The Common Data Set (CDS) is a list of information collected by the publishers of college guides. It includes policies, deadlines, facts such as telephone numbers, and tables of numbers on topics like enrollment. The CDS contains mainly undergraduate information.

  • ACT College Search - March
  • Barron's Profiles of American Colleges - December
  • College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges - December
  • The Fiske Guide to Colleges - June
  • Peterson's - February
  • The Princeton Review - February
  • U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges - April
  • Wintergreen Orchard House - April