These broad filters will begin to narrow your search results.
Two-year colleges, also called junior colleges or community colleges, confer an
associate’s degree (AA or AAS), while four-year colleges confer a bachelor’s degree
(BA or BS). Many students begin their studies at a two-year school, later transferring
to a four-year program.
Public schools are funded primarily by state and local governments, which means that
tuition is often lower than at private or proprietary schools. Private schools are
similarly not-for-profit, however tuition can be much higher. Proprietary schools,
unlike public and traditional private schools, are run as for-profit businesses.
Religious affiliation does not necessarily translate to an overtly religious tone
on campus. Some religious affiliations are purely historical in nature, reflecting
a particular religion’s role in a school’s establishment, while others play an active
role in campus life. If you do select a religious affiliation, ONLY schools reporting
that religious affiliation will be returned in your results.
A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is one with a full-time (or equivalent) enrollment
of undergraduate students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic. A Historically-Black
College or University (HBCU) is one that was established before 1964 with the intention
of serving the African American community. Tribal Colleges are owned and operated
by Native American tribes.
Many of our oldest colleges and universities began as single-sex (usually all male)
institutions. While most have transitioned to co-educational institutions, there
are still single-sex options out there. Keep in mind that attending a single-sex
college doesn’t mean you’ll never get to interact with members of the opposite sex;
with cross-registration and consortium memberships, many single-sex institutions
offer plenty of opportunity to mix it up.
Choose one of the options below to search by state/region or focus your search on
a particular zip code.
Many different majors fall into each academic area. Colleges that are returned in
your results must offer at least one major in the area(s) you select.
Each academic area encompasses many different majors. The individual majors offered
by a college are listed on its profile page.
The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) helps college students train to be officers
in a branch of the U.S. military. Participants are eligible for tuition assistance
and scholarships to help pay for college. If you are interested in ROTC, you should
focus your search on colleges and universities that offer an ROTC program.
Select the range in which you'd like the average GPA for admitted students to fall.
We recommend choosing a range that includes or is near to your GPA.
Select the range in which you'd like the average score for admitted students to
fall or limit your search to schools not requiring the SAT or ACT for admission. We
recommend selecting a range that encompasses your own score or anticipated score.
Average SAT Combined Math and Reading Score
Average ACT Composite Score
Whether you are transferring from a two-year school to a four-year school or from
one four-year school to another, make sure you consider how many of your credits
will be accepted for transfer and how many credits will need to be completed at
your new school.
The search will return colleges offering all of your selections at any level (Division
I/II/III or Club/Intramural).
Whether you are a participant or fan, select the sports that you would like a college
to offer.A college will need to offer all of the sports selected in order to be
returned in your results.
Choose one of the options below to search by your desired college cost criteria.
Public universities in the state you call home often charge significantly less for
tuition and fees than private colleges do. Specific residency requirements must
be met, so be sure to read the fine print. Also, private colleges are often able
to offer more generous aid packages bringing the net price down significantly.
This represents the "sticker price" for one year of full-time tuition at a college
and does not factor in any scholarships and financial aid you might qualify for.
Room and board is also not included.
Household income represents the total annual income of your household. We ask this
question to provide you with the most relevant data on how much you might actually
pay at a particular college. The "net price" typically goes up as household income
rises as need-based aid is less available.
This represents the average cost paid for tuition and fees at a particular college
once need-based financial aid is taken into account. This may be higher or lower
than what you actually end up paying, which will, of course, depend on your individual
family's circumstances, but it may be more useful than the sticker price if you
think you qualify for some financial aid.
The setting and culture of a college may have as big an impact on your college experience
as its academics and your fellow students.
Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond? Campus
size impacts everything from class size to weekend activities, but keep in mind
the surrounding area (city, suburb or rural setting) also plays a role in student
There are colleges in bustling cities, the quiet countryside and everything in between.
The setting will impact your part-time job opportunities, fieldwork options, off-campus
social life and more.
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