College Exploration

With a little background knowledge and the right tools, exploring colleges and crafting your college list can be easy and manageable.  Check out all the great resources including college search engines and videos below.

SuperMatch College Search found in Naviance


Naviance Log In For Students:


Username - Student ID


Password – Click "forgot password" and reset your password if you haven't already reset it. A temporary password will be sent to your school email.  Be sure to check your spam folder. Avoid using copy/paste to avoid accidentally copying a space. (Login FAQs)


Big Future - College Board




College Confidential


College Data


Texas Monthly College Guide


Online College Fairs



Questions to ask yourself

You can use college ranking lists to help you explore a wider variety of colleges to best suit your interests and needs.


Forbes - focuses on best return on investment for students


Princeton Review - concentrates on student experiences




U.S. News & World Reports - uses objective data like retention rates, alumni giving rates, standardized test scores, and financial aid


U.S. News & World Reports List of 10 Best College Websites



Great article discussing match & fit in college search:
How to Choose Dream, Target, and Safety Schools
Check out these TMHS alums' videos and what criteria they used when
choosing their colleges. 
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