The College Confidential site went live August 1, 2001. Over the past decade and a half, CC has become the go-to place for one of the world's greatest archives of college admissions-related information. It's all free. One of the most interesting aspects of CC is the discussion forum, where countless high schoolers, parents, grandparents, and others gather to ask, answer, debate, and parse every imaginable aspect of getting into college, as well as wade into an infinite supply of off-topic discussions in the various “Cafe" forums.
If you're reading this, you're probably already acquainted with CC. What you may not know, however, is the inside perspective about how we, as CC operatives (I am a co-founder) see the site function in relation to college applicants and their parents, as well as underclass high schoolers and their parents.