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With summer upon us, Google is trying to make it easier on students to make informed decisions for their college applications.
While most of this year’s graduates already know where they’re going to school, things just got a little easier for future graduates when it comes to searching for the key basics about the schools they want to apply to.
All you have to do is search for the name of the school of your choice, and Google will provide you with key information you might take into consideration when choosing where you’re going to apply.
So far, information is only available for four-year colleges in the United States.
Google highlights a lot of relevant admissions information including cost, acceptance and graduation rates, and typical test scores of accepted students. It also offers some interesting trivia such as notable alumni, national rankings, and lists similar colleges.
The experience varies quite significantly from desktop to mobile, and seems to be geared more toward the latter.
In addition to the information listed above, searching colleges using the mobile version of Google will get you quite a bit of added information. This includes the typical annual income of graduates ten years after enrolling, common majors and their percentages within the entire student body, and a demographic breakdown of the student body.
Google also provides an estimate of what tuition would cost by household income after possible financial aid is taken into account.
The information is pulled from the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Once you’re in your dream school, Google’s products will still come in handy, starting with Google Calendar which can be used to organize your semester and eventually may help you land your dream job using the search engine.