Insanely useful websites you need to know

There are tons of apps and websites for college students that make the college process a whole lot easier to handle. Check out our favorites below:



Boundless offers affordable, high quality digital textbook alternatives that can be accessed across all devices. You can even take quizzes, highlight, write notes, and more!


Take free online courses from the some of the world’s best universities – all at your own pace.


This free speech-to-text dictation will help you crank out that paper in no time.

Course Hero

Course Hero is a huge database of study resources specific to courses at your school. Get instant access to course notes, test prep, 24/7 homework help, and more.


A super helpful site that allows you to create your own flashcards and other study games for tons of subjects (or choose ones already created by others).


It’s basically a portable scanner.


A site that easily and quickly generates bibliographies and citations.

Rate My Professor

These professor reviews can be very helpful in choosing your classes for next semester.


SelfControl allows you specify which sites you want to block for a period of time (i.e. Netflix, Facebook, Reddit). Once you click the start timer, you have absolutely NO access to that site for the designated amount of time.

ValoreBooks (duh!)

Buy or rent your textbooks for less (up to 90% off list price!) and sell them for more!



When something happens to your car, call YourMechanic. They can come to you and take care of anything from putting on your spare tire, to regular maintenance and battery replacements.


Bored of doing the same workout week after week? Aaptiv offers on-demand audio fitness classes that combine the guidance of a trainer with the perfect playlist to give you a fresh way to workout. $9.99/month.


Group texts are the worst. Get rid of them by using GroupMe to create private chat rooms instead. So much better!


This site organizes your financial accounts, tracks your expenses, and manages your budget. It’s actually the best.


UCampus helps college students connect with important local information and resources and enables students to discover the best aspects of their new city.


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Spoon University

Spoon University is a food publication by and for our generation featuring recipes, restaurant reviews, personal stories and hacks to help you “adult.”