CompareTopSchools - Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

We take your privacy seriously. This statement discloses the privacy practices of CompareTopSchools on this website. By using this website, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to the collection and use of information by CompareTopSchools on this website but does not apply to information that you may send to us by other means. CompareTopSchools respects the privacy of visitors to our online sites. The kinds of information we collect from you will vary, depending on how you use our website. In order to take part in certain services on our website, you will be required to provide certain personal information (e.g., your name, address, e-mail address, mailing address, phone, etc.). In addition to the information you choose to submit, our systems are set up to gather certain anonymous data to help us better understand how our site is being used and how we can improve it. This automatically gathered data includes any content you view on our website will only collect personally identifiable data, such as your name, address, telephone number, mailing address and/or e-mail address, when it is voluntarily submitted to us at this website. The contact information that is voluntarily provided is used to facilitate the process of service the consumer requests. Within 48 hours your information is sent to a partner company that will contact you regarding your inquiry. Consumers that opt in to receive offers may receive email, telephone calls or direct mail from CompareTopSchools or our partners. Users may opt out of receiving future communications, see opt out options below. The CompareTopSchools website is not intended or designed to attract anyone under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person we know to be under the age of 18.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

CompareTopSchools and/or the companies we hire or work with may use this information to comply with your request for information or as otherwise disclosed to you at the location at which you submit your information. From time to time, we may refer to that information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services. We may use that information to contact you. Information collected online may be shared with our marketing partners, advertisers, and other third parties. We may use information collected from recipients of our marketing campaigns, visitors to our Web sites, and our marketing partners, advertisers, and other third parties for any of the following purposes in either the online or offline arena: (1) to provide individuals with targeted offers based on their specific requests or their stated preference to receive certain categories of offers; (2) to send individuals information and promotional materials from our company as well as from our marketing partners, advertisers, and other third parties; (3) to deliver targeted display advertisements and offers through online marketing communications, such as emails, banner advertisements, and pop-up advertisements (by matching criteria provided by our advertisers with information collected from our visitors); (4) to enable our marketing partners, advertisers, and other third parties to communicate with individuals; (5) to administer contests and sweepstakes offered on our Web sites, Other Web Pages, or on our partners' Web sites; (6) to contact visitors to our Web sites or registered members of our marketing campaigns when necessary; (7) to help address problems with our Web sites or marketing services; (8) to administer our Web sites; (9) to conduct internal reviews of our Web sites (e.g., to determine the number of visitors to specific pages within the site); (10) to help us better understand recipients of our marketing campaigns and visitors' use of our Web sites; and (11) to protect the security or integrity of our Web sites and Other Web Pages that are accessible through our online marketing campaigns. Non-personal information will be used for these purposes as well as for conducting internal reviews and monitoring of our Web sites and Other Web Pages that are accessible through our online marketing campaigns and providing a greater online experience for our visitors.

We may transfer or otherwise disclose information collected from recipients of our marketing campaigns, visitors to our Web sites, and our marketing partners, advertisers, and other third parties to our employees and independent contractors, to our subsidiaries and affiliates, and to our consultants, other business associates, and suppliers, if the disclosure will enable that party to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for us. Disclosure of information may also be necessary to respond to judicial process, to provide information to law enforcement agencies, or to facilitate investigation of matters of public safety, as permitted by law.

We may also disclose information we collect from recipients of our marketing campaigns, visitors to our Web sites, and our marketing partners, advertisers, and other third parties to other marketing partners, advertisers, and third parties who may use the information in connection with their business operations, such as to send targeted offers, marketing materials, and other communications to them. In addition, we may share, rent, sell, or transfer any of the personal information provided by you or from our marketing partners, advertisers, or other third parties. We are not responsible for the practices of our marketing partners, advertisers, or other third parties.

Legal Disclaimer

You can always choose not to provide personal information, even though it might be needed to take advantage of CompareTopSchools offers or website features. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other communications from us or if you wish to check your personal information, please contact us. In the event that CompareTopSchools and some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, the personal information collected on our website may be transferred to third parties as part of that transaction. CompareTopSchools may also provide personal information or provide access to personal information to any of our affiliated businesses or to our business partners. CompareTopSchools may use your personal information to reply to you and send information to you. If CompareTopSchools is requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide personal information on individual users, CompareTopSchools may, without your consent, provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety, CompareTopSchools may provide your personal information to appropriate authorities without your consent or court process. CompareTopSchools recognizes you may be concerned about the security of your personal information, and we are committed to employing reasonable technology in order to protect the security of our website. However, even with the best technology, no website is 100% secure. We will take reasonable measures that we believe are appropriate to protect your information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction, and, where possible, will ask that any third parties to whom we may transfer your information take comparable steps to protect that security. Our Privacy Policy only applies to this website. Our website may from time to time contain links to sites outside our control. Please be aware that these sites may collect personal information about you, and operate according to their own privacy practices that may differ from our Privacy Policy. Remember to consult that website's own privacy policy, as once you're outside this website, any information you submit is no longer in our control.

Anti-Spam Policy

Spam is commercial email or unsolicited bulk email which has not been requested by the recipient. You will not receive CompareTopSchools email communications unless you submit your email address and register to receive these communications. You may receive third-party emails advertising CompareTopSchools products and services. If you wish to retract this permission from the third-party, please follow their opt-out instructions.

If you believe you have received such an unsolicited commercial email, please forward a copy of the email to We will respond promptly and courteously to you and we will continue to do our utmost to ensure that you are not being sent unauthorized emails by any advertisers or affiliates on our behalf.


Our website provides visitors the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us, our partners, or third parties at the point where we request information about the visitor. This website gives the users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications:

1. You can visit the following URL:

2. You can send an unsubscribe request to

3. You can write to:
Attn: CompareTopSchools
TriAd Media Solutions
2 Hudson Place, 8th Floor
Hoboken, NJ 07030


Our site uses cookies when entering the site and once a form is submitted. The only information that is stored is only an indicator that the application was filled and if you try to fill out another one within 60 days it will give you an option to either fill out another application or leave.

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to change the way we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can direct all correspondence to or write to Attn: CompareTopSchools, TriAd Media Solutions, 2 Hudson Place, 8th Floor, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

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Disclosure: Not all programs are accelerated, available in all locations, or in both online and on-campus formats. Financial aid including grants, scholarships and loans may be available to those who qualify. Program lengths and outcomes vary according to each institution's specific curriculum and employment opportunities are not guaranteed. CompareTopSchools is a consumer information site that offers free, independent ratings and recommendations of colleges and universities. While we receive advertising revenue from most of the schools we rate and recommend, our editors thoroughly research each school and offer their honest opinions when rating each one. We are independently owned and operated and all opinions expressed on this site are our own, including, without limitation, our designation of a particular institution as being a "top" or "best" school, college or university.