School Data & College Reviews on StudentAdvisor FAQ



How can I search for schools on


There are a few of ways to search for schools on the site:

Click on the Choose tab and use our College Match Tool to search for schools that meet both your needs and your budget. By answering a few simple questions, you will be able to discover schools that could be just what you are looking for.


If you are looking for a specific school, type the school name into the search box in the upper right hand corner of the screen.


You can also browse our alphabetical list of schools by clicking on the Schools tab. 


Does provide information on international schools?

At this time only focuses on colleges and universities based in the United States.


Why isn’t my school listed on supports American colleges and universities, trade schools, community colleges, and online universities.  If your school is classified as this but is not included on the site please let us know! 


Where can I find reviews of the schools that I am interested in?

  1. You can find school reviews by visiting a school page and clicking on the "reviews" tab on the left-hand side. 
  2. You can search for reviews by typing in the school name or keyword in the top right-hand search box on The search results will return any reviews that match your query.
  3. You can also click on the Reviews tab to see the most recent reviews and college rankings.


Who can post school reviews?

Everyone! Current students, alumni, parents, faculty members, employers who work with college students, and anyone else who has something to share about a school can post a review. You can also post multiple reviews depending on your relationship with the school. For instance, if you are an alumni of one school, you can review that school as an alumni. But, if your child attends another college, you can review his or her school as a parent of a college student.


Why should I post of a review of my school?

We believe that the best way to find out about a school is to go straight to the horse’s mouth. By sharing your thoughts and experiences with the community, you are helping others make the important decision as to where they should enroll.


How do I get my review to be featured on the homepage?

Share your review on the Facebook Student Advisor page. If we think it’s worth showing off, you could find your review highlighted on our home page.



How do I delete my college review?

StudentAdvisor does not have the ability to delete your review from our database once it is published on the site. However, you can edit the privacy settings or edit your profile so that your personal information is not publicly viewable.


What is the basis for your college ratings?

The community controls the college ratings. By rating a school on a scale of 1-5 for the categories of academics, campus facilities, sports programs, student life, surrounding area, and the value of the experience, students control the overall average rating that we calculate for each school.


How accurate is the data listed on the individual school pages?

Some of the data that is posted on our school pages originates from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is updated annually. However, schools that have a designated Verified Advisor have access to update the data via an approved administrator by the college. While there may be minor discrepancies, the data is fairly accurate.

We extend an invitation to all colleges listed in our database to register a Verified Advisor in order to quickly update their school profiles with the most up-to-date information. For more information on how your school can have access to their data on StudentAdvisor and details on becoming a Verified Advisor please contact advisors[at] 


Can I make a correction or addition to

Yes, we’d be happy to hear your suggestions. E-mail us.