Inspiration

Many high school students struggle with finding the best colleges for them. But, with our app we are eradicating that struggle by finding the colleges for them.

What it does

The College Finder is a web app made with Flask, HTML and CSS. College Finder will give suggestions on which colleges to attend based on your major, SAT and ACT scores.

How we built it

We built it with Flask, HTML, and CSS. We wrote a custom file with JSON and imported that into our pyython file. Using that, we take in input and find the correct universities & colleges in our database. We used python for the backend and logic of the app and HTML/CSS for the front end.

Challenges we ran into

We were not able to find a good University API. Due to this, we scowered the web for information on colleges and universities. We then used it to create our own custom database with JSON.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Used a framework for the app
  • Created our own custom API

What we learned

We learned how to use JSON for a custom API. We learned how to connect Flask to the frontend.

What's next for College Finder

In the future, we would like to expand to colleges outside of the US. Later on, we would also like to implement location and show nearby colleges based on that. Finally, we would like to not only expand in college finding but also into tools to help avoid the stress of college admissions.

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