How To Search For Colleges

  • 20 Jan, 2016

We are fortunate enough to have access to some of the best resources and technologies available because of the internet. Over the years, the college recruiting process has changed tremendously and it has become way more competitive. There are numerous tools to help student-athletes identify potential colleges that would be a great fit for them academically and athletically.

How to seach for colleges

With a simple Google search like “search for colleges” or “find a college” you will be amazed to discover how many helpful resources you can discover to help you search for your ideal college. You can search colleges by location:

  • Type of school (2 year community college, 4 year college)
  • School location (rural vs. urban)
  • school size (small, medium or large)
  • Campus and housing
  • Public vs. private
  • Division
  • Sports
  • Majors
  • Paying
  • And many other criteria

We have listed some helpful sites to better assist you in finding your perfect college. Before you start your search for your ideal college, please set up realistic goals based on your academic and athletic ability.

Going to college is not a four years choice, it’s a lifetime decision.

So evaluate yourself properly, do your research, get educated, and identify the best college fit. Don’t wait for anyone to do the work for you, IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. You have lots of helpful resources you can use to better prepare you for the big decission day.

1. Big Future

2. Peterson’s

3. College View

4. College Xpress

5. Fast Web

The sooner you start your college search, the closer you will be in identifying the IDEAL SCHOOL FIT. Don’t choose a school based only on athletics. Ask yourself: If I was no longer playing my sport at this school, would I still go? If you answered yes, then that’s the school for you. Good luck and start being proactive today.

Author @Nicolae Popescu

Nicolae Popescu is a former NCAA D1 full-scholarship student-athlete and the Founder of WeGotPlayers. He has experienced first-hand the complex college recruiting process himself. Nicolae' s knowledge, skills and sports expertise make him a valuable contributor in helping guide players and parents to find the right school fit. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and positively influencing players succeed in their sports journey and life thru the power of education and technology.
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