Friday, September 22, 2006

Choosing A College, With Help From The Web

An article in the September 20, 2006 issue of the New York Times, "Choosing A College, With Help From The Web" discussed search engines that students can use to figure out what kind of college would be right for them. I forwarded the article to DD, who immediately followed a link in the article to a site called Counselor-O-Matic, offered by Princeton Review. She was asked to enter information about the kind of school she was looking for, her interests, her grades, class rank, SAT scores, etc. The site came up with a list of "good match" schools, "reach" schools and "safety" schools, including Oberlin, Bard, Dartmouth and NYU. I'm not sure how useful lists like this are -- and this seems like a strange combination of schools -- but to the extent that they present names of schools she (and I) may not have considered otherwise, this kind of tool should be somewhat helpful.


At Wed Oct 14, 04:55:00 PM 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've also heard of AcceptEdge ( that uses test scores, GPA and personal interests to suggest schools to look into! I've found it pretty useful...

At Wed Oct 21, 04:34:00 PM 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my friends was just talking about that the other day! Did you like it? I thought I'd be ok deciding on schools to apply to but I'm finding it to be really overwhelming...may have to look into this.

At Thu Oct 22, 03:30:00 PM 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used acceptedge and it's pretty cool. Def helped me narrow down my college application list.


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