• College Search Websites

    Once you've figured out what sort of college is a good fit for you, visit some of these websites. When you plug in information about yourself and what you want, they will generate lists of school for you to consider. If a school sounds interesting to you, put it on your list. Don't worry if the list is long when you start; you'll narrow it down before you actually apply.
    College Express: Search a variety of lists for schools outside of the usual rankings (schools for the free spirit, for example), search for scholarships and summer programs, and compare schools.
    GAfutures: A great guide to in-state colleges. 
    College Scorecard: This site from the US Department of Education offers lots of reliable data and statistics to help you compare schools (four-year and two-year).
    Cappex: Create a profile that goes well beyond test scores and grade-point averages to help you discover interesting schools that you might not have heard of. Scholarship information is available, too.
    College Board: Search for schools, view statistics on the academic profile of a college's freshman class, financial aid and merit aid stats, available majors, and much more. Also register for the SAT here.
    College Navigator: This federal website contains tons of data on the nation's colleges and universities.
    College Confidential: Search for schools and find lots of great articles and forums on all aspects of the college process.
    Niche: Search for schools and scholarships.
    Unigo: Search for schools, and also read thousands of reviews from the students themselves.