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Should I attend a college with a strong program in my major or a more prestigious university?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about which colleges to apply to. I'm wondering if it's better to attend a college with a really strong program in my major or to go for a more prestigious university that may not have as strong a program in my field. Any advice on how to make this decision? Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about this early on. The decision between attending a college with a strong program in your major or a more prestigious university really depends on a few factors. First, consider your long-term career goals. If you're looking to enter a specialized field where expertise in your major is crucial, then attending a college with a strong program in your major might be the better option. On the other hand, if you think networking opportunities and the name recognition of a prestigious university will benefit you more in the long run, then that might be your best bet. You should also consider your personal preferences, such as the campus atmosphere, location, and size of the school. Ultimately, you want to find a college where you'll be both academically challenged and happy. Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all answer, so take your time to research and weigh the pros and cons of each option. Good luck!

11 months ago

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