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  • College Ratings

    View rankings for the top 50 private liberal arts colleges and top 50 private universities. You can sort the schools in our survey by overall rank, cost, quality measures or financial aid measures (How we scored the schools).

    Links to sites that rank schools by a variety of criteria including technological resources.

    U.S. News takes a look at some of the best–and worst–programs.

    Ranks by electronic savvy and use.

    Experience College before you go! ... theU's college ratings are based on surveys conducted online by currently

    The purpose of the rankings site is to draw together and provide context for various online sources of information on the ranking of institutions of higher education.

    Search by different categories of college rankings, by College Prowler.

    Informational article on college rankings from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

    Provides a summary of college rankings from College Confidential.

    Contains information and resources on college ratings and rankings.

    Contains a list of disability friendly colleges including information and resources on each.

    Top 65 college rankings - from The Consus Group.

    We've created 62 rankings lists across 8 categories, based on feedback from more than 120,000 students across the nation. Enjoy!

    Provides a list which sets forth each of the 128 schools in order of their average rank -- that is, the average of each of their ranks for Academics, Athletics, Quality of Life and Cost.

    Ranks 2000 colleges and universities.

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  • Placement Exams

    Contains the 100 most common SAT words found on college board tests in an online matching game.

    Provides words and definitions to prepare for the SAT.

    The ACT Assessment is designed to assess high school students’ general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. This site provides ACT registration dates, deadlines, fees and test center locations; Test preparation resources including test-taking strategies including test tips, sample questions and a free downloadable booklet - Preparing for the ACT Assessment; Test taking tips and procedures; Score Information; and answers to common questions about the ACT Assessment.

    Provides a free, complete tutorial to help you raise your ACT score. The tutorial teaches you how to approach each kind of question, lets you practice questions at your own pace, and monitors your progress.

    Has sample questions and explains how this test can qualify you for National Merit Scholarships.

    Includes questions types, tips, and calculator info.

    Collect these daily tips on taking the SAT.

    Provides answers to frequently asked questions on the SAT exams.

    Contains tips on vocabulary building to help with indirect and hidden vocabulary questions on tests.

    Is the standard test universities require from International students who want to study in the states.

    Sample questions online.

    Provides preparation options to help you get ready for your exam including self-study, books, computer software, online sources, individual tutoring, school-based programs, local and national commercial courses.

    In March 2005, the SAT will undergo its most sweeping changes in recent memory. High school students entering college as early as 2006 will encounter a brand new Writing section, more advanced Math questions, and a revamped scoring system—among other things. This website gives you all the essential information, plus a downloadable guide to the new SAT. Also includes a free practice SAT.

    Contains a test-prep starter which provides information on how the SAT is structured, how the SAT is scored, and what kinds of questions you can expect to see on the test.

    Was created by University professors and graduate students with years of experience in the area of test preparation. Provides free test preparation for the ACT, SAT, & GRE plus a vocabulary builder.

    Has a preparation section including sample questions, tips, and free downloadable software from Peterson's. (TOEFL is required for certain graduate admissions)

    A sampler of problems from the new SAT test with answers and explanations included, from Princeton Review.

    Inside you will find a complete FREE SAT Improvement Course, vocabulary help, memory improvement tips, speed reading tips, and the helpful suggestions to help on your road to college. Registration is required.

    An online study skills workshop from Virginia Tech on improving your scores. Includes study strategies used by successful students, strategies for improving test performance, note taking, time management, preparing for tests, and test taking strategies.

    Many of the courses recommended for college-bound students (such as geometry and rigorous English courses) are also essential preparation for the college entrance examinations -- the SAT I (Scholastic Assessment Test) or the ACT Assessment. The SAT I measures verbal and mathematical reasoning abilities. The ACT Assessment measures English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning abilities. Students applying to colleges in the East and West usually take the SAT I exam. Students applying to schools in the South and Midwest often take the ACT. (However, students should check the admission requirements at each school to which they are applying.)

    An online study skills workshop from Virginia Tech on improving your concentration and memory. Includes concentration basics, structure for study sessions, memory basics, organization skills, and goals for improving memory and concentration.

    Contains resources to plan your preparation for the SAT, including exploring different types of verbal and math questions, take practice tests on your area of weakness, and develop vocabulary with 1000 essential SAT words.

    Lists many great articles to improve your scores.

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  • Resources

    From the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - Provides checklists, comparison worksheets, pertinent questions you need to answer and more.

    Gives 15 of the top tips given by those who receive your admission’s letter.

    Allied Schools offers military courses online to help service members make a smooth military transition. A military school online can help you reach your goals with flexible military courses. Get started with military tuition assistance, military laptop computer and 20+ career programs Keywords: military education online, military course online, military spouse education, military career transition, military tuition assistance

    Admissions officers read huge volumes of applications, and they often lose sight of the person behind the SAT scores. Your job is to make yourself known in every way possible.

    Contains tough questions you should ask when you make your college visit including academics, social/recreational, auxiliary services, housing/food, and paying for college.

    Provides an all-in-one resource for the returning student, and is continually updated.

    The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) serves the nation’s interests by collecting and analyzing foreign intelligence related to national security threats, foreign governments and industries, as well as terrorist cells operating both in and outside of war zones. Intelligence obtained by the CIA is disseminated to key U.S. heads of state, including the President and his cabinet, and is used to help guide strategic military decisions, as well as decisions concerning foreign policy.

    With Chegg Test Prep, students can get instant access to hundreds of expert SAT, ACT, and GRE test prep guides. One of our most popular guides to date is our top 50 strategies for SAT test day article. And we’re only getting started! We know how stressful testing can be for students. With our free test prep resources, we aim to support students (particularly of low-income families) and help relieve some of that stress. It would be great if you could include a link to Chegg Test Prep since I imagine your visitors would enjoy having access to free standardized test prep resources, tips, and lessons. You can learn more about us here: SAT Test Prep: ACT Test Prep:

    A national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity.

    Provides guidelines and resources for middle school and high school students to achieve the attainable goal of a college education.

    College Parents of America (CPA) is the only national membership association dedicated to helping parents prepare for and put their children through college more easily, economically and safely.

    Contains information and resources on SAT scores, choosing a college, applying to college, and financial aid. Also include tips on making transition from high school to college smooth.

    College Confidential was founded to demystify many aspects of the college admissions process, and to help even

    Contains a collection of information about student financial aid on the web for students, parents and educators. Includes calculators, financial aid applications, military aid, loans and scholarship information.

    Resources and advice for students exploring majors by Penn State University.

    From the National Center for Education Statistics, lists the most popular majors and career trends.

    Look here for wonderful sites and resources including a calendar for each year of high school to prepare you for college.

    Produces a new edition of the newsletter every September, November, January, March, and May.

    The Letter of Intent process is explained for the athlete who’s being recruited.

    If you are thinking of attending college in a large urban city, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, or a community college you can find their security statistics here.

    The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has created a very general guide to education-related tax benefits for students and families.

    The author as a recent veteran of two bittersweet departures for college, offers you some guidelines on making the best of this highly emotional time.

    Written by students who have been through the college admissions process and want to help others.

    Contains a guide to understanding 529 College Saving Plans. All states have created innovative college savings programs designed to meet the savings needs of their citizens, these programs seek to make the savings option easier for the average family.

    Federal Student Aid’s guide to educational IRAs.

    A comprehensive information portal providing answers to your questions on getting a college education and more.

    The IRS’s guide to breaks on federal, state, and local taxes for students.

    Gives you a day in the life of each career, information on that field, career advice, and more.

    Upromise is a free service designed to help families save for college. Thousands of companies will help you save for your child's college education. You can save when you shop online, at your favorite stores, or at the grocery or drug store. You can save when you travel, dine out, and more.

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