College Planning Resources

Blue Ridge School College Handbook


Useful Resources for Research and College Planning

Important Online Sites for College Application

College Guides

Peterson’s Four Year Colleges (more of a narrative evaluation of institution; contains factual information)

Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges (organized by major, and then divided into Most Selective/Very Selective/Selective categories. Great for students who have an idea of what they want to study)

The Fiske Guide to Colleges (narrative evaluations of colleges with quotations from current students, great appendices, good questions at the beginning  on how to find the right college and gives a list of “overlap” institution for each college.)

College Board’s College Handbook (very factual, contains information on most every college in the U.S., has great appendices for searching based on a variety of criteria - acceptance rates, state, religious affiliation, etc).


Looking Beyond the Ivy League, Loren Pope

Colleges That Change Lives, Loren Pope

Playing the Selective Admissions Game, Richard Moll

How To Say It to Get Into the College of Your Choice, Linda Metcalf

The College Hook, Pam Proctor

"I’ve met other guys from all over the country and all over the world at Blue Ridge School. It’s been a great experience to become friends with them. I’ve learned a lot about other cultures and myself.”
- Afanna Offor '15