Here is my recommendation for sites and books that everyone going through the college search process should be aware of. Many of these sites have tools that are indispensable for the search, and they'll give you plenty of information to help you conduct your own research. It's important to find a combination of sites that work for you, because no one site will have all of the information you need. Mix and match the facts you get from each to get a real picture of what it will be like to attend a specific university.
Choosing a Major:
Virtual Tours and Reviews of Colleges and Universities:
- Colleges That Change Lives: 40 schools that will change the way you think about colleges, Loren Pope
- The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of A Premier College, Jacques Steinberg
- Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be, Frank Bruni
- College Rules!, Sherrie Nist-Olejnik, Ph.D. & Jodi Patrick Holschuh, Ph.D.
- Getting In! The Zinch Guide to College Admissions and Financial Aid in the Digital Age, Steve Cohen, Anne Dwane, Paulo de Oliveira & Michael Muska