Your College Match results is a list of either the colleges that match the name you entered in Match by Name, or the colleges that match the preferences you entered in Match by Preference. To review the match criteria you used, click the "What did I search for?" link above your results.
If your College Match results include more than 25 colleges, your results will be paginated. To go to a particular page of results, click on the page number. If your results include more than eight pages, "next" and "previous" links will be provided with the page numbers. Click "next" to go to the next set of eight pages. Click "previous" to go to the previous set of eight pages.
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You may sort your results by name, city, state, student body size, gender mix, entrance difficulty, resident cost of attendance, non-resident cost of attendance, financial need met, merit aid, student debt, freshman satisfaction, graduation rate, institution type, and the level of representation of students from particular backgrounds (American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and International Students). If you are logged in, you may also sort by Your College Chances and Your Net Price. The current sort criterion is indicated by this icon . To sort by another criterion, click the appropriate column heading. To change the sort order — for example from low-to-high to high-to-low or from a-z to z-a — click the column heading again. If you have more than one page of results, the sort criterion and order will be applied to all pages.
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Click a college name to view its College Profile, which contains detailed information about academics, admission, financial aid, student and campus life, and more.
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If you are logged in: To add a college to your Data Locker, check the box in the Locker column and then click the "Save" button below. Colleges already saved to your locker display a "Saved to Locker" icon instead of the checkbox.
If you are not logged in: Click the "Add to Locker" icon .
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If your Match by Preference results are not what you were expecting, adjust your match criteria and try again.
Too Many: If there are too many colleges in your results, add more preferences to narrow the field.
Too Few: If there are too few colleges in your results and you selected many preferences, remove some criteria and search again. If there are too few colleges in your results and you selected a small number of preferences, revise your match criteria to include more preferences.
College Chances estimates your chances for undergraduate admission by comparing your academic and extracurricular information with the qualifications of students most recently admitted to the college, the level of competition for admission, and the relative weight in the admissions process the college places on different types of qualifications. To calculate your chances at a college, click the "Estimate" button in the Your College Chances column. Your results will display as a graphic that indicates your chances as "Good Bet," "Maybe" or "Reach." Click the graphic to view more detailed results and additional information about what's behind your chances.
|Good Bet Many students with qualifications similar to yours are admitted. At all but the most selective colleges, you are likely to be admitted if you maintain or improve upon your current qualifications.|
|Maybe Some students with qualifications similar to yours are admitted, and some are not. You might be admitted.|
|Reach Some students with qualifications similar to yours are admitted, but most are not. Your chances for admission are low.|
|Unavailable College Chances are not available for this college. A small number of colleges did not provide the information we need to determine College Chances.|
|You have not used the College Chances calculator.|
To recalculate your chances, click the "Recalculate" link at the top of the Your College Chances column.
College Chances can't predict with absolute certainty whether you will be admitted to any college, but our calculation is based on real-life data and can give you a general idea of how you would be evaluated and whether you need to strengthen your preparation.
College Chances is most accurate for students with typical qualifications applying to all but the most selective colleges. Results are less reliable for students whose qualifications are not typical — for example, if the GPA is very high relative to the test scores or vice versa. Results are also less reliable for the most selective colleges, where factors other than those used in the College Chances calculator play a large role in determining which students are admitted. It's tough to make predictions at highly selective colleges because the majority of applicants have exemplary qualifications.
Net price is your real cost to attend a college — the amount you can expect to pay out-of-pocket. To estimate your net price, the CollegeData Net Price Calculator looks at the college's cost of attendance, your expected family contribution (EFC), and the amount and composition of recent financial aid awards at the college. Your net price includes your EFC, any financial need that the college is not likely to cover, plus any financial aid awarded in the form of loans or work-study employment — money which ultimately comes out of your pocket.
To calculate your net price for a college, click the "Calculate" button in the Your Net Price column. One of the following results will display in the Net Price column for each college in your results:
|You have not yet used the Net Price Calculator.|
|$19,253||A dollar amount, such as this, represents your estimated net price to attend the college. Click it to view complete net price details and additional information about costs and financial aid at the college.|
|Your net price cannot be calculated for this college because the college did not report all the information necessary for the calculation.|
The composition of a college's financial aid packages may vary according to students' level of study and residency status (if the college is a public institution). The net price amounts listed in the College Match Results are for freshmen who are considered residents for purposes of tuition.
The Net Price Calculator estimates costs based on financial information you provide and statistics reported by the colleges. It cannot determine your actual cost to attend a particular college. The Net Price Calculator considers need-based financial aid only; it does not include scholarships or other non-need-based aid you might receive, which could significantly reduce your net price. In addition, college financial aid decisions involve a variety of factors and consider individual circumstances in a manner that cannot be built into a calculator. However, the Net Price Calculator IS based on real data and should give you a general idea of how much need-based financial aid you are eligible for, how much of it you can expect in the form of loans and work-study, and what your overall out-of-pocket costs will be.
Don't assume that you will receive a particular amount or type of financial aid on the basis of your net price results. Discuss your individual circumstances with your counselor, family financial advisor, and financial aid representatives at the colleges you are considering.
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