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What should I look for in a college to ensure it's a good fit for me?

Hi everyone, as I'm researching colleges, I'm struggling to figure out what factors I should focus on to determine if a college is a good fit for me. What should I consider in terms of academics, campus life, location, etc.? Any suggestions or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated!

11 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're taking the time to research colleges and find the best fit for you. I remember when my own child went through the process, and we found that considering a few key factors really helped. First, think about what kind of academic environment you want. Do you prefer smaller class sizes with more personal interaction or larger lectures? Look at the student-to-faculty ratio and the types of courses offered in your intended major. Next, consider the campus life and extracurricular activities available. Are you interested in joining clubs, participating in sports, or engaging in community service? Make sure the college has opportunities that align with your interests. The location and size of the college can also play a significant role. Do you prefer an urban or rural setting? Are you comfortable with a large, sprawling campus or would you prefer something more intimate? Finally, don't forget to research financial aid options and the overall cost of attendance. It's important to find a college that fits your budget as well as your academic and social needs. Good luck with your search, and I hope you find the perfect college for you!

11 months ago

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