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Website helps students find more college options with algorithm

A new website is helping students find more college options based on a “Netflix-like” algorithm, according a story by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

PossibilityU ( takes a student’s top three college choices and, based on similarities in geographic location, campus environment and student makeup, offers students 10 additional colleges to consider.

The website also estimates students’ likelihood to get into a college and the likelihood they will receive financial aid based on GPA, college entrance exam scores and class rank.

The website is free for some services, but charges a fee for more in-depth consulting about choosing a college.