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Graduate School Links


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All About Grad School

Geographic directory of graduate schools in the US

Find A Grad School

U.S. News’ site that lets you search for law, business and medical schools or engineering and education programs.

The most comprehensive online source of graduate school information

International Colleges & Universities

New international education directory including 7000 Universities and Colleges in 200 countries.

Modern Language Association’s Guide to Doctoral Programs in English and Other Modern Languages

Includes a full range of data on doctoral programs in over 300 departments of English and other modern languages, as well as many interdisciplinary and comparative departments. The data are accessible through the Guide’s search functions. Included are data on admissions, program requirements, concentrations, tuition, financial aid, assistantships, health insurance, and job placement. Participation in the Guide is voluntary, and a department’s presence or absence in the Guide implies no judgment on the MLA’s part.

National Research Council Graduate Program Rankings

The only rankings determined by faculty in the disciplines being ranked (Research Doctorate Programs in the US) - data from 1995.

Peterson’s Guide

Peterson’s Guide website with information about graduate, business, law and medical schools.

Web U.S. Higher Education

Links to other regionally-accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States.

Admission and advice

Getting into Grad

A former instructor for Kaplan, grad student and essay consultant offers some advice free as well as the option of purchasing his complete print guide. Contains an excellent section with resources and additional links. Sample Statements

Offers all users free access to the most extensive Admissions Essay Help Course on the Internet and over 300 free sample admissions essays accepted by the United States’ top undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Named “the world’s premier application essay editing service” by the New York Times Learning Network and “one of the best essay services on the Internet” by the Washington Post.

The Personal Essay: Tell Us About Yourself

MonsterTRAK’s handbook on applying to grad school includes this section on writing your personal statement.

Statement of Purpose

This site has great advice on writing a personal statement and takes you through each step of the process.

Gradvocates Admission Editing and Consulting

This site offers great free articles about brainstorming and writing personal statements. They also offer inexpensive editing services for everything from personal statements to resumes to scholarship essays.

Going on to Grad School

Is grad school really the right step for your future? If so, how do you get there? The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Choices article helps you evaluate the decision.

What Every New Graduate Student Should Know

The University of Indiana provides other links and resources.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for graduate and professional school

See “Aid for Graduate and Professional School.”

Graduate Fellowships

Bowdoin University Career Planning Center’s searchable database of hundreds of graduate fellowship opportunities

Entrance exam preparation

Best GRE PreP Course Reviews

The research team produced a list of 22 GRE prep course companies and chose the seven top companies to review based on 34 of the most important features.

GRE practice tests from LearningExpress Library

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GRE Prep from Syvum

Provides tests and quizzes in a highly interactive environment, which students can access for free.

GRE Score Concordance Table

ETS demonstrates how scores from the new GRE (post-August 2011) compare with scores on the previous version.

GMAT Prep from Syvum

Provides tests and quizzes in a highly interactive environment, which students can access for free.


A comprehensive site with separate links for graduate, business, law and medical school. Test prep courses and study materials for sale.


A nationwide test preparation company that specializes in the LSAT. Discounts for pre-law society members.

Princeton Review Online

Major competitor for Kaplan, offering graduate and professional school information, test prep courses and study materials.


Testmasters is one of the fastest-growing test preparation companies in the country.  They offer classroom courses, online courses, and private 1-on-1 courses for a variety of exams including the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.  Recently they made our online grading resources free to the public. Students can take publicly available exams, submit their responses for online grading, and receive feedback along with a professionally printed score report at no charge.  The website also offers free essay grading.  Previously such access would have required students to enroll in a professional test prep course costing hundreds of dollars.

Additional information on rankings of graduate schools can be found in the Education Rankings Annual at the Reference Desk of the A. Frank Smith Library.

Exam Focus

Free practice GRE and other entrance exams