May   2019



5 Free College Search Apps You Need to Try

CollegeXpress Student Writer

In today’s day and age, our day-to-day lives revolve around our phones—so why not make searching for colleges easier by using the easily accessible apps available right at your fingertips? These free apps (available on the App Store and Google Play) will not only help you search for colleges but also offer major, career, financial aid, and scholarship information and opportunities in just a few taps. Good luck and happy searching!

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  • Discover schools that are right for you with in-depth college profiles that include costs, admission requirements, and student life information, as well as college reviews from current students and alumni.
  • Compare school ratings and explore college rankings by state, major, and college type (e.g., public, private, religious affiliation).
  • View your chances of getting into a school with the “admissions calculator” based on GPA, test scores, and major.
  • Find personalized scholarships!
  • Learn more here.

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The College Fair

  • Explore and see how careers, majors, and schools connect by matching your strengths and interests with career options to guide your personalized college search and possible majors.
  • Construct a list of possible schools and learn about offered majors, admission chances, costs, financial aid, test scores, and other factors.
  • Create a personal profile and let schools know you’re interested by saving them to your list for further research.
  • Use a handy tool to save and compare schools.
  • The digital chatbot, Kai, can help you with anything related to your college search and answer questions about applications and financial aid.
  • Learn more here.

College Advisor (The Princeton Review)

  • Find your perfect college fit by filling out personal information and answering a series of questions about academics, geographic preferences, tuition needs, and more to get matched with schools, plus receive a list of safety, match, and dream schools just for you.
  • Detailed information about each college is available.
  • Most importantly, you can read unfiltered campus reviews from current students.
  • Learn more here.

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College Search Guide

  • This app can be used by anyone across the world looking to enroll in a college or university in the United States.
  • All the information is authentic; it comes directly from the US Department of Education.
  • View details about schools in different categories such as best undergraduate colleges for different majors, best graduate schools, trade schools, community colleges, and more.
  • The details are specific, ranging from degrees offered and diversity of the student population to retention rates and federal loan default rates.
  • Save your favorite colleges and use a handy tool to compare various schools.
  • Learn more here (Apple) or here (Android).

  • The college search can be filtered by state, type, and major.
  • Search colleges individually to find detailed information about academic levels; tuition and other expenses (on and off campus); school size; degrees offered; athletics; admission by test scores, gender, and race; graduation rates; and degrees conferred.
  • Search for scholarships with their Scholarship Directory, which lists every scholarship you can imagine. You can filter them by categories ranging from gender and financial need to artistic ability and religion.
  • Personalized scholarship results are also available by answering a series of questions oriented toward the applicant.
  • Learn more here.

And don’t forget that you can also find your favorite colleges and scholarships on CollegeXpress!

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About Pariti Sutaria

Pariti Sutaria

Pariti Sutaria is a STEM Academy student at Glassboro High School, graduating this year and looking forward to majoring in Statistics in college. She moved from India to the United States in 2008 and learned English (her third language). She is active in her high school’s activities, both academic and athletic. Outside school, she has received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for over 1,000 hours of service. Aside from completing her Girl Scout Leadership Gold Award and a research project, she's also on the Executive Teen Council at the Ronald McDonald House.

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