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U.S. News "College Compass" - worth the money?

dodgersmomdodgersmom Registered User Posts: 7,304 Senior Member
edited April 2012 in College Search & Selection
"College Compass" is the USNWR online system - is it worth the $30/year?
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Replies to: U.S. News "College Compass" - worth the money?

  • lynxinsiderlynxinsider Registered User Posts: 1,279 Senior Member
    No, it is not. There is absolutely nothing you can get from them that you can't get from other sources for free.
  • twang10twang10 Registered User Posts: 141 Junior Member
    I just bought the magazine book they sell at news stands and book stores. It comes with all the statistics they hide on the website and has some other good info, and it probably cost less than 30 bucks

    lynxinsider is totally right too
  • dodgersmomdodgersmom Registered User Posts: 7,304 Senior Member
    Fine, then I'll just get the book from the library and save myself the $30 - thanks!!!
  • zephyr15zephyr15 Registered User Posts: 2,298 Senior Member
    It's a source of information. If it's worth it for you to have it all in one place then you should pay for it.

    In general, if you want information about a college, you can find the statistical stuff by googling "name of college" then "common data set". Other information can be found on the college's web site.

    Some of the USNWR departmental rankings are not easily available in a single source -- whether that's worth it or not is up to you.
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