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Making your college match

How do you find the right colleges for you? With so many choices, it may be unclear how to begin your search. We can help! Learn how to find colleges that are a good fit for you, create a winning college search strategy, and explore colleges with College Match.

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Predict your chances for admission at any college. See if you are a Good Bet, Maybe, or Reach, and why. See how you compare to current freshmen, how important each admissions factor is to the college, and how to improve your chances of getting in.

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The goods on getting in

To successfully apply and get into college, you need to know what colleges are looking for. Start here to learn how to improve your admission chances, make your applications shine, and develop your strategy to become the ideal college applicant.

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See who got in where and how you compare

See who got in last year, who didn't, and who’s applying this year. Get an inside look at thousands of real student profiles and decisions. Add your profile and see how you compare!

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Financing your college education

Worried about the cost of college? Most students (and parents) are. Start here for advice on paying for college, finding scholarships, and how to apply for and get the most financial aid.

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See who's getting financial aid, how much, and and how you compare

How much financial aid can you expect? View thousands of real student financial aid awards and see how much students just like you received at any college.

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Common Application and Universal College Application Guides

Our at-a-glance guides make it easy to see the colleges that accept each application, plus deadlines, fees and supplements.

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Find the scholarships that are looking for students like you – with your academic qualifications, interests, and other personal characteristics. Search 595,000 awards worth more than $4.5 billion.

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The magazine about college

Real life happens here! Check out College Buzz for personal stories by students on the road to college, plus tips on transferring, studying abroad, and managing your money, your time and your life at college.

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Which financial aid award is best?

Compare your financial aid awards and see which college is offering you the best deal, and why. See how your awards match up and estimate the cost to earn your undergraduate degree at each college.

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Find out how much colleges expect you to pay

Calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to see how much colleges expect you to contribute toward college costs and how much financial aid you may be eligible for.

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What will college really cost?

Find out your true out-of-pocket costs to attend any college. Get personalized results based on your financial situation and college choices.

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