Finding information online is easy, informative and even fun using these websites geared towards college students. With everything from dorm decor to out-of-print books, there's a website here that will get you the information you - and your young adult or college student - need.
College and Job Search
College Confidential is the place to go for conversations with other applicants, parents, and students to get the inside scoop on applications, acceptances, what's hot and what's not.
Users can be anonymous so use your judgement about the veracity of any person's information, but there's always someone to talk to.
College Niche has reviews and rankings of all kinds for thousands of colleges - everything from dorms to transportation - from students and professors. It also offers scholarship information.
Fastweb is the biggest and best source for available scholarship information.
Glass Door offers job search, job reviews, employer evaluations, salary comparisons and so much more for the job hunter to use.
Inside Career Info has insider scoop on everything you want to know about any job. Though it's ad driven, there's a lot to learn on this site.
Look Sharp has thousands of job and internships focused on college and first job after graduation.
Basecamp is a useful tool for large, long term team projects.
Essay Punch can help make a good essay even better. Suggestions, hints and tools are used by students to "punch up" their essays.
A virtual tutor with writing prompts, vocabulary lists and lessons on editing and grammar.
Google Scholar allows users to search the web for citations, publications and articles about anything they need.
Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks.
Instagrok creates sharable visuals on any subject you can think of.
These can be customized and tweaked for each user's needs. Fun and simple to use.
Keep Me Out will temporarily cut off access to distracting sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc) when students need to focus on their schoolwork but find the distractions online too much to resist.
Open Culture offers online courses, instructional videos, how-tos and more.
Open Study is a virtual study group tool. This is especially helpful for independent study students and those who want to connect with students at other schools. Experts - from high school students to professors - offer help and advice, too.
Quizlet is a website of study guides and interactive conversations used by students around the world. Topics run the gamut from piano scales to microbiology.
Stack Exchange gives students (and everyone) the opportunity to pose questions regarding anything, from personal advice to academic inquiries. Experts answer the questions, and the best answers are voted up on the site.
Valore Books is a site for buying and selling used textbooks.
College Humor is filled with laughs about and for college students. For a little diversion.
FLVTO will convert videos to audio files, allowing students to listen to instructional, educational and entertaining videos without watching them.
Helpful for commuters.
Hack College is where to go for all things college related, from friendship to studying abroad. Articles, lists and more.
Instructables is a how-to site with instructions and videos for making and doing just about everything you can think of.
Leigh Deux Dorm takes dorm decor and turns it up many notches. Chic, fun and colorful selections of XL Twin bedding and more.
Mint is the easiest way to track expenses online - for students and for anyone.
Wisebread is the place to go for tips and ideas for life on a student budget.