College Insights FAQs

What does College Insights do?

College Insights brings together college data that is usually found in disparate sources, making it difficult to access. The tool allows users to find colleges that match their preferences and filter, sort, and compare the results very easily.

Pre-filtered tabs for merit scholarships, test optional, early decision, early action, and need based aid, allow users to quickly drill deeper to find schools, among their search results, that fit one of these criteria.

Can College Insights help you find merit scholarships?

Yes! Users can find schools by entering GPA and test scores, then search colleges where these stats are in the 75th percentile. The resulting list of colleges are most likely to offer merit scholarships to students with stats in their 75th percentile. Users can sort schools based on the size of the average merit scholarship amount, along with the percentage of students who are offered merit scholarships.

Can College Insights help you find need based aid?

Yes! Users can find schools by entering GPA and test scores, then search colleges where these stats are either in the average or 75th percentile. The results can then be sorted based on the percent of need a school meets. Schools that have a higher “Need Met” percentage will offer more need based aid to accepted students. 

What information can you enter?

College Insights allows users to enter the following information:

  • Student GPA
  • ACT or SAT test scores
  • Size of Undergraduate population
  • Location by state or geographic region

 Based on any combination of the above, a list of colleges will display. Users can further filter, sort, and compare the results. To save individual colleges, users can “favorite” a school by clicking on the heart next to a school. These schools will appear under the “Favorite” tab.

Who can you contact if you have more questions?

Having problems? We’d love to help! Email [email protected] and we’ll walk you through using College Insights.

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