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Searching for a College

Searching for a College
For students struggling to find direction, here are some “Important Questions and Considerations You Should Ask Yourself when Searching for a College”:
  • What is the school known for? Athletics, research, partying?
  • What are the admission requirements?
  • What qualities should prospective students have?
  • Which standardized test scores do they require?
  • What majors are offered? What’s the most popular?
  • What are the application deadlines for admission?
Financial aid
  • How much will tuition and expenses cost?
  • What financial aid options are offered?
  • When is your financial aid deadline?
  • What is the average class size, or student to professor ratio?
  • How accessible are professors outside of class?
  • When must you choose a major?
  • What student services are offered (tutoring, career counseling, study workshops)?
  • How up-to-date are the libraries, computer labs?
  • What type of housing is available? On-campus, off-campus, apartments, dorms, co-op living?
  • Is student housing guaranteed for four years?
  • Would you have a roommate or live alone?
  • What is the cost of renting apartments near the campus?
Student life
  • What special interest groups, activities, fraternities/sororities are available?
  • What’s it like on campus on the weekends?
  • Are any programs offered to help students adjust to the college life?
  • Are intramural, club, and varsity sports offered?
  • Are meal plans available?
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