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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, Second Edition by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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35. Nine Ways to Generate College Ideas

“I can tell you the kind of school I’d really like,” my son told the college counselor, with an air of finality. “I want to go to a place where I can go to a football game, take off my shirt, paint my chest, and major in beer.”

—Andrew Ferguson, author of Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College

It’s almost always a smart idea to cast a wider net when exploring schools, but how do you do that? Keep reading to discover eight ways that can help you conduct an intelligent search.

1. Use college search engines.

College search engines can assist you in locating schools by using a variety of different criteria.

Surely the biggest is the federal College Navigator search engine, which is ...

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