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:

https://student.naviance.com/tomballmhs

 

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

 

Cappex

 

College Confidential

 

College Data

 

Texas Monthly College Guide

 

Online College Fairs

https://www.collegeweeklive.com/

 

https://www.petersons.com/college-search.aspx

 

 

Questions to ask yourself

http://www.gocollege.com/admissions/college-search/

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

 

Niche

 

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

 

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

 

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

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-college-solution/2010/06/15/the-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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