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collegeabacus.org: College Abacus

College Abacus is a free, personalized financial aid comparison tool for students that generates net price estimates for 5,500+ postsecondary institutions in the US.

Page load speed analysis

  • 67/100

    Normal result
  • 7

    Successful tests
  • 1

    Failed test
  • First response

    44 ms

  • Resources loaded

    1.1 sec

  • Page rendered

    160 ms

  • Total page load time

    1.3 sec

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We analyzed Collegeabacus.org page load time and found that the first response time was 44 ms and then it took 1.2 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is quite a good result, as only 20% of websites can load faster.

Page optimization

  • HTML 73.6 kB
    Images 206.8 kB
    Javascripts 882.1 kB
    CSS 252.7 kB

    In fact, the total size of Collegeabacus.org main page is 1.4 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 55% of websites need less resources to load. Javascripts take 882.1 kB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

    • Original 73.6 kB
    • After minification 72.2 kB
    • After compression 17.0 kB

    HTML optimization

    HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 56.6 kB or 77% of the original size.

    • Original 206.8 kB
    • After optimization 158.9 kB

    Image optimization

    Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Obviously, College Abacus needs image optimization as it can save up to 48.0 kB or 23% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

    • Original 882.1 kB
    • After minification 880.9 kB
    • After compression 258.9 kB

    JavaScript optimization

    It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 623.2 kB or 71% of the original size.

    • Original 252.7 kB
    • After minification 250.7 kB
    • After compression 43.9 kB

    CSS optimization

    CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Collegeabacus.org needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 208.7 kB or 83% of the original size.

Network requests diagram

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Our browser made a total of 47 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 60% of them (28 requests) were addressed to the original Collegeabacus.org, 4% (2 requests) were made to Ssl.google-analytics.com and 4% (2 requests) were made to Apis.google.com. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (539 ms) relates to the external source S3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com.

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Requests

The browser has sent 35 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of College Abacus. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 21 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 5 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

21

Javascripts

9

Images

5

CSS

35

All

Possible request optimization

1

Javascripts

9

Images

1

CSS

24

Optimized

11

All

Normal result

Redirects

As for redirects, our browser was forwarded to https://collegeabacus.org/ before it reached this domain.

IP address

Collegeabacus.org uses IP address which is currently shared with 1 other domain. The more sites share the same IP address, the higher the host server’s workload is. It is strongly recommended that the host server should be changed or the hosting provider should be requested to give a different (separate) IP address for this domain.

Normal result

IP Trace

collegeabacus.org

pell.collegeabacus.org

34.192.165.180

34.196.192.71

DNS records

Type Host Target/ip TTL Other
A

collegeabacus.org

34.192.165.180 59
A

collegeabacus.org

34.196.192.71 59
NS

collegeabacus.org

ns-1054.awsdns-03.org 59
NS

collegeabacus.org

ns-187.awsdns-23.com 59
NS

collegeabacus.org

ns-2029.awsdns-61.co.uk 59

Language and encoding

Normal result

Language

EN en language flag

Detected

EN en language flag

Claimed

Encoding

N/A

Claimed

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Collegeabacus.org can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Collegeabacus.org main page’s claimed encoding is . Changing it to UTF-8 can be a good choice, as this format is commonly used for encoding all over the web and thus their visitors won’t have any troubles with symbol transcription or reading.

HTTPS certificate

SSL Certificate

Collegeabacus.org has no SSL certificate. Web browsing can be safer with HTTPS connection, so we suggest that it should be obtained for this site.

Poor result

Visitor World Map

Country of origin for 67.7% of all visits is United States. It’s good for Collegeabacus.org that their server is also located in United States, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

Good result

Normal result

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of College Abacus. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks:

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