Colleges come in all shapes and sizes. Some colleges have classes with over 300 students, and some colleges have classes with no more than 30 students! Comparing colleges helps you determine which ones you for sure want to visit and which ones you don't. It also allows you to prioritize which colleges you would like to apply to. Click on the links under "Comparing Colleges" to search different colleges for size, diversity, cost, and acceptance rates. Don't forget, you can also view this same data for every college in the United States by logging on to Xello.
On this page, you will also find helpful links about adjusting to college life as well as tips for planning an official college visit. Speaking of college visits, Mr. Ghitis recommends that you schedule an official visit to as many colleges/universities that interest you. This is perhaps the best way to determine the right "fit" for you. By visiting, you can see if the college has certain organizations you want to participate in, such as fraternities/sororities, intermural sports, student life events, etc. Please check the latest announcements and your CCC Team for when these schools visit Heights during Advocacy!
This website is a one-stop shop for researching everything about the college process. Try this site first!
Sponsored by the Department of Education, this website gives detailed information about each school.
For finding out statistical information about each school, this is the best website around.
Compare your favorite colleges in terms of cost, diversity, and student success.
Adjusting to College
How to Study
Want some seriously good study tips? Do you struggle with test anxiety? If so, check out these helpful videos!
These are the basic steps students need to take before going to college.
Resources & Support for First-Generation College Students
This website provides helpful information for first-generation college students.
College Visit Tips
Get the Most Out of Your College Visit
Learn how to get the most out of your college visit here!
What to Ask on a College Visit
This ellaborates on what (and what NOT) to ask on an official college visit.
14 Tips for an Effective College Visit
Helpful tips while you are visiting your college.