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, athletics, and accreditation. If you're thinking about a large university, small liberal arts college, specialized college, community college, career or technical college, or trade school, you can find information on all of them here. A Spanish-language version is also available.

College Scorecard - Use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value. You can find scorecards for colleges based on factors such as programs or majors offered, location, and enrollment size. From the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center.

College Guide - Detailed information on colleges and continuing education programs. Created by Peterson's Guides.

College Blue Book (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) - The 6 volumes include lists of colleges and universities and the degrees they offer. Volume 5 includes scholarships, fellowships, grants and loans. Volume 6 includes distance learning programs. (Available only to UA.)

CollegeSource Online - Features thousands of profiles of colleges and universities in the U.S. and other countries, including general information, accreditations, tuition, and links to their web sites. College catalogs are also available to students there but can only be accessed by signing up for free trial. (Current catalogs are usually available directly on college/university web sites, however.)


CollegeNET - Online information about colleges, programs, scholarships, academic resources, financial aid, and more.

Diversity Web - Links how universities and colleges are fitting diversity into its educational mission. Also focuses on recruitment efforts and political, judicial and legislative issues.

College and University Rankings - Created by the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The site draws together and provides context to various ranking services.


Rankings: Doctoral Programs in America - This interactive tool is based on National Research Council 2010 rankings of about 5,000 doctoral programs in 59 areas of study. Developed by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

UnivSource - Includes information on colleges, universities, and community colleges in the U.S. and Canada, arranged by name, location, and program. Designed to help those students who are considering higher education in the United States or Canada but are uncertain of the formalities involved in doing so.



Scholarships and Fellowships and Loans

Fastweb - Find money for college from a database of over 600,000 scholarships, or find your dream school from a database of over 4,000 colleges.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page - Scholarships, loans, and fellowship sites are all provided in this comprehensive site.

Sallie Mae: Student Loans - Higher education loan information is provided for students, parents, college financial aid professionals, high school guidance professionals, media, and investors.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans (in Gale Virtual Reference Library) - Entries are arranged alphabetically by administering organization; awards administered by each organization follow that organization's listings. Also includes indexes for fields of study, place of study, and special recipient categories. (Available only to UA.)

White House Fellowships - Find out how you can work as a White House Fellow for a year. The application deadline is Jan. 15. There are no age or education restrictions.


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Last modified: September 1, 2015