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    Ready, Set, Search! Finding The Best Colleges - For You!

    You've got to start somewhere.

    In the college admissions journey, the first and most important stop is self-assessment. That's right. Look inside before you look outside. Get to know yourself. It's hard (read: impossible) to find a college that fits your needs and wants if you haven't thought about what you need, or what you want.

    News flash: you don't have to sift through reams of description and statistics, or mile-high piles of college brochures to find the right fit colleges. Phew! There are some really useful books that can help you find colleges that meet your criteria.

    Prefer something less like a phone book?  That’s why we’ve created CollegeLab.  Search for "college search" on Google and you'll get almost three billion hits.  That's a lot, so we've narrowed it down for you.  Simply enter your profile into CollegeLab and voila, your college list starts to take shape. But we don’t stop there. We want you to experiment with your profile. Enter The Lab, where you can determine the impact of profile changes on your admissions chances at over 500 colleges and universities.

    And one more thing.  Start big.  Think about a funnel, broad at the top and then gently narrowing, so that the fit is just right at the bottom.  Your college search process should be the same.  In order to come up with the best fit at the end, you need to start with a broad list.  Keep an open mind.  

    Happy hunting!

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