Students choose their colleges based on just about every reason you can think about. Some may choose a college just so they can be near their best friend, others choose may choose a campus across the country so they can be as far away as possible from family. Well, neither of these are good reasons for selecting a college.
Things to consider when choosing a college are a combination of the following:
The college does not just offer the major you are interested in but is also ranked highly for that particular program. Your academic goals should take priority over all else. If you are not sure about your choice of major, the colleges should offer a healthy choice of programs that you are interested in.
The tuition fees are affordable. Very few students if any attend college without taking a student loan. However, ‘affordable’ fees may differ from one household to another. Discuss finances with your parents to determine how much money they can afford to put towards your college tuition and how much student loans you will need to take.
The facilities in the college are exactly what you are looking for, whether it is in terms of music, art, campus life, or sports. Feeling right is an important factor when it comes to picking a college—you’re likely going to spend at least four years there, after all.
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