May 1st is quickly approaching, and between scholarships, college rankings, campus tours, and accepted students day events, having so many different options thrown at you is enough to keep your head spinning for a long time. I was in your shoes just two years ago, and I promise you that if you’re feeling confused and overwhelmed you’re not alone.
Even though I was incredibly stressed at the prospect of picking a school, now I can truthfully say that choosing my current institution was the best decision I’ve ever made thus far. Choosing your future college is a big deal, but with the right things in mind, you’ll definitely be able to pick a school that’s right for you.
Here are a few things you should consider (in no particular order) when picking a school:
1. Look at the program!
2. Out-of-Classroom Experiences
3. Money, money, money.
On the same token, don’t pick a school just because it sounds nice/don’t rule out a school just because of its “reputation”. This is something that was hard for me to grasp when I was picking colleges, but names don’t mean anything! Your ability to get a job after school doesn’t hinge on whether you went to an Ivy League or not. If you take advantages of the opportunities given to you at school (see #2), then you can achieve anything that you want. I promise.