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Choosing a College for You

 
 
COLLEGE GOT YOU CURIOUS?
Explore, ask, learn and apply!
 
TOPICS TO CONSIDER WHEN EXPLORING COLLEGES
 
  • Programs offered by the school
  • The school's reputation and ranking
  • Tuition and board costs for the school
  • The school's location
  • Known graduates from the school
 
BEST FIT VS. BEST COLLEGE FOR YOU
 
  • Does the college offer the academic major that interests me?
  • What’s the reputation of the program?
  • Can you graduate in four years, or does the program take longer?
  • What is the average class size? What is the student-to-faculty ratio? Are most classes taught by full-time professors or by a teaching assistant or part-time adjunct?
  • What kinds of career-planning services are available? How many graduates find jobs in their field of study?
  • Does the school offer internships and opportunities in your major?
  • How easy is it to switch academic majors? Will it mean spending more time in school?
 
A CAMPUS VISIT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
 
  • Explore the campus
  • Talk to college students
  • Ask professors for advice
  • Learn if a school is right for you  
 
Click below for useful questions you can ask!