How to Search Friends by School on Facebook

By Robert Schrader

Reunite with former classmates via Facebook.
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Facebook is a tool that lets you stay in touch with people you encounter in your daily life, as well as those with whom you used to regularly interact but may have lost touch. Another way Facebook connects people is by allowing former classmates to get in touch with one another. Use any of several search pathways within Facebook to find friends using the name of the school you attended.

Find friends from your school using Facebook's "Classmates Search." Click "Friends" in the sidebar that runs along your Facebook "News Feed," click "Find Friends" and click the "Find" button next to "Other Tools." Click the option that allows you to find friends from any schools you list to search for friends exclusively within those networks.

Use your school's name to narrow down a list of potential matches for your friend, whether the combination of her first and last name are popular--or if you simply don't remember her last name and want to choose from among the people with her first name who attended your school. Type the name into Facebook's "Search" box and click "People" on the left side of your results. Click "Education" from the drop-down menu, type in the name of your school and click "Filter."

Search for friends on your school's "Like" page. Type the name of your school into Facebook's "Search" box and click "Enter." Click "Like" to like your school if you haven't already done so. Browse through the list of others who "Like" the page to see is friends of your are among them.