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How do I research colleges and universities effectively?

I'm a junior, and I'm beginning to look into colleges and universities. What are your best tips for researching colleges and finding the right one for me? What resources should I use, and what factors should I be paying attention to? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already starting to look into colleges. Researching colleges can be an exciting yet overwhelming process. Here are a few helpful tips and resources to get you started:

1. College search engines: Websites like CollegeVine, BigFuture (from College Board), or the Common App offer search tools with filters that can help you narrow down your options based on your preferences and academic goals.

2. Visit college websites: Once you've identified some potential schools, their official websites often provide a lot of great information on academics, campus life, and financial aid.

3. College fairs and tours: If possible, attend college fairs and participate in campus tours or virtual tours to get a feel for a college's environment and facilities.

4. Talk to current students or alumni: Reach out to students from your high school who attend colleges you're interested in or ask family friends for their insights.

When researching, consider factors such as size, location, majors offered, campus culture, financial aid opportunities, and post-graduation outcomes. Remember to stay open-minded and create a balanced list of reach, match, and safety schools. Good luck on your college search journey!

9 months ago

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