May 6th, 2013

Where to Look

As a junior with only one more year of high school left before I graduate, one of the most important things that I have to begin concentrating on is finding the college that’s right for me. However, with so many different options available, things can get pretty overwhelming. There are many factors that go into finding the right college, and managing them all is not an easy task.

However, there is a tool that is pretty useful for making life a little bit easier. ACT offers a college search application that is available in the app store for both iPhone and iPod touch devices. The app allows the user to browse through US colleges and filter results based on different search criteria, including location, type of college, available majors, size, admissions, and cost. In addition, the app allows users to mark certain colleges as favorites so they can be found later in a neatly organized location.

Once a college is found, the application also provides information on male/female ratios, ethnicity breakdowns, admissions contact info, maps of the area, and housing and food information.

For me, this tool was really useful for matching schools that I was thinking of going to with criteria to make sure they were the right fit for me. I was able to confirm that the schools I was thinking of going to would be a good choice, and I was able to find schools similar to them that I hadn’t considered yet.

“ACT College Search” is available for free on the iTunes App Store.