Which College is the Best Fit?

It’s that time of year where seniors are getting accepted into the colleges that they’ve applied to. Some students find it easy to make a choice while others are left to decide which school will be the best fit for their future. Here are three things to think about when deciding where you’ll be headed for the next few years.

by Hailey Wyneken, Social Media Editor

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  1. Money Matters

Money is a huge factor for so many students and rightfully so. If you’re one of those students that needs to be cautious with how much you’re spending here’s what you should consider.

Scholarships, a lot of schools give their applicants money towards their tuition and that could be a big help to cutting costs. Consider what schools have offered you scholarships and how that factors into the total cost of your tuition. In state or out of state, most of the time it’s cheaper to go to school in-state rather than out so if money is a big factor for you, consider looking into the schools that are in your state. However, in some cases out of state can be close to the same price or even cheaper so make sure to factor that in as well.

“Money is probably the second most important thing for me, the first would have to be location but I have to be conscious about tuition cost as well,” Allie Walter ‘19 said.

  1. Family Ties

If family is important for deciding which school is best it’s probably a sign that it could be good for you to stay in state as you can be closer to home. On the other hand, if your looking forward to being on your own and venturing out it would probably be best for you to try somewhere out of state where you can be more independent.

“I’m torn between whether or not I want to stay in state,” Hannah Vest ‘19 said, “It would be really nice to be close to family but I also think it could be a lot of fun to go to a new area.”

  1. Career and Education Benefits

Colleges have so many programs that they offer and in most cases the different programs are ranked along with others offered around the US. If you know what you want to do for your career, a huge factor for you could be what each of the schools your accepted to offer. For example, if you want to be an engineer, you should look into what your different schools have to offer regarding engineering (classes, programs, career opportunities, internship connections, etc.).

“I’m not really sure what I want to do yet so I’m looking for a school that I think would be able to help me decide what I should do,” Sophie Martinez ‘19 said.