Deciding which college to apply to is an important choice. This decision might become even more difficult when there are two schools left on your list. Ask yourself the following questions to see which school is the better choice for you.
Which school ranks highest for your major?
It’s important that you select a top-notch program that can propel you into a successful career. Do a little research and see which program has a better reputation. Having a well-respected department on your resume could make the difference in landing your first job out of college.
Does one school cost more than the other?
If there is a big enough difference between the out-of-pocket costs between the two schools, this could play a big factor in selecting which school you should attend. You also should look into any additional fees that may arise at either school.
How do the internship and job opportunities compare?
Landing an internship in college is vital to getting a job after graduation. Talk to representatives from the departments at each school and see which institution has a better internship program or resources to help you land an internship. You also should compare the statistics for each school for students finding jobs within the six months after graduation.
How do the activities on each campus compare?
Although academics are important, they are not everything when it comes to your college experience. It is important that you enjoy yourself outside time spent studying and in class. See if you can find a list of on-campus activities for each college and see which list sounds more appealing to you.
How do the logistics of each college compare?
Is the size of one school more appealing than the other? Is one school in a more ideal setting in the other? Is one school a more desirable distance from home than the other? These little details should not be the most important thing when selecting your school but they can make a difference in your everyday life on campus.
Do you feel more comfortable on one campus over the other?
This might be one of the most important factors when selecting the right college for you. You will spend every day for the next few years at this college – it is important that you feel comfortable and happy at your new home.