Jan 5, 2007

Our Families' Top 25 Colleges

ConnectEdu Announces Connect!’s Top 25 Colleges and Universities
University of Michigan Ranks #1

Boston, Mass. – January 5, 2007 – As hundreds of thousands of students develop their college plan, ConnectEdu announces the top 25 schools representing the most popular college choices among Connect! users in 2006. The University of Michigan, the first college partner to begin the paperless admissions process, ranked number one out of over 3700 colleges and universities featured on Connect!

The top 25 are:

1. University of Michigan
2. Michigan State University
3. Rutgers University
4. University of Mass. Amherst
5. Boston University
6. Northeastern University
7. New York University
8. Boston College
9. University of Connecticut
10. University of Pennsylvania
11. Cornell University
12. Grand Valley State University
13. Eastern Michigan University
14. Brown University
15. Quinnipiac University
16. Central Michigan University
17. University of Vermont
18. Columbia University
19. Syracuse University
20. Harvard College
21. University of Rhode Island
22. Penn State University Park
23. Johns Hopkins University
24. Mass. Institute of Technology
25. Tufts University

The top 25 list was compiled using aggregate data from the Connect! platform to determine which schools across the nation appeared on the most college lists in Connect! through December 2006.

Using Connect!, students, their parents and guidance counselors are encouraged to complete the official college list online after researching colleges from among over 3700 detailed school profiles. Additional online tools help students define their college preferences after which Connect! provides suitable matches based on selected criteria including location, size, academics and extra-curriculars. Finalized schools on the list represent the colleges and universities to which the student will apply. Connect! then guides students through the entire application and financial aid process and integrates electronically with college partners’ admissions offices to simplify the entire “going to college” process.

For more information on introducing your high school or college to Connect! call 617-532-3000 or log onto: www.connectedu.net

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