How To Pick A College
Looking for information on how to pick a college? When you are a junior or senior in high school, the most difficult decision that you must make is picking a college. You need to pick a college that you are comfortable with spending at least the next two to four years of your life at. The below tips will help you pick a college.
- Location. Don't let the location of a school be the deciding factor for you. Many high school students will purposely not select a college because it is too close to home. Or, you have students that will not select a college because it is too far from home. As a general guideline, pick a college that you think you will fit in at and a college that you can call home for the next few years of your life.
- Majors. The absolute worst thing that you can do is pick a college because it offers a major that you think you will be interested in. Many college students change their major at least two to three times. You will only be taking general education courses your first two years in college, so selecting a major right off of the bat is not necessary. You want to pick a college that will meet your needs presently and in the future, even if you change your major.
- Price. College is expensive. However, between grants and scholarships, the cost of attending college can be reduced significantly. If your grants and scholarships don't cover your entire tuition, you can take a loan out. Do not pick a college just because of its high price tag. The most important aspect of picking a college is making sure that you are comfortable on the campus. You can worry about the price at a later time.
- Before you pick a college, visit a few college campuses at least two times so that you can get a real feel for the campus and decide if that is the place that you want to call home for a few years.