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Recommendations for researching colleges and universities?

Hi! I am a junior trying to create my college list and wondered if anyone has any advice on how to research colleges and universities. I don't want to miss out on any important aspects when comparing schools. Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's fantastic that you're starting to build your college list. It's important to gather as much information as you can about each university, so you can make the best decision based on your needs and preferences.

First, you may want to visit individual college websites to explore their programs, courses, faculty, campus life, and resources. This will give you a glimpse into what your experience might look like at each institution. Additionally, colleges usually have virtual tours of their campuses which can help you get a feel for the environment.

In addition to a school's website, other valuable resources to consider include visiting college fairs, attending information sessions, and connecting with current students. There, you can ask specific questions about the school and its culture. Talking to students who have similar interests or backgrounds can help offer a unique perspective.

Lastly, you can take advantage of resource websites like CollegeVine, which offer extensive college profiles, comparisons, and expert advice. Utilizing these tools will help ensure you make an informed decision as you narrow down your choices.

Wishing you the best of luck on your college search journey!

9 months ago

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