How do you choose a college? For some students, selection comes down to going where their parents went, or selecting a school that’s well-known on social media for being “the place to be.” Yet, with dozens of hundreds of colleges to choose from and the long-term implications of this decision, students must look beyond these factors when selecting a school. Feeling overwhelmed? Unsure where to get started? Focusing on some of the essential qualities you deem right for your college of choice is a good place to begin. Start with a list that answers the following questions about any school you’re interested in: What are the major and minor programs available? Will this school provide access to extracurricular activities? How would this school’s on-campus lifestyle match your needs? What are the housing options to live an on-campus life? These are the very basics of deducing whether or not a college is right for your needs. Once these questions are answered, diving into the particulars of each school will truly unveil which option is right for your future. For more information on how to accurately decide on which college is right for you, please check out the infographic supporting this post.
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