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Use the College Selector to find the right one for you. Search by type, size, location, majors, cost and more in over 7000 Colleges.

There's no magic formula for choosing a college, but there are steps you can take to find a good fit. Use this tool to start your journey.

Most students start by thinking about the kind of college they want to attend. As you do so, keep in mind that you have lots of options. More than 1,600 colleges — mostly community colleges — accept almost all high school graduates.

Begin By Considering these questions:

  • Do I want to go to a two-year or four-year college? At a two-year college, students can earn an associate degree. At a four-year college, students can earn a bachelor's degree. Many students begin at a two-year college on the path to a bachelor's degree at a four-year college.
  • Am I limiting my choices by focusing on whether a college is public or private? Many students exclude private colleges because they think they're more expensive, but that's not always the case. Financial aid can sometimes make private colleges as affordable as public colleges. And private colleges are not always more selective. The Ed Selector can Find the Right College for You!

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