Web Resources

A favorite list of online resources regarding higher education around the world:

College and University Search

  • College Data 411 - Detailed (U.S.) college profiles with data on admission, financial aid, academics, and campus life. Particularly helpful for the detailed breakdowns of entering freshman by test score bands.
  • College Navigator - A research tool developed by the US Department of Education
  • CollegeXpress - a favorite website for it's list of lists, e.g. The Happy Colleges, Colleges that Meet the Financial Needs of Students, 10 Cool Colleges for Entrepreneurs, etc.
  • Universities Canada’s online database of Canadian university study programs can help you determine where to study in Canada and find the programs that most interests you. Each program record in our database links back to more detailed information on the website of the Canadian university that delivers the program.
  • The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) publishes a list of more than 1000 accredited colleges and universities that do not use ACT/SAT scores to admit substantial numbers of students into bachelor-degree Programs
  • Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) was originally a college educational guide, by longtime student advocate and former New York Times education editor Loren Pope, that profiled institutions that Pope offered as much, if not more, than Ivy League schools. 
  • Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) members are committed to providing high-quality, public liberal arts education in a student-centered, residential environment.
  • The Association of American Universities (AAU) comprises 62 distinguished research universities across the United States that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery. Our universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic research and are educating tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.
  • AAICU is a leadership organization of American international universities, whose members provide responsible delivery and quality assurance of American higher education outside the United States.
  • EUNiCAS search for degree programs taught in English around Europe.
  • European Higher Education Fairs - From the European Higher Education Fairs comes an overview of the rich diversity of study opportunities available in universities across the EU.
  • European Universities - In 2011, some of the most prestigious international universities in Europe joined forces to promote English-language higher education in Europe. All  EUC members are recognised by local and foreign ministries of education for offering Bachelor programmes taught in English as well as dedicated services to international students on their campuses. 
  • Study in Australia is the official Australian Government website for international students. Use this site to search for courses, institutions and scholarships, read about studying and living in Australia, watch stories from other students, and much more.
  • Campus France - French higher education for international students
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) website promoting educational opportunities in Germany
  • Study in Holland is the official Dutch website for international students.
  • Study in Italy is the official Italian website for international students.
  • Japan Study Support provides information about Japanese tertiary institutions interested in recruiting international students that is jointly operated by the Asian Students Cultural Association and Benesse Corporation.
  • Studying in Switzerland - Website of SUIM, a network of the 12 public Swiss Universities
  • Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) - a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities. Find higher ed courses in the UK.
Student Reviews
  • Niche claims to be the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies as their report cards incorporate data from over 100 million reviews and survey responses from students, parents, and more.
  • Unigo - college reviews by college students
Special Interest
  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) – is a non-profit consortium of 42 leading art schools in the US and Canada. 
  • The Women’s College Coalition has a directory of women's colleges in the United States and Canada
  • The Great Books concept of education is one where students approach learning through the study of the classic texts that constitute the “great conversation” of Western Civilization. Often, there is a single, unified curriculum for all students. This helps foster a sense of community as conversations happen from the shared experience of grappling with the same ideas.
  • Campus Pride produces a database of hundreds of LGBTQ-friendly campuses and what they have to offer.
  • Work Colleges offer students enhanced learning opportunities by integrating Work, Learning and Service throughout their college experience. All Member Colleges help students graduate with limited debt; three are tuition-free for qualified students.
  • Interested in a Jesuit education? Check out the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) - Jesuit higher education provides students with the opportunity to become thoughtful, competent and compassionate men and women for others, with a commitment to the greater good and a passion for justice, preparing them for lives of leadership and service.
  • The EcoLeague is a consortium of liberal arts colleges dedicated to ecologically focused education, and to modeling sustainability through their operations and facilities.
  • LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site features hundreds of helpful articles, including a section on college and college prep.
  • ACT - registration, free test preparation, and score retrieval
  • The College Board produces the SAT and the Advanced Placement (AP) programs.
  • The TOEFL is a widely accepted English-language test, recognized by more than 10,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries.
  • The British Council Taiwan offers International English Language Testing System (IELTS) tests in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung on various dates throughout the year. Registrations take place in person, by post or online and are processed centrally at the British Council office in Taipei.
  • Increasingly accepted by more institutions worldwide, Duolingo is a low-cost, on-demand English test.
Visual & Performing Arts
  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design – a non-profit consortium of 42 leading art schools in the US and Canada. 
  • Free and open the public, Performing and Visual Arts College Fair allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of postsecondary institutions.
  • The National YoungArts Foundation identifies and nurtures the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. 
  • Universities listed in the National Unified Auditions conduct simultaneous auditions and interviews for entry into their theatre programs. 
  • Preview - International Portfolio Review Forum - brings together students who aspire to study visual art, design, architecture and related arts with experienced representatives and faculty from top art and design colleges and universities in the world.
  • The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers and provide students opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships.