20 Websites (Also) Specifically Designed for College Students

Published Jun 05, 2008

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We've scoured the Internet to find some of the best websites for college students. Here are 20 more that focus on college life and academic productivity.


General Advice

1. CampusGrotto - Known as the 'inside source' for college students, CampusGrotto is a national College News site that focuses on college life. Some of the topics covered include: student finances, college scholarships, career advice and studying.

2. CollegeTips - Featuring real tips from college students, CollegeTips.com provides advice that can't be found in college packets. New articles are added every week.

3. Gearfire - This website provides tips for academic success. Gearfire contributors range from high school students to college graduates.

4. CollegeBoard - The CollegeBoard website has a staggering amount of quality information for college students. Most of the info is meant for students applying to college, but a few articles are directed at current students as well.

5. College@Home - This hidden gem is a fine place to find school reviews and open courseware. College@Home also has a fantastic blog with tons of lists like: 50 Ways to Greenify Your Campus and 57 Time Management Hacks for College Students.


6. Stepcase Lifehack - One of the best sites on the web for college students, Stepcase Lifehack is the ultimate source for hacks, tips and tricks. Other useful features include forums, podcasts and how-to articles.

7. HackCollege - HackCollege is a lifehacking website on a mission to teach students to work more effectively. In addition to offering practical advice and tips, the site also provides information on quality open source software.

8. Study Hacks - One of the largest productivity blogs on the web, Study Hacks has become the place to go for tested strategies and sage advice. Just about everything that's posted on this college blog is worth the read.

9. Academhack - Academhack is a guide to using technology to write and learn more effectively. The hints and tips offers by this site are easy to implement and work across a range of platforms.

10. Broke Grad Student - Written by a grad student trying to pay back more than $20,000 in student loans, Broke Grad Student is a wonderful source for all sorts of money hacks. You can learn how to make $25 in ten minutes or see lists of unusual ways to get money for college.

Straight-Out Blogs

11. University Scholar - This blog, written by a university student eager to share his college experience with ambitious students, includes study tips, college advice and books of the month.

12. Getting Things Done in Academia - Dr. Mike Kaspari, Director of the Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Oklahoma, explores learning strategies and other academic tactics in this blog for graduate students.

13. The University Blog - This UK blog is both informative and inspiring. Posts include study tips, advice on boosting academic productivity and other info relative to university students.

14. Academic Productivity - Written by an entire team of academics, Academic Productivity is meant to be a survival guide for the 21st century researcher. Blog topics include student resources, productivity and new technologies.

15. The Student's Blog - This syndicated blog from NextStudent offers solid advice for college students and tips on everything from beefing up your transfer application to finding the best caffeinated beverages.

Just for Fun

16. Facebook - Thought to be the website most visited by college students, Facebook is an extremely popular social utility. Most students use Facebook to find old classmates, network and share information.

17. CollegeHumor - Founded nearly ten years ago by two high school kids, CollegeHumor has turned into a huge hub for students. If there is a funny photo or video online, it is on this site or linked to from this site.

18. TheCollegeNiteLife - TCNF is a unique website that lets college students and alumni rate and review the night life and social scene at different U.S. colleges.

19. CollegeBoredom - The self-described home of bored college students, CollegeBoredom.com is a passable way to amuse yourself. The site features a 'Random Board' that lets you type in random comments, message boards, quizzes, comics, jokes, a weird game called E-Spin the Bottle, and a lot of other timewasters.

20. StudentCity - Students can see spring break photos, research vacations and make travel plans through StudentCity.com.

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