What are you looking for in a college?


Happy July!

As we shift our focus from the Class of 2021 to the Class of 2022,  it might be helpful to post some tips on the blog for rising seniors.  We recognize that juniors are narrowing their colleges lists and thinking about where they might want to apply in the fall, so this month we will post articles with helpful information for students as they begin their college application process.

What qualities do you want in a school? How far away from home would you like to be? Do you want to commute and live at home or would you like to be 3,000mi away? What types of activities would you like to continue in college or try? Think about all of the lifestyle habits you would like to keep or try and make sure those activities are included in your search process. Would you like to live on campus or commute? Keep in mind of the opportunities outside of campus as well. How will this school help me with internship/job/alumni networking opportunities? You have a lot to ponder but it’s best to start somewhere. Here are some points to consider:


  1. Size, distance from home
  2. Career opportunities
  3. Athletic opportunities
  4. Academic opportunities
  5. Campus life
  6. Study abroad opportunities
  7. Service opportunities
  8. Tradition
  9. History
  10. Alumni network
  11. Research opportunities
  12. Clubs/organizations
  13. Off-campus life
  14. Religious affiliation
  15. Arts

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