College Factual in the News

September 6, 2013

Applying an online dating model to matching students with the right university

"We think this could dwarf the rest of our business. We look at this as the for college selections."

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September 10, 2013

DIY College Rankings

"With the click of a few keys, you can create your own personalized list of top colleges, sorted from No. 1 all the way down to that weird college your uncle attended ... And people wonder why admissions officers don’t sleep well."

August 22, 2013

Obama to rank colleges. So can you, with no wait. Here's where to look.

"....choosing a college is just one part of forging an affordable path to a degree. When students change majors, it can cost them an additional year or more of school. College Factual offers free comprehensive data comparisons, and will eventually expand from four-year colleges to two-year schools and graduate schools, as well."

September 8, 2014

UPenn named best college nationwide for 2015

"The rankings... focus more heavily on outcomes, such as starting salary and student loan default rates, rather than inputs, such as acceptance rates."

August 27, 2013

College Factual Launches Outcomes-Focused Approach to the College Selection Process

"By delivering sought-after data, as well as the tools to evaluate and compare various criteria, College Factual empowers students and parents to take control of the college selection process in a much more personal and meaningful way"

August 25, 2013

Syracuse-area colleges have high prices, but they back Obama's call for affordability

"The federal government is writing big checks to each one of these schools and should be holding their vendor accountable to better outcomes ... I do think every college is vulnerable if they are not paying attention to the outcomes they are creating."

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September 12, 2013

Create Your Own College Rankings

"No disrespect to the fine folks crunching all the data, numbers, and surveys to come up with their college rankings, but we’re loving this idea so much better: Custom college rankings, based on the criteria you care about!

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August 28, 2013

Cutting college costs: five questions about Obama's coverage

"5. Is anything else happening to promote affordability? .... One new resource: College Factual (, which offers value rankings and enables users to tailor comparisons."

September 27, 2013

Rankings Are a Great Beginning, Not a Definitive Answer.

"This is a call to action for parents, guidance counselors, and others who help students make college choice decisions to evaluate their options on a deeper level. Choosing the right college is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor."

October 2014

Factors to Consider When Choosing a School

"Visit College Factual, an authoritative college choice resource, to create customized selection lists based on the criteria you believe are most important."

October 2014

Wall Street Journal Asia Launches College Factual Rankings

"With such a strong interest in Asia of stuying abroad, we are excited to offer an extensive array of College Factual rankings to our Asian audience."

November 2014

Tencent Media Launches College Factual Rankings

With over 1 billion registered users visiting Tencent Media's publishing and social media platforms over 1.3 billion times per month, Tencent is one of the three largest media companies in the world.  Prospective college students and their parents will benefit from the breadth of information available for the first time on the Chinese mainland.

November 2014

The Lowdown from College Factual

College Factual shares data-driven insights with USA Today readers at least twice a week. Check out the website to hear more from us.

December 2014

Tencent Media Dedicates A Section of Its Global Education Site to College Factual

College Factual expands its relationship with Tencent Media. Tencent has created a dedicated site for College Factual rankings.  As College Factual has unique rankings for over 400 majors, Tencent will carry those rankings of most interest to students in China. 

April 2015

College Factual and RPI Host Datathon

College Factual and the Institute for Data Exploration (IDEA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted a Datathon on April 24, 2015. Undergraduate and graduate students from RPI competed for cash prizes by analyzing data and coming up with original ideas and insights. 

April 2015

College Factual Chosen by Military Times To Compliment Their Prestigious "Best for Vets" Rankings

College Factual has been chosen to provide its data-driven insights at the majors and fields of study level to compliment Military Times "Best for Vets" rankings. Military Times is published by Gannett Government Media.  Since its inception in 1940, Army Times Publishing has a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism. 

March 2015

College Factual Chosen to Power USA Today 2016 College Guide

College Factual has been chosen to provide its data-driven insights to power USA Today's annual College Guide.  The College Guide will provide data and insights for over 550 undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities and will be available at Newsstands in September 2015.  The College Guide is regularly read by over 100,000 U.S. households.

July 2015

College Factual Chosen by USA Today to Power USA Today College Guide 2016

College Factual has been chosen to provide its data-driven insights at the majors and fields of study level to power The USA TODAY College Guide 2016.  The College Guide 2016 features capsule looks at 400 schools and be on newsstands in late August 2015.  

February 2017

U.S. Colleges Make Plans for Extended Travel Ban

 According to data analytics firm, College Factual, the schools with the largest concentration of students from the banned countries include Texas A&M, the University of Southern California, and the University of Florida.

February 2017

How Trump's Travel Ban Affects Thousands of International Students

Original College Factual report on the millions of dollars of potential damage that could occur to colleges and universities around the United States if the travel ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen remains permanent. Report covered in Bloomberg, WSJ, Business Insider, MarketWatch and other media outlets.

February 2017

Trump's Immigration Ban Could Cost U.S. Colleges $700 Million

 U.S. colleges stand to lose as much as $700 million in annual revenue if Trump’s ban on visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen becomes permanent, according to estimates by College Factual, a higher education research website..