Before coming to Hamilton, Sam Reider ’14 created a decision tool on a whiteboard to help organize his college choices. During his first year on campus, he converted his process into an automated program and loaded it onto his site www.CollegePick.us. The New York Times’ The Choice, a site designed to “demystify college admissions and aid,” featured Reider’s site in a March 8 article, Online Aid for Making ‘The Decision,’ From a College Freshman.
“Choosing a college is a very personal decision,” Reider was quoted in the article. “The advisers, books and well-intentioned family and friends all have something to say about which colleges are better or worse. But students are all different. A school that’s better for one student may be worse for another.”