Hi there! I'm a junior and I've been researching colleges, but I'm struggling to narrow down my list. How did you guys decide which schools to apply to? Any advice would be appreciated!
Hey there! It's great that you're starting to research colleges early. When my child was in your position, we considered a few factors to narrow down the list of colleges. First, we looked at the size of the schools - some people prefer large universities with more resources, while others like the intimate environment of a smaller college. Next, we considered the location and climate, as this can greatly affect the overall college experience. We also evaluated the academic programs and faculty to ensure that the schools offered strong programs in my child's intended major. Finally, we looked at the campus culture, extracurricular activities, and financial aid packages. It's important to visit the schools if possible to get a feel for the campus atmosphere. Don't forget to apply to a mix of safety, match, and reach schools. Best of luck in your college search!