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What factors should I consider when choosing which colleges to apply to?

Hello everyone! I'm a junior starting to create my college list, and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the options. What factors should I consider when deciding which colleges to apply to? How did you guys narrow down your lists? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

10 months ago

Hi there! I can understand how overwhelming the process of choosing colleges can be. When my child went through the same process, we considered several factors to narrow down the list. Here are a few important ones to think about:

1. Location: Consider whether you'd like to be close to home or are open to exploring a new part of the country. Urban, suburban, or rural settings also play a role in the overall experience.

2. Size: The size of the college can impact class sizes, access to professors, and the range of extracurricular activities available. Determine if you'd prefer a smaller, close-knit community or a larger, more diverse campus.

3. Academics: Research the majors and programs offered, as well as the reputation of the departments you're interested in. This will help ensure the college aligns with your academic goals.

4. Financial aid and scholarships: Consider the cost of tuition and the availability of financial aid packages or scholarships that can help make college more affordable.

5. Campus culture: Try to get a sense of the campus environment, extracurricular activities, and social scene, as these factors can greatly impact your overall college experience.

Remember, finding the right fit is crucial! Best of luck in your college search!

10 months ago

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