Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Bates CollegeLocation: Lewiston, Maine
Profiles of Bates College
U.S. News & World Report
See where Bates College stands on U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of the best colleges in the U.S. Also find info on admissions, academics and costs. The site's comparison tool is really handy -- you can look at multiple colleges' costs, selectivity and enrollment figures side-by-side.
- College Prowler
College Prowler provides in-depth reviews and analysis of U.S. colleges. The site's main strength is its extensive reviews -- most schools on the site have hundreds. You can also find rankings for key topics such as academics, athletics, diversity, weather and off-campus housing. We also love the site's focus on numbers -- it provides application deadlines and fees; notification dates; student:faculty ratio; a breakdown of the undergraduate class by ethnicity; and a breakdown of expenses, from tuition to textbooks. Registration for the site is free.
- College Board
College Board is possibly the most comprehensive college review website, offering details on the school's size, setting and student body; admissions; cost and financial aid; special study options; sports; deadlines; SAT, AP and CLEP policies and figures; majors; and housing and campus life. Stuff we love about this site: You can print the full college profile or email it; Get a direct link to the application page of each college; Personalized sections, such as "Students who viewed this university also viewed" and "How does my academic performance stack up?"
Peterson's makes information easy to find and navigate, from admissions to cost and financial aid, to majors and degrees, to sports and the student body, thanks to the site's simple layout. We like the "Colleges You May Like" section, which suggests other colleges you may potentially like based on your current search.
CollegeSource provides a detailed look at the degrees offered by a college, as well as accreditation info, enrollment figures and costs. Link directly to a college's website, view the college on a map and check out the school's college catalog.
Though Unigo offers a great profile and hundreds of campus videos and photos of any given university, the site stands out due to its extensive reviews from actual students who attend that school and experts who are affiliated with it. Read what students think of the campus, the classes, their professors and peers. See what they think are the best and worst things about a school, what they find challenging and inspiring. You can also post questions about the school, admissions, etc. in the open forum section.
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