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What should I consider when finalizing my college list?

Hi everyone! I'm a high school junior working on finalizing my college list. I want to make sure I'm considering all the important factors when choosing where to apply. What criteria did you use when creating your college list, and what advice do you have for someone in my position? Thank you!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're being proactive in finalizing your college list. When my child was in your position, we considered a variety of factors to make the best possible decision. Here are some key aspects that we found helpful:

1. Location: Think about whether you prefer an urban, suburban, or rural setting, and how far from home you'd like to be.

2. Size: Consider if you'd like a small, medium, or large student population, as this can impact class sizes and campus life.

3. Academics: Do thorough research on the programs and majors offered by each college, as well as their reputation in your field of interest.

4. Campus Culture: Investigate the social environment, extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports available at each school.

5. Financial Aid: Look into the financial aid packages and scholarship opportunities offered by each college, as this can significantly impact your overall cost.

6. Fit: Ultimately, think about how well each school aligns with your personality, interests, and goals. It's important to feel comfortable and excited about the college you choose.

Best of luck with your college search!

10 months ago

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