I’m Bob Poulsen, an Oregon parent of a high school senior. While researching colleges, I couldn’t find an efficient web tool to display US colleges on a map. So, being a web designer, I built one!
Let me show you some of the features of College Overlook, my new free web app.
After first viewing a map of all US colleges awarding Bachelor’s Degrees — over 1,700 according to the US Department of Education — accessible filters can then be applied to include or exclude groups of colleges based on size, acceptance rate, governance (public/private/religious), Common App acceptance, and more. That way you can map only the institutions that interest you most!
To save work for later, click “Save” (the download button with the arrow facing down) and you will get a unique URL that references your list of colleges, and your most recent map view. Set a bookmark, or share your unique link with others via email or social media. If you share this link with yourself, you’ll be able to view your work from any device, any time.
So, that’s what I created!
In May, 2022, I published this app on the web at https://CollegeOverlook.com
PS – The map can also be configured to check for colleges offering Associates Degrees.