Worth a shot
I found CollegeVine to be helpful because it helps me see what I need to improve but it can only do soo much.
Great fro international students
As an international student the GPA/standardized testing associated with American colleges can be confusing but CollegeVine, along with a good old google, helped me navigate this a little easier.
It's good, but could be better.
CollegeVine is extremely helpful when it comes to measuring your chances at a college, but it's also pretty hard to use at the same time.
Incredible resource!! Great for seeing what colleges you are likely to get into! Has a wide range of colleges and great filtering to get exactly what you want.
It's not perfect of course, since college admissions are a complicated process, but it's nice to be able to lay out the schools you want to apply to with readily available information on their admissions statistics. I also like the system of ranking extracurricular involvement. The only thing I would be wary of is the essay review function, as posting them on CollegeVine could open the door for someone to plagiarize your essay.
Great resources, not great for scholarships
Collegevine is great for narrowing down colleges and selecting ones that match your interests. There is also a really nice chancing simulator that was recently updated to be even more accurate. I would suggest not using collegevine for scholarships, however, as it leaves much to be desired with its database. Still a great site though!
Incredible, accurate data
CollegeVine offers students tons of accurate data about colleges at the click of a button. Definitely recommend!
I love College Vine!
It's free to make an account and so you really have nothing to lose! I've gotten so much help on Collegevine, and I like knowing that the people that respond to my forum questions are more trustworthy and reliable than what I'd find somewhere like Reddit or Quora. They also give free scholarships that you can apply for with Karma (their point system, which I like better than Bold's because it is based on how much you help others on their site), although I haven't won so I couldn't say the likelihood that you'll win one. My favorite part is the peer essay review, though; I actually think that my own writing has become stronger bc of how much I've reviewed other people's essays. And their peer review, again, is more trustworthy than any other place I've found!
I find College Vine helpful because it helps me see where I need to improve in order to increase my chances of being accepted into my dream colleges. Especially for extracurriculars, it give you different levels of how you participated, and thus helps you see how much weight your extracurricular holds.
Great idea!! Very Helpful!!
Having this tool while navigating the application process was so important for me!! I was able to narrow down my choices and make realistic application options for myself.