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Find the Right College Fit with the College Compatibility Tool

By Peterson's Staff updated on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Interested in finding the college fit that is right for you? Peterson's StudentEdge can help you find schools that match your needs with a college compatibility tool, which allows you to choose specific characteristics you're looking for.

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After you register for a free StudentEdge account or log in to your existing account, you'll have access to the college compatibility tool. You can then select the characteristics you want a school to have and view a list of colleges that match your requirements.

Among others, the college characteristics you can use include:

  • location and setting
  • size and type
  • affiliation
  • diversity and gender
  • ratio
  • selectivity and GPA
  • majors
  • special programs
  • sports and clubs


Start finding colleges that are the right fit for you!

StudentEdge registration will open in a new window. If you do not have an access code or high school affiliation, you can get directly to the registration form by selecting Student or Parent and clicking on the I am Home Schooled link.

After you sign up, click on the School Search tab and then click on the Get Started button to access the college compatibility tool.


Click here to get access to StudentEdge, a free college planning resource center

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