Best Social Networking Websites for Students

One of my graduate projects includes analyzing online social networking websites.

Here are some popular social networking sites for students that I found this weekend:

AlumWire is an interactive site for college students and alumni to network for job opportunities.

Members enjoy free use of all site services and features, including detailed online profiles, photos, group chat, one-to-one video chat, onsite email, event planning and detailed member searches.
Use BuddyU to keep up with your friends, upload photos, videos, music and meet others from around the country. Only students with an .edu email can join BuddyU.

A student social networking website to make friends, browse profiles, ask questions, and get advice from other students.
One of the oldest social communities for students.
A student version of Craigslist – where students can buy, sell and share information.

College Tonight
College Tonight is a social networking place for college students, graduate students and alumni,. This site promotes social interactivity.
This is a cragslist for college students.
Yeah, you already know about it – but I have to add it here.
Social networking sites for students in the United Kingdom
A social networking site helping graduates to stay connected.

A place for college students and business professionals looking for networking opportunities. They have a nifty internship and job search.
LibraryThing is a website that allows students to catalog their books online. You can access this online catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing connects people with the same books, and comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.
A student trading site for buying and selling on-campus books with other students. You can even cell your phones through your cellphone with this service.

Quizilla is a social network for young teens who share quizzes, stories, journals, and polls.
RateMyProfessor connects students together, and also allows students to rate and talk about the professors theyve taken. They even have a Facebook app that you can add to your profile. is a social bookmarking website for students. You need to have a .edu email address, and your schools blackboard system must be linked with

Book swapping network between students. is an online community for college students, high school students and teens. Ages 18 to 24. is a social networking site mixed with an online auction. Studentbid is currently serving seven schools in the Boston area (Harvard, MIT, BU, BC, Tufts, Emerson, and Northeastern) and requires a valid .edu email address from a supported college to ensure out networks safety.
A nifty social networking site for students in Australia. Members can share videos and photos.
Uloop allows students to trade textbooks, promote community events and do host of other activities.

I’m probably missing a bunch, so please comment and let me know of others that you think should get added.