101 College Niche Resource Sites

101 College Niche Resource Sites

101 College Niche Resource Sites

Do you need help finding a scholarship or applying for financial aid? How about some assistance in identifying colleges and universities offering what you’re looking for?

Do you know where to instantly find the email addresses, telephone numbers, and home pages of colleges and universities throughout the United States? Would you like to learn more about the SAT and ACT, and take a few practice tests? How about links to applications accepted by hundred of colleges and universities?

There is also help here for students seeking admission to graduate schools. They will find great links to learn more about the GRE, GMAT, MBA programs, and more. And, we will take you to the best free scholarship search services on the internet.

Financial Aid Need Estimator

This tool, developed by the ACT folks, will give you a good idea of what your financial need is likely to be. Your financial need determines how much (if any) need-based federal aid you qualify to receive.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students

A good resource to identify scholarships for which undocumented students are eligible.
Study in China. Offers opportunities for studying Chinese or earning a degree from a Chinese university. Scholarships available.

Great List

U.S. colleges which offer need-based financial aid to international students. Compiled by Doug Thompson for the Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling.


A site offering detailed information on over 6,000 colleges, universities and trade schools.

Acceptance Letter College Admissions Help

Admissions consulting and test prep company run by Harvard graduates who have 99th percentile SAT scores. Offers private SAT tutoring, college application essay editing, interview preparation, and overall admissions consulting packages.

Learn Spanish

at IMAC in Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, or Ecuador. English Language Schools in London, Malta, and Bournemouth

My Life Coach

Find your perfect career. Powerful assessments help to determine your ideal career path. Counseling and on-line database of careers included.

Campus Explorer

Campus Explorer is a free service that allows students to search for colleges and career schools that meet their educational needs and preferences.

Financial Aid Super Site

A financial aid consulting service that helps parents complete the forms and maximize the students financial aid package.

Homework Help

The online network of university teaching assistants from the world’s top graduate schools. 24/7 academic assistance in all subjects at reasonable rates.

Direct Textbook

Compare Prices on New and Used College Textbooks

Collegiate Choice Walking Tours

Two New Jersey counselors offer unedited, unscripted videos of actual tours and info sessions at hundreds if colleges.


Perhaps the best SAT/ACT prep program on the internet.


An excellent information page for international students interested in studying in the United States with a link to an affiliated site with information about scholarships for international students.

International Education Financial Aid

Thinking of studying in a foreign country? Looking for financial aid to make it possible? Start here.

FAFSA on the Web

Submit your free federal financial aid form online

CollegeNet Mach 25

Free scholarship search which will also help you create letters to apply for scholarships.


A free scholarship search service which is updated weekly. You’ll also find lots of good advice on this page, and you can sign up for a free email scholarship newsletter.

The Scholarship Page

A free scholarship search service.


One of the most comprehensive pages on the net about graduate school options. If you want to go to graduate school, go here first.

NACAC College Fair News

A listing of major college fairs throughout the country hosted by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors. These fairs are attended by hundreds of colleges and offer students a great opportunity to meet college representatives and gather literature.


The name says it all. Lots of information.


Would you believe a page with links to more than 4,750 colleges and universities?

College Board Online

College Board, the people who bring you the SAT, offer you everything you could ever want to know about the SAT. Other subjects on this extensive site include information about the AP (advanced placement) exams.

ACT Home Page

The ACT folks, as you would imagine, also have an informative page.

GRE-Graduate Record Exams

If you’re headed for grad school in any area but business, the GRE is probably in your future. Learn all about the GRE here, and be sure to check out the schedule of GRE Forums, the grad school equivalent of college fairs.

MBA Explorer

If an MBA is your goal, you’ll probably be taking the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). You’ll find out all about the GMAT here, and get lots of other information geared to prospective MBA students. Here’s aquick tip…click on the “site index” to review the page contents.

Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities

If you’re looking for “Christ-centered education”, you’ll find links to Coalition member institutions here.

United Negro College Fund Member Institutions

Links to some of the leading private, traditionally African-American colleges and universities.

Financial Aid Resource Center

Shawn, the author, is a college financial aid administrator. He won’t disclose where (a little mystery is always good), but he clearly knows his stuff…his page has lots of good information. He’ll even answer your questions.


Another pretty comprehensive information page for college-bound students, with a free college search, free scholarship search, and something that sets it apart from many similar sites….free online ACT and SAT practice tests.


If you’re an athlete concerned about eligibility issues, try this site. If you can understand the NCAA rules the SAT and ACT should be a snap for you.


Another organization which governs college athletics. If you’re a student-athlete considering attending an NAIA college/university, you’ll be interested in this page.


The NJCAA governs intercollegiate athletics at two year colleges.
Community College Web: Probably the most comprehensive site dealing with community colleges. Among other things, it offers a searchable index of nearly 900 community college home pages.

Cynthia Good’s College and Career Planning Page

Lots of good links to college, scholarship, career, and study skills sites.

Back to College

Information for the returning student, including weekly education updates, and financial aid, distance learning, and graduate school.

Free SAT Prep

Free tips, strategies, and practice questions and answers from former SAT instructors.


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