9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Education: College Catalogs, Directories and Rankings
College Search allows the user to select specific criteria for
finding colleges or universities. These criteria include college
major, size of city, makeup of students, state, religious affiliation,
and other pertinent information.
News Education Site
The website offers links to a comprehensive list of U.S. colleges
and universities. It is also a highly regarded source for undergraduate
and graduate school rankings. The site includes selected articles
on education news and trends, as well as premium features to aid
in searching for the right college.
Back To College
A resource for nontraditional students, this site includes information
about individual universities, financial aid, foreign study, internships,
online degrees, and life experience credit.
Virtual College Tours
Users can search for colleges alphabetically or by state. This
site includes Webcams, websites, and virtual tours of many college
Peterson's Education & Career
A broad overview of many colleges and universities, covering
undergraduate and graduate programs, student aid and financial information,
summer programs and learning enrichment.
Careers and Colleges
A selective listing that contains information on undergraduate
programs at private universities. Free of cost, but requires
World-Wide Graduate School
Extensive listing of graduate programs worldwide, with an index
of programs by subject and a keyword search feature.
News Graduate School Rankings
Including vast information on 39 disciplines, this site ranks
graduate schools in many subjects, with an explanation of the
methods of ranking analysis. Rankings are available in Business,
Law, Engineering, Education, Medicine, Chemistry, English, History
and Political Science.
and University Rankings
From the University of Illinois, this site presents an annotated
guide to online rankings services for American colleges and universities.
Although the validity of college rankings are often controversial,
a context for ranking services is provided and questions of objectivity
and measurement are addressed. The site includes a thorough bibliography
and individual sections for undergraduate, law, business, and graduate