Sunday, May. 26, 2013
Stanford UniversityLocation: Stanford, California
Profiles of Stanford University
U.S. News & World Report
See where Stanford University 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.
- Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, a resource of the U.S. Department of Education, can help you quickly find in-depth facts on a university's history, admissions, academics, costs and financial aid, and student life. We 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. Also conveniently listed are a school's quick codes for the SAT, ACT and FAFSA.
- 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.
Connect with Stanford University
Facebook lets you interact with a university and its affiliates by becoming a "fan" of its page. These pages usually display the latest university news and updates, allowing users to make comments on posted information and share it. You can also find links to a university's website, blog and admissions page, as well as photos, videos and event listings. You must sign up for an account to use Facebook, but registration is free.
- iTunes U
iTunes U makes a university's lectures, lessons, course material, slideshows and more freely available to the public. Content on iTunes U is accessible through iTunes, an application that is free to download here. The resource makes learning on the go easy, as you can download audio files and videos to your iPod or iPhone.
- YouTube EDU
At YouTube EDU, you can watch a specific university's channel, which archives thousands of videos, ranging from entire lecture series to commencement speeches to concerts to football game clips to special guest lectures. You can subscribe to a university's channel to be notified when new videos are posted. All content on the site is free and can be viewed on a computer or smart phone.
Twitter streams information in real-time, allowing you to follow a university's latest posts and join the conversation, if you choose. Posts are limited to 140 characters, and many universities' tweets contain links to articles, news, events or other websites. The site can be accessed via any computer and most smart phones. To "follow" a university and get updates sent to you, you must create an account, which is free to do.
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