‘Campus Explorer’: Like Matchmaker.com for college applicants

"Campus Explorer" is a new college search engine that aims to help students determine which college is the best match for them. Students enter information such as their SAT or ACT scores and grade-point average, and the site determines which schools they are eligible for. The site then matches students with specific schools on this list, based on the preferences they indicate on topics such as distance from home, academic interests, and their financial situation. The site lists both two- and four-year institutions, as well as trade schools and career education options, with more than 6,000 schools included in its database. The site’s creators say they wanted to help students determine which college fits them the best in an education system where the student-to-counselor ratio is often 250 to 1.