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 “College Compare” add-on, type the name of a school into the app. Choose from any college in the United States. Enter your ZIP code to see the distance and driving time away from your home. 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.

College Compare dashboard


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.


College Compare is free for seven days and three schools, then $15 for a lifetime license. No subscription is needed.

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