Creating College Lists

5 Crucial Items Missing from Your College Comparison Spreadsheet

A college comparison spreadsheet is really the most effective way to narrow your list of colleges you want to actually…

2 months ago

Find Colleges with the Most Merit Scholarships in 4 Easy Steps

(For those looking for colleges with the most merit scholarships, I’m updating this post. Because I’ve updated the spreadsheet several…

6 months ago

Beware of Best Colleges Lists

Recently I was profiling Saint Michael's College in Vermont and learned about their Ski and Ride program for students. They…

7 months ago

4 Reasons People Don’t Pick Affordable Colleges

There are over 1,600 four-year public and private colleges in the United States. And guess what, they don’t all cost…

8 months ago

Parents: Don’t Ignore These 5 Numbers when Comparing Colleges

Before parents sit back and let their kids drive the college application process, there are some numbers they need to…

10 months ago

7 Useful Ways to Compare Colleges

If you have kids old enough for you to be thinking about the college admissions process and how you’ll pay…

11 months ago

50-50 Colleges: 600 Schools You Can Get Into and Graduate From

(Updated for 2022) I just finished updating the list of 50-50 colleges with the latest IPEDS data release and, as…

11 months ago

Everything You Need to Know About Scholarships

What are College Scholarships? What are the Scholarship Types? How do students apply for scholarships? When can students apply for…

12 months ago

10 Essential Clues Students Miss When Researching Colleges

Unless you're willing to just pick one set of college rankings and use it to decide between colleges, at some…

1 year ago