Are you trying to decide what college is the right fit for you?

Here are 5 things to keep in mind when making your decision:

 

Source Other People

Take advantage of living in the digital age and use sources like Quora, Reddit and YouTube to ask people questions.  Read answers to questions that other people have asked about the universities you’re interested in and figure out what their experiences were like and what they liked and disliked about going to these universities.

You can ask peers, friends of parents, alumni or current students to get a better feel for a university.

Check out this New York Times article for more info:  Skipping the College Tour

 

Think Long-Term

Don’t just think of what’s cool right now at 16 years old!  Enlist some help with planning for your future by turning to other people who have more knowledge about this than you do.

 

Consider Reputation

Some Different Measures to Evaluate a School’s Reputation are:

  • Major
  • Department
  • Best ROI
  • Top Earners
  • Most Millionaires (we know this is important to some of you!)
  • Highest Graduation Rate

 

Visit & Trust Your Intuition

A college visit isn’t the only way to find the perfect college for you, but it is part of the process.  Remember, a visit can include watching an immersive commercial for the sales pitch of the college you are interested in.

 

Consider the Investment

College costs money, so you have to figure out how you’re going to pay for college.  Reach out to other people who have been in a similar circumstance as you or who have gone to the college you are applying to, and ask how they paid for college.

Remember that the point of going to college is to acquire the tools that will create a stable lifestyle and future for yourself.

 

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