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What should I look for when researching colleges?

Hi all! I'm a junior starting to research colleges, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. There are so many options, and I don't know what criteria I should be using to narrow down my choices. What should I be looking for when researching colleges? Thanks!

10 months ago

Hey there! I understand that researching colleges can be quite overwhelming. It's great that you're starting early! Here are some factors you might want to consider while narrowing down your options: 1. Location: Think about whether you'd like to be close to home or explore a new place. Consider urban, suburban, or rural settings. 2. Size: Consider if you prefer a small, medium, or large student population and how that might impact your experience. 3. Programs & majors: Research the programs and majors offered by each college to make sure they align with your interests and goals. 4. Financial aid: Look into the financial aid packages offered and the average student debt at each school. 5. Campus culture: Research the social scene, clubs, athletics, and other extracurricular opportunities to find a good fit for your personality and interests. 6. Graduation & retention rates: This can give you an idea of how successful students are in completing their degrees at a particular school. Good luck with your search!

10 months ago

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