Naviance: College Search

Whether it’s matching colleges to a student’s career interests, or comparing admissions rates at a student’s top college choices, Naviance college planning tools allow students and families to make informed decisions. Students can also compare colleges and universities and explore scholarship opportunities.

For an introduction to Naviance, Log-In information, and how the Niwot Counseling Department and students utilize Naviance, click here.  For an overview of the college search tools on Naviance, see below.

SuperMatch™ & College Search Tools

When students are just beginning their college search process, it can be overwhelming and they may not know where to start. But with SuperMatch and other college search tools in Naviance, students can get matched from over 20 search criteria that will help them find colleges that are the right fit for them. Then, they can research the resulting schools and add them to their “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list.

College Match
Three lists of potential colleges to research are provided: “Colleges Looking for Students Like You,” “Colleges Other Students Like,” and “Colleges That Have Accepted Students Like You.”

College Search
This is an advanced search tool that enables students to create searches that focus on college criteria that is important to them, such as costs, campus surroundings, available majors, etc. Students can save college searches.

College Search Criteria:
Location
Majors
Test Scores
Tuition and Fees
Ethnicity
School Type (4-year or 2-year)
School Size
On Campus Housing
Campus Setting
Public or Private
Gender Mix
Historically Black
Getting In
Graduation Rate
Organizations
Special Services
Disability Services
Sports
Greek Life
Religious Affiliation
Liberal-Conservative
GLBT-Friendly
Great College Towns

Colleges I’m Thinking About List
As students complete their college research and find schools of interest, they can add them to the “Colleges I’m Thinking About” list in Family Connection.

Source: Naviance (Hobsons)
http://www.naviance.com/college-and-career-readiness-platform/college-planning

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