Choosing Colleges and Applying

Choosing Colleges and Applying

The hardest part for many students and families is choosing which schools to apply to.

Blog Posts:

Part 1: Parents: Help Your Teen Find a College That Fits

Part 2: Four Questions to Guide Your Teen’s College Exploration

College Rankings can (sometimes) be useful in narrowing down college options. Remember that these reflect a certain set of criteria (chosen by the author of the list) and will not tell you whether a college is right for you.

Money Magazine General Ranking; By Subtopic

Top California Colleges

Pride Index - reflects schools' support of and openness to LGBTQ students

PayScale Best Value Colleges

WUE Schools - These schools participate in an agreement which lowers tuition rates for any students in the Western Undergraduate Exchange, making out-of-state west coast schools more financially accessible to all students in the region.

Best Premed Schools


Best Value Colleges (Searchable)

Discover Data Science - Best Bachelor’s

Best Acceptance Likelihood Calculator