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College search made easy with Peterson’s "Four-Year Colleges" guide

This book from Peterson's Publishing is a great resource for finding four-year colleges that will provide you with the academics and opportunities that you need to excel.

By Peterson's Staff updated on June 14, 2013

Find the Right College Fit with the College Compatibility Tool

You can use StudentEdge's college compatibility tool to find the college that's right for you.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 31, 2013

Understanding Accreditation of U.S. Colleges and Universities

Accreditation is a form of endorsement that college and universities use to let potential students know that their program offers a valid education that is officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Unique College Majors

Here are some of the most peerless, most interesting, and most exceptional majors out there.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 29, 2013

Colleges Near You

Types of Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

If you're planning to study in the U.S., you have a number of choices when it comes to picking your school. There are many types of colleges and universities, each having its own mission and purpose within American education.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Types of Colleges and Universities for Your Child

Helping your child pick a college can be much like choosing a spouse — finding the right match is of the utmost importance.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 29, 2013

Find U.S. Colleges and Universities with the Help of Education USA

If you're not a US citizen and you're interested in coming to school in the USA, then there are plenty of options to pave a path for you. Education USA is one of them. To find out more about how to find a good school in the USA, read this article.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Colleges and Universities Search: Family Advice for Parents

Choosing a college and university is a decision that ultimately should be made by the student, but it's a decision that all of the family can help with. Colleges can provide familial benefits, and family members can help the student to think through the college search.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Diversity at Colleges and Universities through Multicultural Recruiting

Diversity and multiculturalism are both very important to your college experiences, and to the colleges themselves. If you're interested in making sure that any college or university you visit has made diversity a priority, then you should read this article to find out what to look for.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Colleges and Universities: Choosing the Right Fit

Part of finding the right college or university for you will, of course, be picking out the criteria that matter most to you, and then seeing if any of the colleges or universities you're looking at fit those criteria. If you want a guide to that process, then read on.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Colleges and Universities' Accreditation Credentials

Accreditation is something you should be taking into account throughout your college hunt. You'll want to know which colleges and universities are accredited and which are not, and you'll want to know what each accreditation means. Read here for more.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 28, 2013

Choosing Colleges and Universities: What Parents Should Do

Parents! Here are some tips that you can keep in mind to help yourself and your child out while he or she is going through the college admissions process, to both reduce stress and to make it all a success.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013

Ask the Experts: Colleges and Universities

Read actual questions from students about colleges and universities and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013

Accreditation at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Accreditation of universities and colleges in the US matters. You don't want to attend a college or a university without the proper accreditation, so you'll want to make sure that any college or university you look at is properly accredited. Read on to find out more about accreditation at US colleges and universities.

By Peterson's Staff updated on January 23, 2013
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