The college search can feel overwhelming when there are so many excellent options available. It might feel easier just going with what you know—what’s local, where your family or friends went, the big names you hear in the news. But if you take this route, you could miss out on amazing schools that are perfect for you.

So here are a few resources you can use in your college search:

As your list grows, you’ll want to visit the colleges you’re considering if possible. But sometimes, due to time, resources, or distance, you can’t complete all the college visits you’d like. Most colleges have virtual information sessions and tours, so be sure to take advantage of all their offerings!