Using the Internet to Research Schools

internet-research-postWith the advent of the Internet, research has become so much easier.  However, with so many colleges to choose from, online research can still be a daunting task. The following article outlines an online tool to help make that job a little bit easier.



Researching schools is an essential part of the recruiting process.  A great new website that potential student-athletes can check out is Unigo.com.  The site is entirely free and while it is overseen by editors it’s built on content submitted by actual students at the university.  The information submitted isn’t just simple reviews, but a robust array of pictures and videos to give prospective students a more accurate view of what its like to actually attend a school.  You can also create customized social networks of potential students interested in specific schools or common characteristics.


Obviously, there is tremendous value in getting information directly from current students.  Athletes have a unique opportunity to get a snap shot inside a college’s athletic program by taking unofficial and official visits.  A little understood rule is that students can begin taking unofficial visits as freshman.  The more schools you visit, the better your chances of finding the right fit.


Editor’s Note: Thank you to National Collegiate Scouting Association for this article.

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