200 Useful Websites for College Students ( 2023 Update )

This list is the updated version 2023 of the 200 most useful websites for college students made in 2017. Input from users, universities and forums like reddit have been added.

We’ve expanded this list and replaced each dead link as well replacing those links that eventually turned their free services into paid services.

New sections include: mental health, sleep, images & math help. I encourage you to check the links on math help, especially the links from patricks and jevhons lectures if you are struggling with math.

I also encourage you to check the ‘Books’ section, I’ve included pretty much every LEGAL site that has free books for free distribution.

Every link in this 2023 list is 100 % free. If you find any issues or suddenly you’re being asked for any type of payment please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll fix it right up.

 

Most useful websites for students (Free)

I have divided this list in sections but that doesn’t mean you won’t find something new or slightly unexpected on each section. For example, the math help section not only includes lectures or books but also very cool and useful sites with tips on how to become better at math.

Same can be said about the vocabulary section, not necessarily limited to a bunch of dictionaries!

Study Tools

I have included a lot of productivity websites for students in this section although you can find a few more in the organization section. 

1. StuDocu

What is it
A resource site with exams and notes submitted by students from universities all over the world.

How is it useful
It may not give you the exact same exam questions but it’ll definitely give you a sense of what’s going to show up on the exam this means more realistic practice questions so you can increase your chances to ace your next exam.

Pros&Cons
Best for finding notes, reviews and exams.

Cost
Free

2. Joe’s Goals

What is it
Web-based tool to track your goals for the week and month.

How is it useful
For example say you want to study at least 2 hours per day for one class before the next exam. Check the days where you managed to do it and use an X the days you couldn’t.

Pros: Simple & Easy to use.
Cons: Cannot use it for ‘date-lines’.

Cost
Free. Subscription required for more than 6 goals.

3. Pomodoro

 

What is it
The well known pomodoro technique. A timer that will automatically give you a 5 min break every 30 minutes. 25 min of studying and 5 minute breaks have shown to make studying for long periods of time easier, more beareable and more efficient.

How is it useful
Extremely useful if you’ve been a procastinator before. This is what you want to use to get into the habit of studying for long periods of time whicih is KEY to graduate from college. 

Pros: You only need a timer. Not need to pay for subscriptions or anything else.

Cost
Free

4. Stay Focused

What is it
This tool block all the sites you specify. 

How is it useful
Are you checking social too much? Going to youtube every 5 minutes? All of that while you have an exam 3 days from now? You should probably block those sites until your exam’s over. This is an extension you install on Chrome (there’s another one for FireFox users) where you can input all websites you want to block for a specific period of time. 

Note: there used to be a site for this but it no longer exists.  Alternatives: Limit , Focus, Pause.

Pros: easy to use. Very customizable. Does not bug and sites forever.
Cons:
You need to install an extension. 

Cost
Free

5. Cheatography

What is it
The largest repository of cheat-sheets for any topic.

How is it useful
Cheat-sheets are useful for memorization-based topics like characters from a language, formulas, historical dates. You also get cheat-sheets which have tips for interview questions, shortcuts for a software, main ideas of a subject, etc. 

Pros: Cheat-sheets are submitted from students from all over the world.
Cons: There’s so many results for a topic it may take a while to find something you like.

Cost
Free

6. Study Skills Online

What is it
An electronic guide with the best ways to study and prepare for exams.  

How is it useful
This is the most complete straight to the point study guide I’ve come across. It includes tips from how to study off a textbook and take lecture notes to how to look for a job. It is mainly written for STEM students but it should be useful for all students. 

Pros: it is absolutely complete in all sense of the word. It covers just about every topic related to studying. No apps no installation required just helpful text and resource links.

Cons: Doesn’t look fancy.

Cost
Free

7. Marinara Timer

What is it
Productivity timer. 

How is it useful
Works like pomodoro but it has more options regarding time. Thus you can use it for both : studying & any other tasks that needs repetitive time reminders.

Pros
Has more options for time & alarm sounds.

Cons
The site’s logo makes you hungry.

8. GoConqr

What is it
A site where members can submit study resources, guides, presentations for a given course (teachers and students can do so).

How is it useful
You can find additional resources off this site if there’s a topic say in math where you just need another explanation for a given concept. Or if you just want to self teach a course before you take it next semester. 

Pros: literally thousands of submitted resources by teachers.
Cons: Requires you to sign up.

Cost
Free.

9. Cheat Sheet Editor

What is it
An online doc editor for cheat-sheets.

How is it useful
If you are taking any class that require to memorize for your exam, you can use this simple site to create your own tables and memorize constants, numbers, meanings, words, etc.

Pros&Cons
Works much quicker than flashcards. Simple to use. Not useful for formulas and big definitions.

Cost
Free

10. Docsity

What is it
A repository of class documents & pdf files submitted by students from all over the world. 

How is it useful
You may not find exams here but you will find tons of study materials for a class. 

Pros
It’s worldwide so it has thousands and thousands of materials.

Cost
Free

 

Homework Tools

11. 10 Minute Mail

What is it
A website which gives you temporary emails.

How is it useful
A lot of websites ask you for an email so you can use the resources or see the content. They obviously want to spam your email with offers, updates and so on and there’s nothing wrong with that but sometimes you just have so much spam you would rather avoid more.  You get a temporary email address with this site and you can use to sign up for a website or any other purposes.

Pros
No need to sign up! You get an email with one click.
Cons
Email only lasts for about 10 minutes. So save your email address to sign up for a website you used it for.

Cost
Free

12. Diagrameditor

What is it
An online tool to create any type of diagram.

How is it useful
You can make professional looking sitemaps, charts, wireframes, network diagrams and other visualizations. It uses a drag and drop interface with icons along with black arrows and lines. You could also use it for brainstorming and

Pros&Cons
Free version can only save up one chart on their site. Available on desktop and mobile devices too. Can’t upload your own icons.

13.I love pdf

What is it
Online tool to work with pdf files.

How is it useful
Cut, paste, split and convert files to pdf format.

Pros&Cons
Absolutely free.

14. Habitica

What is it
A web application that will motivate you to complete your daily tasks from cleaning your dorm room to finishing your homeworks and daily reading on time.

How is it useful
If you are like me and have tons of repetitive and sometimes boring tasks to do everyday: cleaning your room, buy your groceries, do some exercise, read a few books, brush up your class notes, etc. Then you can keep track all of that, save them to your list of tasks and get rewards, experience and level up your character every time you complete them. It may sound stupid but it actually makes completing your daily habits a bit more fun and entertaining.

Pros&Cons
It’s fun simple and easy to use. You may be wasting some time using it though but if it helps you complete your tasks on time it’s worth it.

Cost
Free

15. Adobe Express

What is it
A web service by Adobe to make presentations.

How is it useful
Lets you design cool presentations. You will need a student email to use this application.

Pros&Cons
Requires no installation. Requires a student email.

Cost
Free.

 

 

16. Accela Reader

What is it
An online tool to help you increase your reading skills.

How is it useful
You can use this tool in many ways.

1. You could teach your self to read faster if you think your reading speed is too slow, regardless of how slow it is.

2. You could try to increase your reading speed if you want to have super natural reading speeds.

3. You can just paste a big chunk of text you want to read without distractions. Perhaps a chapter of a book you’ll have a quiz on tomorrow?

Cost
Free

17. PrintWhatYouLike.com

What is it
An online tool to print any websites you find interesting for your classes & assignments.

How is it useful
Sometimes you don’t really have time to copy and paste whatever online. What do you do? Print the entire page. Unfortunately you end up with useless ads and other junk that websites have with their useful stuff. This online tool will help you print down only the good parts of any site.

Cost
Free

18. Printfriendly

What is it
Make any website ‘print friendly’.

How is it useful
The problem when printing a website right out of the web browser is that text many not scale up well when printed and web pages may be not only split into separate printed pages but may also be incomplete. Just use this tool before printing and you’ll have your website look like a book when printed. Unlike prink what you like, you can edit  before priting.

Pros&Cons
Absolutely free.

 

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19. Typing.com

What is it
A simple and easy to use typing tutor  program.

How is it useful
Never had the chance to practice your typing skills? In this day and age, that’s very unlikely. All that time spend on facebook typing probably paid off. However if you want to increase your typing skills or you don’t think you are a good at it yet. This a free online tool that will help you get your writing down to paper fast.

Cost
Free

20. A Research Guide

What is it: One of the most complete resource websites where you can find guides for just about anything that has to do with writing research papers and how to do real research. You can also find resources, guides and get help for the most known and used literature pieces used during your English related courses.

How is it useful: If you have no idea how to write a good research paper, never written one or you need help with any part of it.

Pros&Cons: You will find a tutorial for every part of your research process: the bibliography, the format, the resources you can use, plagiarism, etc. There’s only about 20 guides for the literature pieces if that’s what you are interested in but they are highly in depth.

Cost: Free

21. Harvard College Writing Center

What is it
A writing center website.

Pros&Cons
You are not limited to hardvard’s writing center. You can navigate to your own school’s writing center website. Just type “writing center” + name of your college on the google search bar.

Cost
Free

22. Purdue’s Online Writing Lab

What is it
Another resource website made by Purdue University.  It’ll teach you every aspect that has to with writing assignments.

Pros & Cons
This is the most complete resource site available online. Just about any topic is covered and neatly organized for easy access. Guides are summarized and straight to the point.

Cost
Free

23. Wridea

What is it
A simple site to save your ideas.

How is it useful
I use this website myself. Any idea that you may come across during the day for your thesis, project, essay, business or anything. You can quickly sign in and write about it.  Unlike using Google Docs, if you have a 1000 ideas or documents you can use the search bar and quickly jump into the one you wish to continue to write about . Another nice feature is its “idea rain” tool where you can see all your ideas fall up and down to give you some inspiration. You can also categorize your ideas and share it with other users too.

Pros&Cons
Extremely easy and simple to use. Keeps your ideas neatly organized into lists and categories.

24. EssayTyper

What is it
A tool you can use to get started with your writing assignments.

How is it useful
I actually find this application quite funny and interesting. It will pretty much fill in the sentences for whatever topic you are writing about and you’ll end up with a lot of content after a few minutes.

Of course, you can’t turn in an essay with all the automatic senteces that are output by this app however it can help you get inspired or maybe give you some ideas to get started. 

Pros&Cons
Nice tool to get started with a long essay or report. Quite dangerous if you wish to turn it in without modifying it (it’s extremely plagiarized material).

Cost
Free

25. 750words

What is it
A website that uses a very unique approach to creative writing. You are required to write 750 words for whatever topic you are struggling with everyday.

How is it useful
When there’s a topic that’s quite diffiicul and long to write about. You can use this website to keep your ideas flowing and keep up with the habit of trying to complete it.

Pros&Cons
It will save your work every ten seconds so there’s no worries if there’s an outage or your internet connection goes off. But you can’t save more than 5000 words on a single day unless you “level up”.

Cost
Free

26. Readability Formulas

What is it
A very useful tool to check how readable your writing is.

How is it useful
For those who are trying to explain their field of study or a very specific and complicated topic to a general audience (a presentation). The lower the score the more readable your paper is.

Pros&Cons
It will tell you how readable your paper or presentation is to people with different levels of education.

Cost
Free

27. I Write Like

What is it
A fun tool to see if your writing style resembles anyone famous.

How is it useful
Wanna check how sophisticated you writing has become? What kind of writer most resembles your thoughts? Or Want to take a break from that 20 page essay?

Pros&Cons
Fun and interesting but has limited number of authors to compare your writing with.

Cost
Free.

28. HemingwayApp

What is it
One of the most useful writing tools you can use online to make sure your writing is simple and easy to understand.

How is it useful
It will check for erros and places where your writing can be improved  such as: long sentences, complicated words, etc. Extremely useful to make sure your paper is high quality and easy to understand for your readers.

Pros&Cons
It will give you more stats than your average word editor which include:  reading time, number of letters, words, setences,paragraphis and character. It doesn’t have the option to save your work so be sure to save it somewhere else.

Cost
Free

29. EssayPunch

What is it
An online application that will take you through the entire process of writing an essay.

How is it useful
Again, if you don’t know how and where to get started when writing an essay. It’s a good starting point especially if you don’t have much experience or practice writing essays.

Pros&Cons
Very interactive and easy to use. Will show you tips and exercises along the way. Not useful for reports or technical papers.

Cost
Free

30. Fix Gerald – Plagiarism Checker

What is it
A website offering online plagiarism check services.

How is it useful
If you have used countless of web resources for your paper , you never know when a few parts of your essay may end up being quite similar to them. This tool will try to check if your paper looks plagiarized so you don’t end up with a zero you don’t really deserve.

Pros&Cons
Free to use. May return misleading results sometimes.

31. WrittenKitten

What is it
An online tool to make your writing more effective and fun.

How is it useful
Writing a long and complicated topic for an essay can sometimes become very difficult to even getting started. If the motivation doesn’t strike, this tool can break the ice for you to get started and even finish. How? by rewarding with cute kittie cat pictures for every quantity of words you’ve managed to write down. Try it and see how fast you finish your assignments.

Pros&Cons
It doesn’t store what you’ve written. Make sure you copy and paste whatever you write  down with it.

32 Speedwrite

What is it
Writing tool that will fill in sentences for you basically help you write an essay faster.

How is it useful
Some days you may not feel any motivation to get started on a paper or you may just have writers block to the point you cant even write one sentence. This tool can help you get into the groove of writing by outputting sentences as you type some words and will make sure they are gramatically correct.

Pros&Cons
Absotelutely free.

 

Research Tools

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33. Internet Public Library

What is it
Repository of essays.

How is it useful
These are not essays written by students but rather historical and referenced or even scholarly essays about any topic.

Pros&Cons
100% Free. Includes every essay used by scholars. May not be useful for simple papers.

Cost
Free

34. Library of Congress (LOC)

What is it
Nothing less than the de facto national library of the United States.

How is it useful
Do you want to paper to look quite strong or if you simply want to impress your instructors, then try to use one of their resources for your paper and include it into your bibliography.

Pros&Cons
Excellent source of books, maps, photos, videos, documents from American History only.

Cost
Free.

35. Scribd

What is it
A digital library as well as a ebook & audibook subscription website.

How is it useful
One of the best research websites for any topic and any college student regardless of their major.  Extremely useful when you want to look for your textbook, research topic and other scholarly papers.

Pros&Cons
It’s not limited to textbooks and scholarly articles but anyone can submit their finished work even college students. You may be able to find your very own and finished homework there but it takes a lot of luck. It’s paid but not limited in how many documents you can download.

Cost
Free but there is a paid version.

36. Full Text Archive

What is it
An site with free literature works.

How is it useful
Use the search bar to see if there’s a piece of literature that has a free ebook version.

Pros&Cons
Includes intuitive features, including full-text searchability. Making it easy for a reader to search specific themes, people, places and text. Easily accessible from any device. Only limited to classic literature and what’s already free anywhere.

Cost
Free.

37. Refseek

What is it
Another search engine especially useful to find research worthy material only.

How is it useful
Whenever you need to find resources for your topic, this is where you should start.

Pros&Cons
Unlike other search engines it will give you the option to look through the web and look for pdf documents only. But it’ll only look into .gov, .org and .edu websites. You will not find research journals such as the ones you find in Google Scholar.

Cost
Free

38. Mendeley

What is it
A web service that acts as a reference manager and  a social network for researchers.

How is it useful
Extremely useful if most of your references and resources come from online resources where it’s easy to lose track all of them. Mendeley will keep your references organized and safe. You can also store and edit any online document you find useful for your topic of research. As an added bonus you can interact with other people researching your topic and follow their activities.

Pros&Cons
Accessible from all devices, easy to use. No need to download it.

Cost
Free but there is a paid version..

39. Scholarpedia

What is it
A wiki site with articles that only have peer reviewed journals as its references, academic papers and textbooks.

How is it useful
You’ve probably already been told 100 times that wikipedia is not a good resource for your papers. One of the reasons is that wikipedia uses references from any website with some credibility. Unlike wikipedia, you will not have that issue with Scholarpedia, where you can use their citations and references in your papers without having to worry about their credibility.

Pros&Cons
Not all articles are finished or have citations. Not as in depth as wikipedia. Limited number of topics.

40. RefDesk

What is it
One of the best reference resource sites on the internet.

How is it useful
You’ll find a vast amount of references in this site for your research topics or simply for your own entertainment: newspapers, books, articles, images, documents, videos, guides,etc.

Pros&Cons
It has more entertaining features than other reference resources: site of the day, word of the day , photo of the day, etc. Not everything is nicely organized.

Cost
Free.

41. InstaGrok

What is it
A very interactive and innovative search engine.

How is it useful
If you want to do research and collect any type of information you come across: videos, audios, images, definitions, text files into one single page, InstaGrok will let you do so and will create a mindmap to make everything easy to visualize for your studies.

Pros&Cons
Easy to access your resources. Provides with Quizzes based on your topic of research. Ad free.

Cost
Free.

42. Census Data

What is it
The official census bureau data. It used to be the ‘american fact finder’ site .

How is it useful
You can find facts and numbers for everything related to the country’s statistics. This data may come useful for brainstorming, evidence for an essay, a social writing class or maybe even a thesis.

43. Simple Wikipedia

What is it
A much simpler version of wikipedia.

How is it useful
Get quick and easy to understand answers and results to your queries or questions without having read pages. Extremely useful when you just want a quick result and don’t have the time to study or go through all the details.

44. Google Scholar

What is it: Nothing less than Google’s search engine for scholarly articles. It will look only for peer-reviewed journals about your topic.

How is it useful: Although the articles can be too specialized and complicated, there will be a few times during your college years where your topic is also way too recent or specialized to be found on the general web. If so, google scholar will save your day.

Pros&Cons: Not useful for simple topics but you can still find good and easy to understand articles. Topics mighit be too specialized and hard to grasp for most students. But if you use one of these articles for your writing assignments, your professor might give you extra credit and praise you for it.

45. Research Gate

What is it: The most popular search engine for research papers used by scholars and researchers. T

How is it useful: It’s only going to be useful for people doing senior year projects and research. Once you find an article, you’ll realize you need to pay or you need a subscription. Chances are if you use the search engine from your school library you’ll get the access to these articles.

Pros&Cons: Not useful for your average joe. May need to pay for some articles but there are several ways to unlock access. See below.

46. 12 ft io

What is it
Web tool to bypass restrictions and paywall.

How is it useful
You can remove the paywall, aka, the add blocking the full content of an article on a website that requires a subscription to read it.

Pros&Cons
Free. Simple & legal.

47. Wayback Machine

What is it
A repository of most websites on the internet.

How is it useful
You can view and download websites that have had an article or their entire website taken down. In other words, you can look back in time in the internet. Say one of these websites was super useful to you but taken down due to maintenance, or maybe due to bankrupt, you can still check the contents using this site.

Pros & Cons.
Absolutely free but it may take quite some time to load a website. Not every website, especially those that are obscure and not so well known, is archived.

Images 

48. Unplash

What is it
A repository of pictures, photos and images.

How is it useful
Use it for presentations or maybe even papers or to publish something eithier on print or on the web. All pictures in this website are royalty-free and free to use.

 

49. PhotoPea

What is it
An online image editor with a free version.

How is it useful
Useful whenever you don’t acces to an image editor (not even paint) or just want something a little easier and fast editing. 

Pros&Cons
There’s no premium version. It’s all free.

Cost
Free

50. Remove Background

What is it
Remove background of images.

How is it useful
Useful for presentations, papers, blogs and publishing materials. Since royalty free images are few you may not have the choice for backgrounds or you may not be able to show the background for unknown reasons, just upload the file in this site and it will remove it.

Pros&Cons
It’s all free.

Cost
Free

Textbooks & Books

The online learning and this section would be the best websites for students to study for a specifi topic in class, for finals, etc. Use them both in conjunction but remember to seek tutoring help or ask your professor first because using these may be extremely time consuming.

51. OpenStax

What is it
The second largest repository of Textbooks, eBooks an reading materials.

How is it useful
These are free textbooks which are written by professors as collaborative projects thus you can find hundreds if not thousands of books. They’re mostly about the basic or introductory topics of a given subject.

Cost
Free

52. FullBooks

What is it
A resource website containing a vast number of novels and literary works.

How is it useful
It doesn’t have every single literary work but you’ll find the most underated and less well known works in this page.

Pros&Cons
Books are available in simple text format. Doesn’t have a search function.

Cost
Free

 

53. Open Textbook library

What is it
A repository of open source textbooks.

How is it useful
All textbooks on this website are open source meaning you aren’t likely to see them on your syllabus but you can definitely find them useful to study for every subject.

Pros
100% Legal, free and useful. Cannot find syllabus textbooks.

Cost
Free.

54. The Online Books Page

What is it
A website containing links to available free books over the internet.

How is it useful
If you don’t have the time to look over the entire internet to find all the books that are free to read, you will find it in no time by using this site. Just type the title, author or subject on the search bar.

Pros&Cons
Website does feature a few books but it mostly points to other websites that may have the books you are looking for.

Cost
Free

 

55. Overdrive

What is it
A webSite that offers access to eBooks, audiobooks and videos from public libraries.

How is it useful
The first place you should look for your textbook, your nearest library! But if you don’t feel like driving to the nearest library near you to borrow a book or you simply wish to have access a book digitally, you can easily do so with OverDrive as long as you have your library card with you.

Pros&Cons
Your library has to have the book. Requires a library card. Accesible from mobile devices.

Cost
Free

56. Project Gutenberg

What is it
A site with the largest collection of classic books and ebooks.

How is it useful
If you ever need to read the original textbooks written by those who came up with the subject you are currently studying, you’ll find them here and for free. There are over 50,000 available works for you to choose. You’ll be surprised to textbooks and works written  bynone other by the people who made the most important discoveries and contributions in history. Think of Albert Einstein and Newton writing a science book!

Pros&Cons
Easy to read to navigate and read. Available on mobile devices and different formats.

Cost
Free

57. BookBoon

What is it
A repository of free textbooks made by professors.

Pros&Cons
Easy to read to navigate and read. Available on mobile devices and different formats.

Cost
Free

58. LibriVox.org

What is it
A repository of audio books.

How is it useful
Find literature works or even textbooks you can just listen to while on the move. Very useful if you have a literature work to read and you don’t have enough time to read it.

Pros&Cons

100% Free. Does not include books that are commercialized.

Cost
No subscription.

59. Standard Ebooks

What is it
A repository of free to read ebooks just like project gutten berg.

Pros&Cons
Unlike Project Guttenberg, these offer better looking and more useful interfaces to read online.

Cost
Free

60. Globalgreyebooks.com

What is it
Another repository of ebooks just like project gutten berg.

 

61. Pdf Drive

What is it
A search engine for pdf files.

How is it useful
Although not every pdf file is a book, you can find chapters and even full textbooks through this search engine. You may even find presentations, articles and past exams !

Pros&Cons
Acts like an internet-wide pdf repository. You may need to spend time to find what you’re looking for.

Cost
Free

Citations

62. MyBib

All you have to do is find your reference using the search tool and MyBiB will generate your citations in APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard styles.

63. Suny Empire Guide

This is not a tool but rather a complete guide on how to use citations.

Online Learning

Only a few of these websites are for studying topics that you will encounter in college  (the first ones) . The remaining ones will give you specialized topics that are very niche and probably outside of the typical curriculum. 

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64. Instructables

What is it
A site with videos and tutorials to make and do pretty much everything.

How is it useful
You’ll find tutorials ranging from the most ridiculous inventions to the most complex projects. You can use their tutorials to finish a part of your project, get some inspiration or simply have some fun.

Pros&Cons
Includes Forums where users can help each other. There are instructions from the vary basic to the most complex. Not safe for the young.

Cost
Free

65. Khan Academy

What is it
An education website where you can find resources to learn just about anything.

How is it useful
If you didn’t pay attention during class or you are interested in learning a new subject, Khan academy has more than 2000 videos for you to catch up and learn. Videos range from a wide variety of subjects from the Art&Humanities to Math and Science.Extremely useful when trying to supplement what you’ve already learned.

Pros&Cons
Wide variety of Subjects. A lot of practice questions to work on. Not useful to replace your coursework and professors entirely.

66. Ted Talks

What is it
The official website of the famous ted talks lectures.

How is it useful
Not so useful for classes or exams or homework (though it can be) but it’s more useful for you to get a general sense of a topic, especially controversial topics.

Pros&Cons
Not very useful for college classes. Very useful for obscure and research purposes.

Cost
Free.

67. Coursera

What is it
An web service that provides complete courses for a wide variety of topics.

How is it useful
This website has the potential to replace a few of your classes. Their videos and courses will provide you with a syllabus, course format, recommended background and materials just like a regular class. You can learn at your own pace and you can opt to receive a certification for a completed course.

Pros&Cons
Provides certifications. Useful to reinforce the material you’re learning. Interesting and very specific topics. Professors and instructors come from reputable institutions. Not all courses are free.

Cost
Free for some courses.

68. Open Culture

What is it: A great site with a compilation of the best resources for students.

How is it useful: It contain links to audio-books, online classes, language courses, textbooks and movies. You’ll find a lot of good resources for your classes since their videos and textbooks are given and written by none other than professors and scholars from the top universities in the world.

Pros&Cons: No need to subscribe or pay for their courses. User friendly. Links to other resources.

69. Open Yale Courses

What is it: Yale’s official website containing free access to a lot of introductory courses taught by their professors.

How is it useful: Who wouldn’t want to learn from one of the top universities in the world? You can find lectures for your introductory courses in case you didn’t pay attention to your professor’s own lecture.

Pros&Cons:  All lectures are available in many different formats. No need to sign up.

Cost: Free

70. Edx.org

What is it: A search engine for free courses and lectures of universities. 

How is it useful: Here you’ll find courses from a wide range of disciplines from a wide range of universities not just nationwide.  It’s actually more engaging since the courses are not recorder but have actual start and end dates. Courses also contain a syllabus and homework assignments just a a regular class.

Pros&Cons: Has recorded and timed classes. Lectures contain video transcripts. Courses are more abundant in the sciences.

 Cost: Free

71. Saylor

What is it: Another online academy for open learning.

How is it useful: Unlike other free online courses. Students can ear a certificate of course completion and actually earn college credit for a few courses. Both of these features can be quite encouraging for those who have trouble to keep up with online courses.

Pros&Cons:  College credits are available to accredited partners to Saylor. Courses are made and reviewed by real college instructors from accredited universities.

Cost: Free.

72. MIT Open Courseware

What is it: A website published by MIT containing their entire course content.

How it it useful: Here you’ll be able to get your hands on all the course materials that MIT students use for their classes. This can include videos, syllabus, lessons, tools, etc.

Pros&Cons: Not every course has video lectures but the most of the important and introductory courses do. Materials sometimes may not match up with the course being taught. No Certificates or degrees.

 Cost: Free

73. Open University

What is it: An online university.

How is it useful: If by some circumstances you find yourself unable to attend a regular university or continue your studies, consider joining an online university to make sure you still get educated with your particular field of interest.

Pros&Cons: No prerequisites to be accepted. You can go at your own pace. Useful for the elderly and those who can’t attend a regular university and still wish to obtain a degree.

Cost:Paid.

74. Academic Earth

What is it: A site which offers free video lectures for any subject from top universities around the country.

How is it useful: Here you’ll find video lectures as they are given in the top universities of the world. You can easily find an entire course for your particular class here especially introductory courses.

Pros&Cons: Only lectures are provided. Lectures are mostly on YouTube.

Cost: Free.

What is it: A resource of videos for online learning with a focus on software and programming skills.

How is it useful: If you ever wanted to learn a new skill from the bottom up, especially with a software be it for design, photo or video editing or programming, etc. Lynda.com offers one of the most high quality lectures for you to get started and become an expert in no time. I used the website myself when I got started developing apps for mobile devices. No complaints at all! Worth every penny.

Pros&Cons: More than 3000 courses available. Excellent instructors and high quality videos. You must pay for access to all courses, no  pay per course or video. However it’s quite affordable.

Cost: Free & Paid.

76. Udemy

What is it: The most popular website for online learning.

How is it useful: Most teachers and instructors on the site have at least a free introductory course and you can also find 

Pros&Cons: More than 3000 courses available. Excellent instructors and high quality videos. You must pay for access to all courses, no  pay per course or video. However it’s quite affordable.

Cost: Free & Paid.

What is it: A search engine & repository for courses , lectures given by universities, institutions, other websites and so on.

How is it useful: It’s a more complete and better looking search engine than Open Culture.

Note Taking & Word Editors

78. Evernote

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What is it
It’s actually a note taking software but you can access it online too.

How is it useful
For those who haven’t dropped good ol’ Microsoft word, it’s time to upgrade your tools. The online version of Evernote works just like the installed version on your laptop: drag and drop images, resources, notes, screenshots,clips, etc. An excellent tool when you want to collect information for a research paper or to do a summary for your next exam.

Pros&Cons
You don’t need to go through the hassle of opening up the application from your laptop and you can access it from pretty much any device with an internet connection. That’s how I use it and how I save a lot of time doing it.

79. Google Docs

What is it
An online word processor where you can edit and save your spreadsheets, documents and presentations.

How is it useful
I can’t emphasize how important Google Docs is. Not only is a great alternative to Microsoft Office, the best part is that it’ll automatically save all of your work constantly so there’s no need to worry if your progress is lost from any accidents. It’s also quite useful for group projects as anyone can edit the same document from multiple accounts.

Pros&Cons
Not as complete as Microsoft Office but it is constantly updated and improved every month. You’ll never have any lost data as it constantly saves your work. Extremely useful for collaborative work and group projects.

Cost
Free

80. ZenPen.io

What is it
A free online text editor that lets you write in a distraction free mode.  It’s a great alternative to google docs but with toolbars and menus blocked.

How is it useful
Especially useful when you just need a clean sheet of paper to keep those ideas flowing to the fullest.

Pros&Cons
All distractions are blocked to maximize creativity and inspiration. Minimal interface and easy to use. No need to sign up which means you can’t save your work online.

81. TalkTyper

What is it
An online tool that allows speech to text ditaction with your web browser.

How is it useful
This is a simple web app that will help you get down on paper whatever you want on time without wasting time on too many extra features. It also comes with a basic editing tool after you’ve finished your speech.

Pros&Cons
Requires Google Chrome.

Grammar

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82. The Grammar Book

What is it
Website dedicated to Jane Strauss’ book “The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation” 


How is it Useful
If you are looking for a website that gets down to explaining grammar rules without wasting time on introductions and lengthy explanations, just use the search bar and you will find topics such as verb usage, punctuation, and grammar errors.

Pros&Cons
Use friendly. Neatly organized categories for each subject. Useful for all levels of writing.

 

83. Daily Writing Tips

What is it
A website that actually provides useful daily writing tips.

How is it Useful
If you’d like to improve your writing each day, you can’t really missed out on their website. You’ll get adfvice from experts written articles daily with topics ranging from spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.

Pros&Cons
Includes Subscription. Topics nearly categorized. Hundreds of topics and subjects covered.

Cost
Free

84. Grammar Girl’s Quick And Dirty Tips

What is it
A website providing you with short and useful grammar tips.

How is it Useful
If you find any other grammar resources boring and not clear, try Grammar Gir’s Tips. She hasa podcast as well as  short and fun articles with topics that can benefit even the most advanced writers. You can also interact with the lessons by commenting on her posts.

Cost
Free

85. Grammarism

What is it
A website with very very fun and useful exercises to practice grammar at no charge.

How is it Useful
If you are an ESL student you will find it way more useful than all the other options shown above. I would bookmark it and do the exercises when you get the chance.

Cost
Free

Dictionary & Vocabulary

 

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86. TheSaurus.com

What is it
Obviously, an online thesaurus resource.

How is it Useful
If you want to get a better grade with every paper you have to turn in, it never hurts to get a stronger vocabulary. Your first stop to get a better vocabulary is an online thesaurus.

Cost
Free

 

87 Words-to-Use.com

What is it
Another dictionary website.

How is it Useful
Unlike a regular thesaurus, this tool will relate words according to the subject and part of speech to improve your writing papers. Check it out to see what they really mean.

Cost
Free.

88. OneLook.com

What is it
Another simple website for definitions.

How is it Useful
This is for all those wishing to avoid all the complicated dictionary websites and only looking for a quick and simple definition.

Cost
Free.

 

89. Vocabulary.com

What is it
An online app to help you improve your vocabulary.

How is it Useful
Looking up words and checking out their definitions is just not enough to improve your vocabulary, use this website to engage in activities and use their tools to practice and get those new words down to your vocabulary. 


Cost
Free.

90. Visuwords.com

What is it
Very cool site to learn new words and look up the definition of words.

How is it Useful
Most dictionary websites and vocab sites are quite plain and boring that may be useful if you just want to get the definition of something but not if you’re actually trying to expand your vocab. This website gives you a visual solution to definitions making it more interactive , easier to remember and encourage you to learn other words.

Cost
Free.

Organization

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I’ve decided to include several organization websites for students instead of one or two so that everyone can find something they’re comfortable using as these may be different in how they’re used, how they look and what they can do.

 

91. Google Calendar

What is it
A  time-management and scheduling calendar service developed by guess who?

How is it useful
If you can’t afford an online scheduler or if you just want a much more traditional “calendar” interface for scheduling your college life. Good ol’ Google Calendar will make sure of that. It’s free and supports phone devices as well. You can use it for group projects as well.

Pros&Cons
You can have multiple calendars: one for exams, one for homework and another one for social events. Can be accessed offline and with multiple devices. Share your calendar events with other users.

Cost
Free

92. Wallabag

What is it
A web app to organize and save any resources you’ve found online for your topic.

How is it useful
Keeping track of every website we find interesting for your studies or your research papers can be troublesome and there are times we lose a few gems we may have found and unable to find again. With pocket, you can safely stored them and organize them into folders to check them out later.

Pros&Cons
Your saved articles or resources are accessible from any device. Wide support among browsers, you don’t need to bookmark on each separately.  Not only does it save text but videos too. Unlike regular bookmarking , the app will give it a tag to make sure you can recognize it later. No subscription required %100 open source. 

Cost
Free

93. Wakelet

What is it
Similar to pocket and wallabag, you can save links , videos and resources and organize them into pages.

How is it useful
Unlike wallabag it is more customizable for organization plus it allows you to collaraborate your collections and ‘pages’ of resources with others.

Pros&Cons
Con: there’s no mobile app alternatives, its all web based plus it may require a subscription free if you want more features although the free version should be enough for most people.

Cost
Free

 

94. Padlet

What is it
Organization tool to store just about any resource you find on the web with the addition of files.

How is it useful
Probably the most complete organization tool for resources. You can save just about anything on it: files, videos, images, pages, and so on and you’ve got the most complete editing tools to make your work beautiful and visually appealing.

Pros&Cons
The good news is that the free version will work most people and you still get almost all features with it. Only organizations and companies might want to use the paid version. 

Cost
Free & Paid.

95. Heliumedu

What is it
An online academic planner for students

How is it useful
This is a web app you can use to keep track of everything related to school be it assignments, homeworks, classes, meetings and so on. It is by far the most complete 100% FREE web app available as of 2023. It isn’t a single app though it’s divided into SIX different apps such as a calendar, schedule, grading tool, assignment organization & materials manager.

Pros&Cons
100% Free. Requires sign up.

Cost
Free.

96. SchoolTraq

What is it
An online task manager.

How is it useful
Similar to heliumedu, it has about 90% of the features found on heliumedu with the advantage of having a slightly simpler interface.  For example, there’s no grade analysis but the interface has all the tools you need to plan and keep track of everything in school.

Pros&Cons
100% Free, there’s no paid version. Does not have extra features like grade analysis but it’s still 100% useful for school planning.

Cost
Free.

Math Help

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97. Mathway

What is it
An online calculator that can solve basic and advanced math problems.

How is it Useful
Whenever you want to check your work and if you just couldn’t solve a math problem, just plug it into the calculator. No matter the subject, as long as you don’t throw words. It’ll solve it. That’s not all, it’ll show you a step by step process on how it got that answer so that (hopefully) you don’t have to use it a second time!

Pros&Cons
Can solve any math problem. Has a graphic function. Step by step solutions. Need to sign up to view more features.

Cost
Free

 

98. Curiousmath

What is it
A very simple site with some math tricks to help you calculate things faster and easier.

How is it Useful
You’ll be surprised with the math tricks you’ll find here even if you are a math major. They’ll be useful when you have a test that requires many calculations and you don’t have much time to waste on them. Or if you simply want to impress your friends.

Cost
Free

99. Schoolyourself.org

What is it
A simple website containing lots of useful articles, examples and practice problems.


How is it useful
If you need to brush up on a few math courses or you need some help understanding your math classes better, this site contains easy to understand articles from algebra to calculus.

Cons&Pros
No calculators, books or any shortcuts. Just simple, useful math articles. Very organized and neatly presented.

100. Common Math Errors

What is it
A simple site containing all the simple and minor errors in math.

How is it useful
If math wasn’t your strong subject in high school or you simply are new to math. This site will give you some tips and lessons on how to better get acquanted with it.

Cost
Free

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100. Jhevon’s Math Lectures

What is it
A youtube channel with advanced math topics from precalculus to advanced topics like calculs, linear algebra,etc.

How is it useful
Most universities math lectures are good HOWEVER most of us don’t really pay attention and completely miss out on key points or even the whole topic. Obviously , some of us also have a hard time grasping math concepts. It is during these times that finding an external source , especially one with extremelly well explained lectures becomes PARAMOUNT. Textbooks are useful too but I suggest you try math lectures from really great lecturers first. 

Cost
Free

101. Patrick Math Lessons

What is it
A website with math lectures mostly covering introductory topics before calculus like algebra & trigonometry.

How is it useful
Unlike Jhevon’s math lectures, this is a website and it’s mostly focused on general math topics most college students come across. You can use this site before you step into Jhevon’s math lecutres if you’re studying math on your own.

Cost
Free

 

Math Tools

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102. Desmos

What is it
A graphing web-app


How is it Useful
A calculator isn’t complete without a graphing function. If you couldn’t afford the latest TI series with all of its fancy graphing functions, desmos will make sure you have no problems with every class that requries you plot a graph.

Pros&Cons
No limits how many graphs you can plot on a single page. No need to sign up. Has a scientific calculator too. Available on mobile devices as well.

Cost
Free

103. Free Think Calculator Online

What is it
An Online Free Calculator for basic calculations that include a formula.

How is it Useful
Which one of you has the time to go look up a formula from your last semester’s course and do the calculations for a question or problem that you are currently facing? None. This calculator will do all the work for you without the need to look up a formula and do the calculations yourself, just plug in the numbers and get your answer. It will save you time. Calculations include your taxes, interest rates, units conversions, physics problems and a few other basic calculations from your introductory classes.

Pros&Cons
Includes a wide range of subjects but only simple calculations for every subject are available.

Cost
Free

104. SymboLab

What is it
This is an advanced calculator that can solve math problems like equations, algebra questions and so on.

How is it useful

You should not be using this to solve math problems if you’re learning how to solve math problems in a topic. HOWEVER, if you already know how to solve them and you’re trying to solve a bigger problem to save time then that’s okay, it’s also useful to check your answers for a homework.

Pros&Cons
Takes input in various formats. Covers most basic math topics.

Cost
Free

105. Every Day Calculation

What is it
This is site with a lot of tools for simple ‘every day’ calculations.

How is it useful
May only be useful for certain classes that are not math related and also for outside of classrooms calculations.

Cost
Free

106. Wolfram Alpha

What is it
A free online computational knowledge engine that generates answers to jus about any questions you trow at it

How is it useful

Although you can throw any question or problem at this monster app, there is no math problem that it cannot solve. You can use it to find the answers from the most basic math problem to the most complex problems, this includes all of your higher level math classes such as Calculus and Linear Algebra.

Pros&Cons
All steps are provided on how the solution is found. But you may become to depedent on it. Useful to check your answers or do a calculation you already know how to do.

Cost
Free

107. Tools for engineering

What is it
Very advanced tools for engineering classes.

How is it useful

This site has calculators and tools for engineering calculations. It’s only going to be useful for those in the STEM subjects.

Cost
Free

108. Online Conversion

What is it
A website where you can convert any type of units and measurements you can think of.

How is it useful
Convert anything you may encounter during your classes. From your very basic time units to clothin sizes in different countries.

Cost
Free

Cloud Storage

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109. Dropbox

What is it
A free online back up service.

How is it useful
As a student you should have at least one back up method. Drop Box will keep your files safe and sound from any mishaps that may occur with physical storage and make them easily accessible from any computer. You can also make your files accessible for your study groups.

Pros&Cons
Limited Storage.

Cost
Free

 

110. OneDrive

What is it
Free cloud storage.

How is it useful
If you have a student email you can get up to 100GB of free storage. All you have to do is get a microsoft account (through your student email) then sign up and thats it. Non students only get 5GB.

Pros&Cons
Lots of storage. Required student email for more storage.

Cost
Free

111. Google Drive

What is it
Free cloud storage.

How is it useful
If you have a student email you can get up to 100GB of free storage. All you have to do is get a microsoft account (through your student email) then sign up and thats it. Non students only get 5GB.

Pros&Cons
Lots of storage. Required student email for more storage.

Cost
Free

112. Amazon Photos

What is it
A free storage service for amazon users.

How is it useful
Amazon photos is the most efficient way to store ANY HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTO , you can store videos too. Why? Because you can save an insane amount of space by solely storing photos here and not on google drive, iCloud, one drive where you can store more important files and docs for school.

You will need a student email and an amazon account though , given that most people reading students it should be no problem.

Pros&Cons
Requires you to sign up with a student email. Insane amount of storage.

Cost
Free

 

FlashCards

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113. Quizlet

What is it
A site dedicated to help students by using flashcards, tests and other activities.

How is it useful
This is the most popular site for flashcards as of today. You are more than likely to find a premade set of flashcards that suits your particular needs and topics here. It also has tools to make flashcards more interactive such as tests, quizzes, a matching game and written questions

Pros&Cons
Over 100 million sets of flashcards. More engaging and interactive. Availavable in many languages.

Cost
Free

114. Brainscape

What is it
A learning platform website that has quizzes, notes, flashcards submitted by students and teachers.


How is it useful
An alternative to quizlet. If there is a set of cards you cannot find on quizlet, you can try to find them here. Also you can additional classnotes  and study notes for a given topic.

Pros&Cons
Not as widely used as Quizlet.

Cost
Free

115. StudyStack

What is it
A website to create and share flashcards and other tools to help students with memorization.

How is it useful
This site is purely dedicated to flashcards. This is an additional alternative 

Pros&Cons
Fun and entertaining. Flashcards can be stored on your mobile devices. Premade flashcards are rated and made by students.

Cost
Free

116. Cram

What is it
Another great site to create, study and share flashcards.

Pros&Cons
This one also has mobile versions. Its repository is just as big as quizlet even though it’s not so well known.

Cost
Free

 

117. Ankiweb

What is it
The most famous flashcard application used as of 2023.

How is it useful
If after going over 1000 flashcards and then testing yourself isn’t giving you any results. You might want to give AnkiWeb a try. The Space repetition system will test you on the cards you are having a hard time remembering more frequently. You can also share and create flashcards on the web from millions of users worldwide and sync them to your mobile devices.

Pros&Cons
Most effective method of memorization. Flashcards can include video, images and audio. Premade cards by users are more in depth and well made. Not many premade flashcards and users.

Cost
Free

Virus Check

118. Virus Check

What is it
An online anti-virus. No need to install anything.

How is it useful
Like the description says, you don’t need to download or install anything to check viruses. Now it won’t check viruses across your whole computer but only one file at a time.

Pros&Cons
Quick & efficient. Not a good choice to check viruses for a bunch of files or an entire drive.

Cost
Free

 

College Advice & Tips

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119 Bright Knowledge

What is it
A a website to help explore your education and career options

How is it Useful
If you are still unsure about what career and education path to follow during or after college. Brightknowledge will guide you step by step on how to find one and achieve your goals. You’ll also find advice from experts who already made it within your chosen career.

Pros&Cons
All sorts of topics ranging from college life tips to financial advice.

Cost
Free.

120. CollegeInfoGeek

What is it
One of the best blogs out there to help you get through college.

How is it Useful
Learn how to study the right way and get better grades. It will guide you through every instance of college with tips and guides.

Pros&Cons
Just about every college related topic you can think of is covered.

Cost
Free.

121. Her Campus

What is it
A website dedicated to women in college.

How is it Useful
Find information on beauty, health, love, career, life and much more from the best college journalists.

Pros&Cons
Women only

Cost
Free.

122. CollegeBoard

What is it
An organization that provides students with help for their success in college.

How is it Useful
Their website has information on finding colleges, exploring careers, applying to school and paying for it too. The best part is their community and their forums, hundreds of college students from freshman to those who graduate are always keen to answer your questions and help you with sound advice.

Cost
Free.

123. UCampus

What is it
A network of college communities that help students get acquainted with their new institution.

How is it Useful
If you still have no clue what your college or area offers, need to know moer about the city or town. You can get all the info you need to be update to in all aspects of your college and new town.

Cost
Free.

124. Rate My Professor

What is it
It needs no explanation.

How is it useful
I say you have to use it if next semester’s classes look packed or difficult. You don’t want to add difficult professor on top of it right?

Internships and Jobs

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125. Startup Hire

What is it
A website listing thousands of jobs and internships with a focus on startup companies from any industry.

How is it Useful
If you are a senior student, you can start looking for a job or internships and see what kind of requirements you would need to get one for your particular field.It’s always useful to know the requirements so you can start working on getting them down into your resume.

Pros&Cons
Easy interface to filter jobs according to your location and industry.

Cost
Free

126. Upwork

What is it
A freelance website where you can get hired and hire someone for any job or task that can be completed online.

How is it useful
If you ever need to make a few bucks and you already have developed a few skills from your education, you can always find something you could do here to make a few bucks. This could be useful for students who don’t have a regular schedule to find a part time job. Alternatively, you can hire someone to help you with a project or teach you a skill you need for your career.

Pros&Cons
Set up your own schedule. Payment can be troublesome.

127. Interships.com

What is it
A website listing thousands of available internships for students.

How is it Useful
If you plan on getting a job after college, you better start looking for some experience and the best way you can do that is from internships. This website allows you to find any internship for your particular field, you can filter out results based on your city, companies that you like, your personality, etc.

Pros&Cons
Find an internship based on your search criteria. Deadlines for applications may not be accurate, you should contact the company directly or look carefully at their postings.

128. Idealist.org

What is it
One of the most popular resources for jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities on the Web.

How is it Useful
While this site is aimed for non-profit organizations. You can find internships and jobs paid or unpaid. The advanced search option allows you to filter opportunities based on your skill, languages, salary and start dates. You can also find non-profit volunteering opportunities to make the world a better place, it will help you as a person and in your resume as well.

Cost
Free

129. Mediabistro.com

What is it
A website dedicated to those interested in careers within the media industry.

How is it Useful
If you have an interest in finding a job or an internship within the media industry whether it’s advertising, TV, technology or publishing your work, you’ll have the best chance to find it here.

Pros&Cons
There’s a vast array of opportunities. Includes a filter option to find opportunities based on your skills, compensations and dates.

Cost
Free

130. Indeed.com

What is it
Another search engine where you can land internships and job opportunities.

How is it Useful
You can find opportunities here for an internship , job or any related work experience gig. You can also upload your resume and wait for employers to contact you if you fit the profile they’re looking for.

Pros&Cons
Easy to use, only two fields to fill in. Highly configurable search options. Can be accessed from any mobile device. No career advice or guides.

Cost
Free

131. USAjobs.gov

What is it
The United States Government’s official website for listing civil service job opportunities with federal agencies.

How is it Useful
For those wanting to  find the most competitive internships and jobs within any department of the government: Air force, attorney office, navy, defense, medical research. They’ll be sure to make your curriculum shine!

Pros&Cons
The highest number of available jobs and internships from this list. Difficult application process. Very competitive and requires highly qualified applicants.

132. Simplyhired.com

How is it Useful
This particular engine can help you save some time by looking for all the opportunities avaialble for you around the web, meaning you may not have to look anywhere else since it collects all its results from job boards websites, direct employer websites, other engines, etc. You can also use it’s friendly filter feature to find the results you are interested in: Ex: “teacher internship”.

Pros&Cons
Over 6 million open jobs in about 974 official occupations in the U.S. Easy search options. Includes mobile apps. Has a blog for more advice.

Cost
Free

133. Internships-usa.com

What is it
A website offering internship listings for subscribed universities.

How is it Useful
You can find internships from over 2800 different organizations. There will be definitely something available for your requirements. You’ll find listings containing paid/unpaid  or seasonal internships and non-profit opportunities too. This website also has books(paid) that can guide you on how to land the internship of your dreams.

Pros&Cons
Your university needs to be subscribed for you to access their listings.

Cost
Books&Tips are paid. 



134. Student Conservation Association

What is it
A nonprofit organization providing students with 3-12 month internship opportunities.

How is it useful
For those interested in landing an internship that will help the world make a better place or are interested in environmental preservation for their careers, you’ll find opportunities here no matter what type of student you are(high school, college, graduate).

Pros&Cons
Internships are paid. An opportunity to learn about the environment. Programs available over 50 states. Offered by the SCA include National Crews, Community Programs, the Conservation Corps, and Conservation Internships. Lots of benefits.

Cost
Free

 

135. Glassdoor.com


What is it
A website providing experiences and reviews  by employees and interns.

How is it Useful
If you already found the internship or job you were seeking for, it always helpful to check what other’s experiences with that particular job/internship.

Pros&Cons
Some reviews can be misleading(done by companies themselves). Must be careful when reading them.

Cost
Free

136. Comparably


What is it
A website providing useful resources to land the job or internship from the company you are interested in.


How is it Useful
Before you show up or try to land a job or internship of the company you are interested, you have to know everything there is to know about that company right? This website will give you the locations, staff info, practice tests, interview questions, employee experiences, photos of their offices and more.


Pros&Cons
Not every company is listed here. Most useful for the big and most known companies.

Cost
Free

137. Amazon.jobs

What is it
Amazon’s very own site to find internships and jobs.


How is it Useful
Don’t understimate amazon’s willigness to help out students. They’ve got money, they’re making billions they’re less likely to be interested in choosing the best at this point for every internship and would rather give students and communities the opportunities they need.

Pros&Cons
Highly recommended by Universities. Requires registration.

Cost
Free

138. FlexJobs

What is it
A website with interships and jobs solely for people that want to work remotely.

How is it Useful
Not everyone will be able to find an internship or a job near their home town or leave their current location due to X factors, luckily remote job positions have become more mainstream and this is the #1 site fo find them.

Pros&Cons
Free and does not require a login or subscription.

Cost
Free

139. Career Services

What is it
This is the university of minnesotta’s career services page but you can head over to your own school or university’s career page, in fact, that would be better because a lot of the resources listed are unique to each university (subscriptions to job search engines, access to memberships at certain company websites, etc).

How is it Useful
Your university career service’s website has a complete guide and list of resources of everything you need to find a job or an internship while in school, they may even have an office where they can help you with your resume personally

Pros&Cons
Lots of helpful free articles. 100% Free.

Sleep 

140. Rainy Mood

What is it
Rainy sounds.

How is it useful
Helps you beat insomnia for those nights you can’t sleep because tomorrow’s a very crucial day, maybe final exams? presentation? job interview? first day at an internship?

Pros&Cons
Free but only has rain sounds.

141. Hubermanlab Sleep

What is it
A complete guide on healthy sleep.

How is it useful
You’ll find every single topic & article related to healthy sleeping habits.

Pros&Cons
Just articles and tips, no tools or apps.

142. Sleepopolis.com

What is it
Calculator to show you the three stages of sleep.

How is it useful
You can use it to see how much REM sleep you’ll be getting if you decide to sleep and wake up at present times.

Food

143. Student Recipes

What is it
A great site to get the most out of your cooking.

How is it useful
If you want to avoid cafeteria food or junk food to keep your body in tip top shape, you can get quick and cheap recipes from this site. Recipes are shared between students themselves. Includes recipes for all diets and food restrictions that you may have.

Pros&Cons
Simple recipes. Over 5000 recipes.

Cost
Free

144. FridgeFood

What is it
A website to help you find recipes with what ingredients you currently have.

How is it useful
If you are on a budget, forgot to shop your groceries or don’t like feel like eating out. This site will let you enter whatever you’ve got and give you tons of ideas on what to make with them.

Pros&Cons
Easy to use. Not much cooking experience required. 


Cost

Free

145 . Eat This Much

What is it
A web app to help your with your dietary needs.

How is it useful
If you have calorie restrictions or a particular diet you need to follow for your own personal care, this app will give you meal plans and food choices you can follow without the need to waste hours looking on search engines. Just type in your calorie restrictions and/or your particular diet, you’ll save a lot of time in the grocery store you could use to get back on studying.

Pros&Cons
Provides a grocery list. Add any food restrictions to your query.

Cost
Free

146 . Still Salty

What is it
Cool site to find out if whatever you have is still edible.

Cost
Free

147 . Super Cook

What is it
Cool site that gives you recipes for the food items you have right now.

 

Cost
Free

Fitness

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148. Fitness Blenders

What is it
A website with workout videos for all levels.


How is it useful
If you don’t have time to go to the Gym but still wish to get some exercise done. Especially  useful for those students with no experience when it comes to exercising and need a place to get started.

Pros&Cons
Wide range of videos with different intensities, workouts and levels.

Cost
Free.

149. Fitness Pal

What is it
Popular web-based exercise application.

How is it useful
Not only will you find exercises and routines for your fitness goals. You can also keep track of your daily food intake, nutrients, calories, vitamins,etc. If there’s anything that might be slowing down your progress you’ll be sure to find out with it. You’ll also find a friendly community to share your routines, diet or to get advise and constant motivation.

Pros&Cons
Lots of Ads. Free.

Cost
Free

 

Mental Health

150 . 7 cups of tea

What is it
Free & anonymous conversations with trained listeners.

How is it useful
Vent all you want here if you need to.

Cost
Free

151 . Addiction Group

What is it
Website with free counseling for those with addiction problems.

How is it useful
Get a sense of what recovering from addiction is like. Calls are confidential and free.

153. Blahtherapy.com

What is it
Vent all you want here. These are not professionals but any lending ear is good during times of hardship.

 

153. Moodgym.anu.edu

What is it
Full guides on cognitive behavior therapy to prevent and to cope with depression.

 

154. Window-swap

What is it
A website that shows you what’s outside the window of houses around the world. The streams are LIVE say.

How is it useful

You can check out how cities look around the world LIVE and you can also get a live stream of a very quite and relaxing environment like a low population town or a house on the beach. Some people may also find watching and listening more crowded and city-like places relaxing. Either way, they’re supposed to help focus and relax.

 

On a Budget

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155. Book Scouter

What is it
A nationwide textbook marketplace.

How is it Useful
This is the craigslist of textbooks. You can find very affordable prices for your most expensive textbooks and sell the ones you have one. You can also sell your class notes to students for some extra cash.

Pros&Cons
Student to Student deals. Secure transaction. 

Cost
Free to use.

156. Thriftbooks.com

What is it
A site dedicated to find the best deals on books.

How is it Useful
You can find books here at an extremely low price. You may be lucky enough to find textbooks for school too but it is mainly focus on general books.

Pros&Cons
Lots of incredible deals. Fast & reliable but does not help you with college textbooks.

Cost
Free to use.

157. Unidays

What is it
Another site to find discounts and coupons.

How is it Useful
If you are not interested in discounts and coupons from unknown stores but also major retailers, this website focuses on finding discounts and coupon codes for major brands: Apple store, American Parallel, Microsoft, Nike and more of your favorite brands.

Cost
Free to join if you are a student.

 

158. Save The Student

What is it
A site completely dedicated to help students finances.

How is it Useful
Become your own expert in dealing with your finances. You’ll find articles for anything related to saving , spending, getting money during college, jobs, investments, etc.

Get articles to help you save, spend and get money during college. 

Cost
Free.

159. Studentaid.gov

What is it
The government’s official website for resources to fund your education.


How is it Useful
This is the most used tool by students looking to continue to fund their education. You’ll get every resource there is for you to find a way to continue your studies. Articles include: guidelines for grant,loans,federal aid, etc.

160. College Advice Blog

What is it
A website providing tips for students


How is it Useful
You’ll find tips & guides for almost every concern you may have while in college including financial tips. 

161. Student Debt Warriors

What is it
Website dedicated to student finances.


How is it Useful
This website focuses mostly on how to pay debts including student debts. Probably something you may want to look during your senior year only.

162. 1000dreamsfund.org

What is it
One of the most popular sites to find resources and handy info for college women.


How is it Useful

This online magazine not only will keep you up to the date with the latest trends for women in college but also provide you with resources & ways to fund your education.

163. Amazon Student

What is it
Amazon membership to provide students with tons of benefits and deals when shopping over amazon.

How is it Useful
This is a special membership program if you are a student. You’ll get free shipping and a wide variety of services and deals. You’ll find the best deals on textbooks, school supplies, free music and videos and anything you may need for college. You’ll definitely save a few hundred bucks with their program. Here are few of the features offered:

Free 2-day shipping. Access to music and videos. You can borrow books using kindle from friends who bought them. Unlimited Photo Storage. Access to special deals. 39$ per year four 4 years. Free for the first 6 months.Free Kindle books. 

Pros & Cons
Pricey. It will only  be worth it and save you money if you find yourself regularly ordering from amazon. Not all products are eligible for Free 2-day shipping. Watching videos is not as good as NetFlix or other streaming services.

164. CashCourse 

What is it
A website providing you with tools, apps, tips, articles and more for students and their finances.

How is it Useful
There are tons of resources for you to use and deal with your money problems during college. If you use them regularly. you’ll become an expert on how to deal with financial issues not only for school but for your entire future as well.

Pros&Cons
Easy to Use. Only for current students. Useful outside of college too.

Cost
Free

165. BigFuture.org

What is it
A calculator for your finances during college.

How is it Useful
This is a calculator provided by the CollegeBoard. It will help you calculate how difficult it will be for you to pay up your loans once you graduate.

Cost
Free

166. Wisebread

What is it
A website filled with articles&tips for anything finance related.

How is it Useful
This website is full with articles and tips for you to find even more ideas and ways to get through school on a budget.

Cost
Free

167. Financial Aid Loan Calculator 

What is it
Another online calculator for your loans and monthly payments.

How is it Useful
Another calculator to estimate the amount of monthly payments & the salary you need to pay your loans. Can be used with federal and most private loans.

Cost
Free

 

168. The College Investor

What is it
This is a website providing students and adults with financing tips and ways to invest their money.

How is it Useful
There are tons of articles that include financial tips and relevant information to fund your education. Finances, investments and debts are discussed in easy to understand articles and ebooks.

Pros&Cons
Ebooks are cheap. Courses are Free. Readable through amazon kindle.

Cost
Paid.

169. RetailMeNot

What is it
A site that has coupons for over 60 000 stores.

How is it Useful
If you ever wondered whether a particular online store offers a coupon or discounts that may not be listed anywhere else. Just type in the site you are interested in to find out if there are any discounts or deals from their products to find out. If you find any coupons or discounts it’ll appear in the section “Active Coupons” after using the search bar. You’ll also see a “unreliable coupons” sections which means they may or may not work. Users in the UK can use MyVoucherCodes.co.uk.

Pros&Cons
Coupons are submitted by users. Some coupons may not work or are outdated. The higher the rating, the higher the chance the coupon will work. You can leave feedback on each coupon.

Cost
Free

170. The Freecycle Network

What is it
A website community of people giving away things for free.

How is it Useful
You heard that right. Here you can find free stuff that people who may be moving away or are not interested in selling them. Just find your specific area or “network” and get email updates of people who want to give away stuff or people who want to take your stuff. Yes, you can give away free things too! What can you expect to get? Computer accessories, tools for home improvement,  books, clothes.etc.

Pros&Cons
Must meet new people to pick stuff (choose a public place). A lot of email updates. Make a few friends with the same interests. 

Cost
Free

171. MoneySavingExpert

What is it
A site providing finance information and discussions which include journalistic articles to help you save money.

How is it Useful
One of the biggest (if not the biggest) sites with information on how to save money for just about any topic. The site not only includes articles that will make you a “moneysavingexpert” but also free tools to make money saving easier and efficient.

Pros&Cons
Info packed. Frequently updated. No advertisements. Includes email updates. Has a forum.

Cost
Free

172. StudentBeans

What is it
A site listing discounts from major retailers.

How is it Useful
You can save some money by using discounts for all of your school needs,food & supplies. Just browse around the web and find any available discounts near your location.

Cost

Free to join.

 

Social

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173. College Confidential 

What is it
A a website offering helpful tools to students and includes a community for students to help each other.


How is it Useful
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if facebook was more educational oriented where people could have productive and helpful discussions? Campusbug is a great alternative that can do just that. Not only does it offer tools that students may find useful but also a community where you can keep everything academic related.

Cost
Free

174. Stunited

What is it
One of the world’s most used networks for students and  educators.

How is it Useful
Get information and solutions for every need you may come across as a student: what university to go to, scholarships, accomodations, foods, jobs, transportation, communications and student life tips.

175. Google Groups

How is it Useful
You can always use Google Groups to find a community that shares your interests. Unlike other social networks, you get threads and discussions where you can break the ice and start participating.

176. Linkedin

What is it
This is the tiktok of the professional world. It’s always best to start getting acquitaned with it. It’s going to be a huge factor for you to be succesful with job opportunities.

177. Rally

What is it
The largest social network for organizing and joining rallyes for just about every altruistic cause.

How is it Useful
You can meet same-minded people here and also learn more towards a specific cause/topic within your area of study that falls within your interest. 

178. Meet up

What is it
A website to organize and join group meetings.

How is it Useful
You can find groups for short travels, discussions, language exchange, etc. Not only do you spend time with people that share the same interests but also may be able to find good connections that may help you after college.

 

179. TheGradCafe

What is it
A website for those interested in grad school.


How is it Useful
You can talk to other students that will try to join the grad school of your dreams. You get a forum where you get extremely useful information to be succesful and also get to meet people within your field study, they will likely become colleagues as grad school is a very niche endeavor and only few are succesful.

 

Scholarships

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180. MeritAid

What is it
A site providing students with merit-based scholarships.

How is it Useful
For those who worked hard sometime in their lives or have a special talent that deserves a reward, there may be a scholarship for you!

Pros&Cons
Need to create an account. Provides a directory of merit scholarships from thousands of schools.

Cost
Free

181 FastWeb

What is it
A site that matches the information you enter in your profile to scholarship, college, job and internship opportunities

How is it Useful
Don’t waste time applying for scholarships everywhere especially if you don’t meet the minimum requirements. Find one where you actually have a chance of landing.

Pros&Cons
Free access to all the scholarships. However it will use your information for affiliate purposes.


Cost
Free

*These websites Provide a list of more scholarships for ccurent students.

182. SallieMae

183. Unigo

184. ScholarshipWorkshop.com

185. Scholarships.com

 

Study Abroad

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These websites are dedicated to study abroad programs and opportunities.

186 Abroad 101

How is it Useful
The most useful part of their website is the fact that students submit reviews of the programs they were part of. Who wouldn’t want to know what’s going to be like spending the next half a year in a particular program?

187 GoAbroad.com

How is it Useful
This is a more complete website for study abroad programs. You’ll get guides, find programs based on your profile, help with the application process and from experts online as well as reviews from students who went through the process and particular programs.

188 Ratemystudyabroad.com

How is it Useful
As the name suggests, this website is more dedicated to provide you with reviews by students of their study abroad programs. It’s always useful to compare different reviews from as many sources as possible to get a better view of what’s really like to be on a particular program, don’t you think?

Entertainment and Student Life

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189. Old games

What is it
Site where you can find old-school games from the 70s 80s 90s.

190. FlightRadar24.com

What is it
This site will show air traffic throughout the world LIVE.

191. Last.fm

What is it
Find the most popular tracks around the world. An alternative to spotify.

192. Tumblr.com

What is it
A blogging platform with very cool looking designs.

193. Radio.Garden

What is it
Listen to radio stations around the world.

194.. Duolingo

What is it
The website version of the popular language learning app.

195. Bongo.cat

What is it
A cat that plays the bongos and other instruments. Use it make music or to find some inspiration.

196. My90sTV.com

What is it
Watch 70 80 90 and 2000 tv shows on an old school tv.

197. VirtualPiano

What is it
A piano that is virtual. Yep.

198. HeroForge

What is it
Make a hero or a character with this tool. You don’t need to be a graphic designer or an artist to make one.

199. Solar System

What is it
Want to know how big the solar system is? This is your chance.

200. FreeRice.com

What is it
You don’t get free rice here but others will if you play the game. The longer you play the more rice that will be donated.

7 thoughts on “200 Useful Websites for College Students ( 2023 Update )

  • August 1, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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    Very nice article and great list, but I would like to add one more site http://paperity.org/ – it’s really good fot students

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  • August 31, 2017 at 4:31 pm
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    I am unable to see the list and I did what you intructed

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  • January 3, 2018 at 4:20 pm
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    CollegeAI.com recommends colleges to high school students and is competitive with BigFuture/Collegeboard (disclaimer: I’m a founder)

    Otherwise great list!

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  • May 3, 2018 at 7:23 am
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  • November 24, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    to find a cheap flight from a specific departure city, homecityflights.com is helpful, there so many searched results there, ordered by price.

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