Colleges That Change Lives

Changing Lives. One Student at a Time.

Marlboro College
A CTCL education is a very valuable investment ...
In addition to collaborative learning environments, committed teaching faculty, high levels of student engagement and participation, and successful graduation rates that help students pursue their future goals quickly, the personal attention students receive at CTCL schools is priceless. More >>

Why These Colleges & Universities

Saint Mary's College, CA
You don't need to pick a major yet.
Very few high school students have enough information or experience to choose a major. Most students need the variety and depth of college coursework to determine their interests and aptitudes.  More >>

How to Do a College Search

University of Puget Sound
Anime to Ultimate Frisbee - Choice By Interest
It is not unreasonable to narrow the field by looking for colleges that have your non-academic interests, whether that is leadership, sports, or hobbies. Use search engines and college web sites to investigate whether you can keep doing the activities you enjoy and find others who share your passion. More >>

Experiences On and Off Campus

Austin College
You can afford to go to college.
If you assume that you cannot afford college based on the "sticker price," you will miss out. It may be difficult for you to talk about money, but if you investigate all the options and ask for help and advice, you will find affordable choices.  More >>

Scholarship & Financial Assistance

Cornell College
Is It Worth It?
When asked, "Did college change your life?" CTCL graduates don't just say yes ... they say, "Absolutely!" See for yourself what they have to say.
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Who We Are

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. Read more about CTCL.

CTCL Events

CTCL Events Tour 2012

CTCL's acclaimed program “How to Choose a College That’s Right For You” will be held across the nation in 2016 (details will be posted here in January). Read more about the locations, dates and details of the 2015 programs here.

FAQ for a College Search

Lynchburg College

When should I go on a campus visit? How many schools should I apply to? What's a Wait List? Find the answers to these and so many more questions about the College Search here.

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