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General Resources

  • Braintrack: University Index
    Claiming to be "the world's most complete directory for university and college search," this site includes a search function and links to the home pages of colleges and universities worldwide. Listings are also available in a geographical arrangement.
  • College Blue Book [Rutgers Restricted]
    An electronic version of the 6 volume 35th edition, the resource serves as a "guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, distance learning programs, and occupational education programs."
  • College Board
    A variety of information on the college application process, including an advanced "find your match" search of two and four-year colleges using comparative criteria like cost, location, sports and activities, and more.
  • College, College Scholarships, and Online Degrees
    Includes a variety of directories including colleges and universities, online degree programs, historically black colleges and universities, programs for disabled students, scholarship resources, and more.
  • College Navigator
    From the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, a searchable index of information on universities; liberal arts colleges; specialized colleges; community colleges; career or technical colleges; and trade schools.
  • College Results Online
    From The Education Trust, a database of graduation rates at colleges and universities. Rates can be retrieved for a specific college or university, for a group of institutions, or by student and institutional characteristics.
  • CollegeSource Online
    Searchable access to profiles, web pages, and maps for two-year, four-year, graduate, and professional schools in the United States and elsewhere. A subscription is required to access the full-text catalogs.
  • EdRef College Search Directory
    A free online directory providing information about thousands of US colleges. Includes special sections on athletic scholarships, minority colleges, online schools, and religious schools.
  • Education Research Guide
    A guide to major resources for conducting research in the field of education and for finding curriculum materials.
  • Education Resource Organizations Directory
    From the U.S. Department of Education, a searchable database of organizations that provide information and assistance on a broad range of education-related topics.
    Search for graduate programs by subject or school name to retrieve a list of programs in the United States, abroad, or via distance learning. Also includes links to information on standard educational tests, financial aid, fellowships, and related information.
  • Higher Education in the US of America & Canada
    Features links and resources for international students interested in attending college in the United States or Canada.
  • Peterson's
    Multiple resources, including links to information on colleges and universities, graduate schools, online and continuing education, and K-12 school and programs.
  • Search for Schools and Colleges
    Search for public schools, private schools, and colleges by name, location, or ZIP code. From the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics.
    Uses the Google Search engine to index university and academic Web sites, and return search results in ranked order.
  • State Education Data Profiles
    Information on elementary/secondary education, postsecondary education, public libraries, and selected demographics for all states in the U.S., provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • U.S. Department of Education Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
    A database listing postsecondary educational institutions and programs, each of which is accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a "reliable authority as to the quality of postsecondary education."
  • U.S. Universities by State
    A list of links to the home pages of regionally accredited U.S. universities, organized by state.
  • UNESCO Portal on Higher Education Institutions
    "Offers access to on-line information on higher education institutions recognized or otherwise sanctioned by competent authorities in participating countries."
  • Universities Worldwide
    A searchable database of links to universities throughout the world.

Community Colleges

  • American Association of Community Colleges
    A large collection of material on community colleges including statistics and a "Community College Finder" with a clickable map.
  • Community College Review
    Offers tools and data to help users compare colleges within their state and learn more about how community colleges work.
  • U.S. Community Colleges by State
    A list of links to the home pages of community colleges in the United States, including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, and Puerto Rico.

Distance Education / Online Learning


Grants and Scholarships

For information on grants and scholarships please visit the

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  • Academic Ranking of World Universities
    Provides rankings for the top 500 universities as well as the two 200 universities in a variety of academic disciplines.
  • Best Colleges
    The online version of the US News and World Report annual ranking of colleges. The complete report is only available with a subscription. Articles from the series in the US News and World Report are also available full-text online via Academic Search Premier [Rutgers Restricted]
  • Best Graduate Schools
    The online version of the US News and World Report annual ranking of graduate schools. The complete report is only available with a subscription. Articles from the series in the US News and World Report are also available full-text online via Academic Search Premier [Rutgers Restricted]..
  • Best Online Colleges
    Searchable by degree level and category. A breakdown of the criteria and scoring system for rankings is available on the methodology page.
  • College and University Rankings
    An excellent annotated list of ranking information in print and on the web. Includes links to general/undergraduate, graduate/research programs, business, law, and non-US rankings, as well as a bibliography of additional sources. From the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • College Rankings
    Search by category or school name to find the "best" ranked schools from the Princeton Review. Complete information requires free registration.
  • Washington Monthly College Guide
    Provides ranking information for National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Master's Universities, Baccalaureate Universities, "Best Bang for the Buck Schools," and Community Colleges.

Study Abroad

  • Go Overseas: Study Abroad
    Provides a directory of study abroad programs, as well as participant reviews, articles and guides to help facilitate the search for information on study abroad, and tips for planning your trip.
    From the Institute of International Education, the site allows users to search program listings on U.S. education abroad. Also includes an extensive student guide with tips on selecting a program, preparing for travel, living abroad, returning home, and related issues.
    News, information, and other resources about being an international student and preparing for study abroad.
  • Rutgers Center for Global Education - Study Abroad
    Information about programs, scholarships, health and safety, and more.
    Includes program directories searchable by city, country, language, or subject. Also provides a basic handbook and a variety of related information.
  • Study Abroad Research Guide
    Links and useful information for Rutgers students in the Study Abroad program.


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