There are so many websites and apps nowadays that it can be tremendously hard to weed the useful from the useless. So we set out to do this for you.
Whether you’re a college freshman just getting your start or have been in the game a bit longer these ten websites can make college life a little less hectic.
You know how we feel about student loans: you should take out as few as possible. Our first website for college students can help you do just that!
Fastweb matches college students with scholarships and financial aid offers. You simply create a profile and answer survey questions. Fastweb will find scholarships that you’re most likely to qualify for based on your answers.
With a database of more than 1.5 million scholarships this is the first place soon to be college students should start.
Fastweb also offers career advice and college searches.
2.) Rate My Professors
With Rate My Professors you can.
Rate My Professors was built by college students and made for college students.You can currently browse through 14 million user ratings for 1.3 million professors and 7,000 schools.
They even feature top lists at the end of every school year listing the highest rated professors, hottest professors, and top schools in the U.S.
3.) College Ruled
CollegeRuled provides an easy way for you to keep track of your schedule, contact classmates, and work on group projects.
The website has a clean, easy to use interface and will allow you to organize your college life in one place.
Whether you’re looking for an internship or your first job out of college, Glassdoor will help you decide which companies you should and shouldn’t be working for.
With Glassdoor you can research companies as they’ve been rated by past or current employees, look at salaries for specific jobs, and learn how the interview process works at different companies.
Having access to this information will give you a step up from the competition.
You can also search for available jobs and internships – making this site a one stop shop for those looking for work.
Mint.com is a completely free budgeting website/app that will help you make sense of your financial situation.
It’s no secret that here at The College Investor we think college students should be mindful of their money. That’s because the earlier you develop smart money habits and begin to save and invest, the better off you’ll be.
When you sign up with Mint.com you’ll simply link up your banking and credit card accounts and Mint will pull your statements, organize them into budget categories, and show you where all of your money is going.
This is a super simple way to make sure you’re staying on budget.
This is where BookByte comes in.
BookByte is an online platform that allows you to rent and buy used text books and also sell the books you’re finished with.
7.) Study Hall
Study Hall started out as a place for classmates to connect and learn but has now transformed into a place for students to find internships.
Study Hall matches student interns to great companies. If you’re in the market for an internship it may be worthwhile to sign up.
StudyBlue is a website that equips you with study tools, online flashcards, and the ability to master any subject.
More than 4.5 million users have already taken advantage of StudyBlue’s tools which allow you to take notes, create flashcards, and incorporate your own images, text, and equations.
Since StudyBlue also has a mobile app so that you can take your study materials with you anywhere.
OpenStudy can help.
OpenStudy is an awesome community of – you guessed it – students who are studying. You can meet people who are currently studying the same subjects as you, ask for help, and build your Smart Score.
10.) The College Investor
When it comes to investing, Robert knows his stuff. My personal finance and investing knowledge have increased by leaps and bounds since first discovering this site.
If you’re a current college student start by reading The Ultimate Guide to Saving for Retirement. And if you have student loans or are considering taking them on, our guide to Student Loan Debt can help you sort through the facts.
Are there any other websites for college students that you’d add to the list?
Alexa Mason is a freelance writer and wanna be internet entrepreneur. She is also a newly single mom to two beautiful little girls. She chronicles her journey as a single mom trying to make it big at www.singlemomsincome.com.