College Compare – Analyze Your Colleges Choices in a Spreadsheet

The Google Sheets add-on “College Compare” is a powerful tool for comparing colleges and universities across the United States. With this add-on, you can easily compare factors such as tuition, acceptance rate, graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, and more inside your spreadsheet. The add-on also provides a wealth of other information, such as the college’s location, driving miles and time away from your home, campus size, and academic offerings.

How to Use

To start using the add-on:

  1. Type the name of a school into the app.
  2. Choose from any college in the United States.
  3. Enter your ZIP code to see the distance and driving time away from your home.
  4. Once you choose a school and click “Run,” College Compare adds it as a new row in the spreadsheet.
Three colleges being compared with the College Compare add-on
College Compare

The add-on automatically populates your sheet with information about each college. You can repeat this process to add more schools to your comparison.

The dashboard tab shows each school’s ranking compared to the other schools in your list. See where each school stands compared to the others.


The add-on is a great way to compare colleges and universities side-by-side. College Compare is valuable for students, parents, and guidance counselors. It can help you make informed decisions about where to apply to college.


The add-on is free for seven days and three schools, then $15 for a lifetime license. No subscription is needed.

Multiple User Pricing

We offer the following discounts for multiple users in the same organization. Contact us before you checkout. 

QuantityUnit Price
2 – 10$9
11 – 50$5
51 – 200$3
201 +$2

Video Tutorials

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How to Install College Compare
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How to Use College Compare


How do I solve the Permission Denied error code?

The error message “We’re sorry, a server error occurred while reading from storage. Error code PERMISSION_DENIED.” occurs when a user is logged into multiple Google accounts. Log out of all other Google accounts, restart your browser, and start the add-on again.

How do I use the add-on with my iPad?

Open your Google Sheet in the Safari web browser instead of Chrome or the Sheets mobile app. If you still do not see the full version of Google Sheets, go to Settings, then Safari, and select Request desktop website. Toggle this setting to on.

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