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How I Chose My College: “A Deciding Moment”

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After visiting several colleges, it became clear that large classes and schools were not meant for me. While my friends compared population and campus size, I found myself increasingly discouraged by the large schools I was applying to. Key Interests Sitting in on classes at these larger schools was a deciding moment of my college …

How I Chose My College: “Home Away From Home”

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My name is Paulina Andre, and I’m currently a student at the University of Iowa studying Informatics (HCI cognate). I applied to about two dozen schools, ranging from smaller liberal arts programs to larger-than-life state schools. Hometown Charm When I started applying for schools, my mother told me that while, yes, college is about earning …

FAQs About College Visits

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College visits are a key part to the college search process. Being on campus, seeing the buildings, interacting with the professors, can give you a better feel and understanding for that experience than online research alone. Here we’ve collected some of the most common questions about college visits, so you can be prepared for your …

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