Cialfo offers a diverse range of data for students searching for colleges and universities. To increase the quality of our database, we have now also partnered with QS World University Ranking. To begin researching different colleges and universities, go to the "Universities" tab present on the left navigation menu.
Once you click on the "Universities" tab you will be able to see different university that is categorised by different region. You can also search for the preferred university in the search bar and even use the filter function to do the searching. These filters includes details like Direct Apply, Regions, Scholarship, Admission Requirement and so on. You can apply even more filters as per your requirement by clicking on "+More Filters" button, a sidebar will appear for you to choose more filters like Ranking, Financial Aid, Study Mode, Duration etc.
The 2 most frequently used search filters are Entrance Requirements and Regions.
Pro tip: Click on the Direct Apply button to easily browse the full list of universities that accept Direct Apply admissions. To know more about Direct Apply, click here!
Helpful Tips when searching for colleges and universities
There is a variety of Search (Filter) for schools. The most common ones are:
Courses & Majors
IB Requirement (UK)
Avg Financial Aid
(1) & (2), the Avg SAT and Avg ACT filter (only works for US schools) allows you to search for schools that accepted students with average SAT/ACT scores within your indicated search parameter. You can either indicate a minimum score to find schools that accept students on average above a certain score and/or indicate a maximum score to find schools that accept students on average below a certain score.
(3) the Courses & Majors filter allows you to search for colleges that feature the Courses & Majors of your interest. After selecting the filter, type into the search box for the Courses & Majors of your interest. You can either click on the search term you’ve typed to search for all Courses & Majors that match the search term or select one or more of the options found.
(4) the IB Requirement (UK) filter (only works for UK schools) allows you to search for schools that have IB Requirements within your indicated search parameter. You can either indicate a minimum score to find schools that accept students above a certain score and/or indicate a max score to find schools that accept students below a certain score.
You can customize the list of columns displayed in the Universities tab to your preference - you may select or deselect any of the columns based on your preference and drag them according to how you'd like to see the information
Once you clicked into the university's name, it will bring you to the university profile page, where you can get more information about that school, such as admission requirement, courses available, cost, essay prompts, demographics, environment and much more.
Besides reading up on the university's information, students can have the option to add the university to their preferred list: Applying, Shortlist, Longlist just by clicking on "Add to list" drop down button located at the side of the page, as well as the option to stay updated on upcoming events, deadline changes, essay prompts by clicking on "Connect now" button.