Colleges see themselves serving different purposes, which they try to convey in their mission statements. They have different ‘ideal’ students. And these differences matter when they are designing their program and courses.
Students differ as well, obviously. They have different goals and aspirations, as well as different reasons for attending college.
Knowing why a college or university designs its education the way that it does seems like kind of an important part of a reasonable college-decision making process. This site exists to help you identify colleges whose mission, vision and values match your goals for your college experience, and perhaps help you realize what those goals are if you haven’t done that yet.
You can explore our site using the menu options at the left. Or take our college matching survey by signing up for an account.
Using text mining and big data techniques, we measure how each institution places value on different purposes of education. Compare your favorites, and contrast with peer institutions and national averages.
Our questionnaire helps you identify what you expect from your college education, to better connect with the institutions that share your values.
Once you find your matches, you will be ready to embark on the application processes for your tailored choices.