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Choosing A College

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Lare Meachum

on 21 April 2014

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Choosing A College
Important Factors to Consider
Public vs. Private
majors offered
Class size
Campus Resources
Campus Diversity
Location ( Proximity to home and rural/Urban/Suburban)
Religious Affiliations
School's Reputation
Graduation Rates
Cost to attend
Financial Aid package
What are the "Most Important Factors?"
The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2013 published the CIRP Freshmen Survey

Academic Reputation- 64%
Employment after Graduation- 53.1%
Financial Assistance- 48.7% (increase 2.6%)
Cost of Attendance- 45.9%

First Generation Students
Cost of attendance- 53.9%
Financial Assistance- 60.4%
Resources/ Tips to Help Students Choose
Compile a list of possible colleges and universities
Gather all your resources and information about each school you are considering
Use the criteria you developed to narrow the list of colleges
Visit the remaining colleges on your list if possible
( Look into any opportunities the college offers that would allow students to experience more and spend the night)

To get the most out of a visit, try to do the following
i. Take a guided tour
ii. Talk with current students
iii. Attend a class
iv. Read the campus newspaper
Early Factors
Leading to the college or university that is "The Best Fit"
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