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How do I choose a college that's the right fit for me?

Hi friends! I'm a junior and I'm starting to create my college list. I'm having trouble figuring out which colleges would be the best fit for me. How did you guys decide on the right college for you? What factors should I consider when choosing a school? Any advice would be appreciated!

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're starting to think about finding the right college fit. When my child was going through the same process, we considered several factors. First, think about the size of the school – do you prefer a small, close-knit community or a larger, more diverse campus? Location is also important – do you want to be close to home, or would you prefer a different region, climate, or city size? Next, consider the academic programs and majors available – make sure the colleges you're looking at have strong programs in your areas of interest. It's also essential to investigate the campus culture and extracurricular activities, as these can greatly impact your overall college experience. Lastly, don't forget about financial aspects – consider scholarships, financial aid, and the overall cost of attendance. Visiting campuses, talking to current students and alumni, and attending college fairs can also be helpful in your decision-making process. Good luck with your college search!

7 months ago

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