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Resources & Links

There is an overwhelming abundance of college resources out there. How do you know which ones are reliable? I believe in the sharing of information so I've listed some of my favorite college-focused resources.  I hope they provide you with information, inspire you to learn more, and help you better understand the college application and admissions process.

Researching Colleges, Understanding the College Landscape, & Self-Assessment Tools

  • Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will change the Way You Think About Colleges, Loren Pope. Check out the related website at

  • The Fiske Guide To Colleges, Edward B. Fiske

  • College Admission Essentials: A Step-By-Step Guide to Showing Colleges Who You Are & What Matters to You, Ethan Sawyer

  • WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange): 160+ colleges offering non-resident tuition discounts for Western students:  

  • Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of 60 Public University Honors Programs, John Willingham

  • Creative Colleges: A Guide for Students Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers, Elaina Loveland

  • The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences, Marybeth Kravets and Imy Wax

  • College Finder, Dr. Steven Antonoff. 

  • College Match by Dr. Steven Antonoff. Self-assessment worksheets for students. Free worksheets also available on 

  • - a companion to Dr. Steven Antonoff’s book College Finder, this site allows students to generate lists of colleges, compare schools, and search for scholarships

  • BigFuture, --research colleges, explore careers, self-assess and more.

  • Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be, Frank Bruni

  • The Truth About College Admission: A Family Guide To Getting In & Staying Together, B. Barnard & R. Clark

  • Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, Jeffrey Selingo

  • Malcolm Gladwell's Revisionist History podcast, June 2021 episode entitled "Lord of the Rankings". Learn about the inaccurate & subjective ranking methodologies used in U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

Essay Writing

Financial Aid


Resources & Links: Services
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