Choosing a College

There are several different factors that apply in choosing a college that is right for you.

Getting Started
Priorities, learning styles, class size, extra-curricular activities, and academic interests.

Consider College Characteristics
Academic offerings, religious and/or ethnic orientation, student body/life, academic environment (balance of social and academics), on and off campus activities, and percentage of students admitted.

Liberal Arts College, University, Technical Institutes and professional schools, women’s colleges, community or junior colleges.

Price, type of merit and/or scholarships, availability for financial aid, and working versus loans.

Do Your Research
College guidebooks, rankings, college fairs and open houses.

Admission Standards
What are your chances? Make sure to have a range of competitive schools.

Visiting and Interviewing
Contact admission representatives, make campus visits, and alumni interviews.