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What factors should I consider when creating my college list?

Hello, I'm currently a junior and I'm starting to create my college list. I'm not sure what factors to consider when choosing which schools to apply to. Can someone provide some guidance on what I should be looking for in a potential college? Thank you!

11 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're starting to think about your college list. When my child was going through the process, we found several factors that helped in making the decision. First, consider the academic programs and majors offered at each college. Think about what you're passionate about and if the colleges you're considering have strong programs in those areas. Second, think about location. Do you prefer an urban, suburban, or rural setting? How far away from home are you comfortable being? This can have a significant impact on your college experience. Third, consider the size of the college. Some people thrive in smaller, more intimate settings, while others prefer larger universities with more diverse student populations. Fourth, research the campus culture and extracurricular activities. This will give you an idea of what student life will be like and if it aligns with your interests and values. Lastly, consider affordability. Make sure to look into financial aid, scholarships, and the overall cost of living on or near campus. It's essential to find a college that is a good fit academically, socially, and financially. Good luck with your search!

11 months ago

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