ATLANTA, April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most daunting processes for high school students and parents alike – the college search process – is about to be revolutionized, thanks to a new multimedia platform, CampusCompare™. The free online tool offers consumers a one-of-a-kind digital experience that allows them to customize and compare their college search online with personal choices such as location, majors offered, tuition, interests, activities, standardized test scores, size, campus culture, and more. After inputting search criteria specific to their needs, students are presented with a visually engaging video-based display of recommended schools. Official videos of the colleges are coupled with college-approved crowdsourced content, giving students an authentic feel for a school's culture and vibe, and putting them in the driver's seat when it comes to making one of the most emotional decisions of their lives.
While students focus on emotions, parents are busy focusing on finances, something CampusCompare is also helping to keep in check. In addition to the financial burden put on families for scouting trips and application fees, the bigger problem occurs when students actually choose to attend a college that isn't right for them. The result can often be catastrophic financially for families who shell out thousands of tuition dollars only to have their student leave a school after freshman year. In addition, between 10 and 20 percent of students who enroll in a particular college do not end up attending in the fall. Narrowing down the initial search process by helping students to find the "right fit" is paramount to both students and schools alike, something that served as a driving force behind CampusCompare's conceptual design.
"We created CampusCompare with prospective students in mind so they could establish a solid foundation of viable choices before stepping foot on campus," says Jonathan Clues, Founder and CEO of CampusCompare. "CampusCompare's dual appeal to students and parents serves as a comprehensive decision-making tool. Ultimately, putting in the time to make the right decision can contribute toward a healthier global economy."
CampusCompare already features more than 400 schools and 10,000 videos in its extensive video library since launching in March of 2019, with a specific focus on schools in the Southeastern U.S. for the initial launch period. New colleges and universities in markets nationwide will be added throughout 2019.
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