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Consider these factors in your college search:

  • Size of school and classes
  • Location
  • Activities and athletics
  • Public or private
  • Two-year or four-year
  • Coed or single sex
  • Entrance requirements
  • Reputation of school
  • Majors available
  • Cost
  • Campus personality
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Accreditation
  • Resources and services

Once you have an idea what you’re looking for, start your search.

You might include:

  • Internet searches
  • College videos
  • Recommendations from counselors and family
  • College brochures, viewbooks
  • College fairs
  • Meeting with a college representative

The most important thing to do is VISIT!

Ask questions of staff, faculty and students to make sure you've found the right college for you. Here's how to make the most of your campus visit:

  • Research the school before you visit
  • Speak with faculty and staff who will serve as resources later
  • Sit in on a class
  • Read the college newspaper
  • Experience a campus activity
  • Inquire about campus safety
  • Determine actual cost of attending that school
  • Tour the residence halls or eat in the student center
  • Tour the town or community around the campus
Last Modified: 6/1/18