FAQ About Student's Guide to College and University Selection

How do I choose the right college or university?

Choosing the right college or university can be a daunting task, but here are some factors you can consider to help you make an informed decision:

Program/major availability: Ensure that the colleges or universities you are considering offer the program or major that you want to pursue.

Location: Think about whether you want to attend a college or university close to home or in a different city or state. Consider the costs of travel and living expenses.

Campus environment: Think about the type of campus environment that would best suit you. Do you want a large, bustling campus or a smaller, more intimate one?

Cost: Consider the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and other fees. Determine what kind of financial aid or scholarships are available.

Reputation: Research the reputation of the colleges or universities you are considering to ensure they have a good academic standing and a positive student experience.

Campus culture: Look into the values and culture of the college or university. Do they align with your own values and interests?

Resources: Evaluate the resources and support services offered by the college or university, such as academic advising, career services, mental health services, and extracurricular activities.

Class size: Consider the average class size and the type of learning environment that would best suit you.

Alumni network: Look into the college or university's alumni network and their career paths after graduation.

Diversity and inclusivity: Consider the level of diversity and inclusivity on campus, and whether the college or university promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment.

By considering these factors, you can start to narrow down your options and choose a college or university that is the right fit for you.