About The College Authority

The College Authority is an educational consulting company specializing in college tour programs for high school students and counselors. Mr. Bill Rubin founded The College Authority in 1999 and has worked with hundreds of high schools and college counselors from across the United States and throughout the world. The College Authority has strong relationships with colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The hallmark of TCA college tours is breadth and diversity. Our college tour programs are designed to provide students a case study of college campus environments of broad variety, allowing students to truly discover what appeals and does not appeal to them. It’s all about college fit for us. All of our student participants concede to liking campuses they initially expect to dislike or had never known in advance, and all of our student participants concede to disliking campuses they expect to love. We design our itineraries to challenge what students truly will like and dislike in order to allow students to develop their best possible college application lists.

The second hallmark of TCA college tours is freedom. We organize our college tours to include evening free time. We normally do not program activities for students during our evening free time. This allows students time to relax in an otherwise busy agenda. This also allows students time to familiarize themselves with the exciting cities and towns in which our itinerary campuses are located. Finally, this also allows our students to have fun!

“I cannot say enough great things about Cate’s experience with College Authority.  Besides coordinating a well-organized and useful experience for our students, the real added value is Bill Rubin himself.  His endless knowledge about so many different colleges and universities was a real bonus.  Our students remarked that some of the most valuable information gained from the tour was asking Bill questions about other colleges on the bus between visits!”

Tamar Adegbile
Director of College Counseling
Cate School, Carpinteria, CA

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About Mr. Bill Rubin

Mr. Bill Rubin (BA 1992 Chemistry/Classics/Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS 1993 Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder) worked in undergraduate and graduate admission offices at UNC-Chapel Hill and CU-Boulder, as well as professional school admission offices at Duke University. Mr. Rubin founded The College Authority in July 1999.

Mr. Rubin has visited over 1400 colleges and universities throughout the world. For a list of the 500+ colleges and universities Mr. Rubin has visited in just the last 5 years, please see below.

Mr. Rubin is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Western Association for College Admission Counseling, and a founding member of the Higher Education Consultants Association.

Learn more about Bill and hear what his students have to say on The Official Bill Rubin Fan Club page on Facebook.




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Colleges Visited

(asterisked for visits in last 5 years)

Agnes Scott College*
Allegheny College
American University*
Amherst College*
Appalachian State University*
Arizona State University*
Auburn University*
Babson College*
Ball State University
Barnard College*
Bard College*
Barry University
Baruch College, CUNY
Bates College*
Baylor University*
Belmont University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Bentley University*
Binghamton University, SUNY
Biola University
Birmingham-Southern College
Bowdoin College*
Bowie State University
Brown University*
Brandeis University*
Brigham Young University
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Boise State University
Boston College*
Boston University*
Bowling Green State University
Bryant University
Bryn Mawr College*
Bucknell University*
Burlington College
Butler University*
Caldwell University
California Institute of Technology*
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo*
California State Polytechnic University at Pomona*
California State University at Bakersfield
California State University at Chico*
California State University at East Bay*
California State University at Fresno*
California State University at Fullerton*
California State University at Los Angeles
California State University at Long Beach*
California State University at Monterey Bay
California State University at Northridge*
California University of Pennsylvania
Campbell University
Canisius College
Carleton College*
Carnegie Mellon University*
Case Western Reserve University*
Catholic University
Centre College*
Centenary College, LA
Chapman University*
Christian Brothers University
Chaminade University of Honolulu
The Citadel
City College, CUNY
Claremont McKenna College*
Clark University*
Clark Atlanta University
Clemson University*
Coastal Carolina University
Colby College*
Colgate University*
College of the Atlantic*
College of Charleston*
College of the Holy Cross*
College of Saint Benedict
College of Saint Elizabeth
College of William and Mary*
College of Wooster*
Colorado College*
Colorado School of Mining*
Colorado State University*
Columbia University*
Concordia University, CA
Concordia University, Canada
Connecticut College*
Cornell College
Cornell University*
Creighton University*
Dartmouth College*
Davidson College*
Denison University*
DePaul University*
DePauw University
Dickinson College*
Dillard University
Dominican University, CA
Drexel University*
Drew University*
Duke University*
Duquesne University
Durham University, UK*
Earlham College
East Carolina University*
East Tennessee State University
Eckerd College
Elon University*
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, AZ*
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL*
Emerson College*
Emory University*
Evergreen State College
Fairfield University*
Fairleigh Dickinson University*
Fashion Institute of Technology
Fisk University
Florida A&M University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Florida State University*
Fordham University*
Franklin and Marshall College*
Frostburg State University
Furman University*
Gardner-Webb University
George Fox University
Georgetown University*
George Mason University*
George Washington University*
Georgia Institute of Technology*
Georgia Southern University
Georgia State University*
Gettysburg College*
Gonzaga University*
Goucher College*
Grinnell College*
Guilford College*
Gustavus Adolphus College*
Hamilton College*
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampshire College
Hampton University
Harvard University*
Harvey Mudd College*
Haverford College*
Hawaii Pacific University
Heidelberg University, Germany*
Hendrix College
High Point University*
Hillsdale College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Hollins University
Holy Cross College
Hood College
Howard University*
Humboldt State University, CA
Hunter College, CUNY
Illinois Wesleyan University
Imperial College London, UK*
Indiana University at Bloomington*
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis
Iona College*
Iowa State University*
Ithaca College*
James Madison University*
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Johns Hopkins University*
Johnson C. Smith University
Johnson and Wales University
Julliard School*

Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Kenyon College*
King’s College London, UK*
Knox College
Lafayette College*
Lake Forest College*
La Salle University*
Lawrence University*
Lehigh University*
Lehman College, CUNY
Lewis and Clark College
Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lesley University*
Linfield College
Lipscomb University
London School of Economics and Political Science, UK*
Longwood University
Louisiana State University*
Loyola University MD*
Loyola Marymount University*
Loyola University Chicago*
Loyola University New Orleans*
Lynchburg College
Lynn University
Macalaster College*
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marist College*
Marlboro College
Marshall University
Marquette University*
Maryland Institute College of Art*
Marymount University*
Maryville College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
McDaniel College*
McGill University, Canada*
McMaster University, Canada*
Mercer University
Meredith College
Miami University, OH*
Michigan State University*
Middlebury College*
Middle Tennessee State University
Mills College*
Millsaps College
Mississippi State University
Monmouth University
Moravian College
Morehouse College*
Morgan State University
Mount Holyoke College*
Mount Saint Mary’s University, CA*
Mount Saint Mary’s University, MD*
Muhlenberg College*
Murray State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
New Mexico State University*
New College, FL
New School*
New York University*
North Dakota State University
Northeastern University*
Northern Arizona University*
Northwestern University*
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University*
North Dakota State University
Northern Illinois University
Notre Dame University, MD
Notre Dame de Namur University, CA
Oberlin College*
Occidental College*
Oglethorpe University*
Ohio State University*
Ohio University*
Ohio Wesleyan University*
Oklahoma State University*
Old Dominion University
Oregon State University*
Pace University
Pacific University
Pacific Lutheran College
Pennsylvania State University*
Pepperdine University*
Pitzer College*
Point Loma Nazarene University
Pomona College*
Portland State University
Presbyterian College
Princeton University*
Providence College*
Purdue University*
Queen’s College, CUNY
Queen’s University, NC
Queen’s University, Canada*
Radford University
Reed College*
Regent University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*
Rhodes College*
Rhode Island School of Design*
Rice University*
Rider University
Ripon College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rowan University
Rutgers University*
Ryerson University, Canada
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anselm College
Saint Bonaventure University
Saint Joseph’s University*
Saint John’s College, Annapolis*
Saint John’s College, Santa Fe
Saint John’s University
Saint Lawrence University
Saint Louis University*
Saint Mary’s College, CA*
Saint Mary’s College, IN
Saint Mary’s College, MD*
Saint Olaf College
Saint Peter’s University*
Saint Thomas Aquinas College
Salem College
Salisbury University
Samford University
San Diego State University*
San Jose State University*
Santa Clara University*
San Francisco State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
Scripps College*
Seattle University
Seattle Pacific University
Seton Hall University
Siena College*
Simmons College*
Skidmore College*
Smith College*
Soka University, CA*
Sonoma State University*
Southern Illinois University
Southern Methodist University*
Southwestern University*
Spelman College*
Stanford University*
State University of New York at Geneseo
State University of New York at New Paltz
State University of New York at Purchase
Stetson University
Stevens Institute of Technology*
Stonehill University*
Stony Brook University, SUNY
Suffolk University
Syracuse University*
Swarthmore College*
Temple University*
Texas A&M University*
Texas Christian University*
Texas Tech University*
Towson University*
Trent University, Canada
Trinity College*

Trinity University
Tufts University*
Tulane University*
Union College*
United States Air Force Academy*
United States Coast Guard Academy*
United State Merchant Marine Academy
United States Military Academy*
United States Naval Academy*
University College, London, UK*
University of Akron
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa*
University of Alaska at Anchorage
University of Albany, SUNY
University of Arkansas
University of Arizona*
University of the Arts
University of the Sciences
University of Bristol, UK
University of British Columbia, Canada*
University of California at Berkeley*
University of California at Davis*
University of California at Irvine*
University of California at Los Angeles*
University of California at Riverside*
University of California at San Diego*
University of California at Santa Barbara*
University of California at Santa Cruz*
University of Cambridge, UK*
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago*
University of Cincinnati*
University of Colorado at Boulder*
University of Colorado at Denver*
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs*
University of Connecticut*
University of Copenhagen, Denmark*
University of Dallas
University of Dayton
University of Delaware*
University of Denver*
University of Edinburgh, UK*
University of Florida*
University of Georgia*
University of Guelph, Canada
University of Glasgow, UK
University of Harftord
University of Hawaii
University of Houston
University of Idaho
University of Illinois at Chicago*
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign*
University of Iowa*
University of Louisville*
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky*
University of La Verne
University of Maine
University of Manchester, UK
University of Maryland at Baltimore*
University of Maryland at Baltimore County*
University of Maryland at College Park*
University of Maryland at Eastern Shore
University of Mary Washington*
University of Massachusetts at Amherst*
University of Massachusetts at Boston
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
University of Memphis
University of Miami*
University of Michigan*
University of Minnesota*
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri*
University of Montana
University of Nebraska at Lincoln*
University of Nevada at Las Vegas*
University of Nevada at Reno
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico*
University of New Orleans
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill*
University of North Carolina at Charlotte*
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
University of Northern Colorado
University of Northern Iowa
University of North Dakota
University of Notre Dame*
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon*
University of Oxford, UK*
University of the Pacific*
University of Pennsylvania*
University of Pittsburgh*
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound*
University of Redlands*
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond*
University of Rochester*
University of Saint Andrews, UK*
University of San Diego*
University of San Francisco*
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern California*
University of Southern Mississippi
University of the South (Sewanee)*
University of Tampa*
University of Tennessee*
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin*
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Toledo
University of Toronto, Canada*
University of Utah
University of Vermont*
University of Virginia*
University of Warwick, UK
University of Washington*
University of Waterloo, Canada
University of West Virginia
University of Wisconsin*
University of Wyoming
Vanderbilt University*
Vassar College*
Villanova University*
Virginia Commonwealth University*
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Polytechnic and State University
Wabash College
Wagner College
Wake Forest University*
Walla Walla University
Warren Wilson College
Washington College
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University*
Washington State University*
Washington University, St. Louis*
Wayne State University
Wellesley College*
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University*
Westmont College
Western Carolina University
Western Maryland University
Western Washington University
West Virginia University
Wheaton College, IL*
Wheaton College, MA*
Whitman College*
Whitworth College
Whittier College*
Wichita State University
Widener University
Wilfred Laurier University, Canada
Willamette University*
Williams College*
Wingate University
Winthrop University
Wittenburg University
Wofford College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute*
Wright State University
Xavier University
Yale University*
York University, Canada*