I found a very interesting website that has authoritative information about most of the US colleges and universities - http://www.unigo.com/
Students and teachers have published voluminous content about the college and college life on this website. So this gives an insider story of the academic institutions.
USA Today says about Unigo-
"Millions of students have used Unigo to assist in their college search."
The NY Times says-
"One measure of an idea's greatness is how obvious it seems in retrospect... Unigo's college advice and reviews are vivid in a way no guidebook can match."
The Wall street Journal says-
"Unigo is a college resource built for the age of YouTube and Facebook."
Unigo has 50 times the college content of any book or website that already exists.
“An improved future for college planning ... offers fascinating slices of college life."
"One of the top ten college websites."