Deciding what college to go to is a very hard decision. In this post I shared the method I used to choose colleges to apply to. This should take some stress off of your shoulders!
A summary of what I looked for when finding a college is basically:
- Has good professors
- Has enclosed dorms or apartments on campus
- Is in my state (because out of state tuition)
- Has on campus jobs or jobs really close to the school
- It’s a school that I can pay for and have money for necessities
- Has a good program for my major
- Close to my finance
Think about important things involving your financial situation
- Can I get a job near (or at) my school?
- Have you applied for financial aid yet? You can apply for the 2017-2018 year beginning October, 2016 and you can use your 2015 tax information. FAFSA Link
- Does the school you’re looking into give scholarships? Can/Will you apply for them?
- How much does it cost per semester and per year? Do you make more than that amount?
- Will you have to take out loans? Is it took much? Will it screw you over?
- Will you be in debt if you go to this school even with scholarships? If so- choose another!
Quick Tip: Take the Unigo College Match Test
I ended up choosing my school based off of my financial situation. I already have a foot in the door with the department, and they pretty much told me that if I applied for research grants, I would get them. It seems like a pretty sweet deal to me.