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How do you guys research colleges and universities effectively?

Hello fellow college searchers! I'm a junior this year and I've started to dive into college research. I've noticed that there's so much information to process, and I'm feeling a little lost. I'm curious to hear how you guys are researching colleges and universities and any tips you have for doing it effectively. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there! I'm glad you're starting your college search journey early. Researching colleges can indeed be overwhelming, but breaking it down into smaller tasks can help make it more manageable.

First, consider your priorities: location, size, available majors/programs, financial aid, campus culture, and extracurricular opportunities. Make a list of your must-haves and deal-breakers to help narrow down your options. Next, explore various online resources like CollegeVine, College Navigator, and official college websites to gather all the relevant information for your shortlist of colleges.

To get a feel for campus life, try to take advantage of virtual campus tours and online events like webinars and Q&A sessions with current students. If possible, connect with current students or alumni through social media or your personal network. They could provide valuable insights into the college experience.

Lastly, don't forget to talk to your high school counselor for personalized advice and guidance! Good luck with your search!

9 months ago

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