How far away is it?
Accessible easily by plane, train, or car?
Consider you may be traveling during holidays when everyone else is too. Can be costly & lots of traffic.
How much does tuition, books, room & board cost? Remember to add in travel home, extra curricular, cost of living in the town.
Are there things to do outside of the college campus?
Is there a town or city?
Is the town or city walkable?
Is the area a place you could see yourself exploring?
SPHS is about 2000 - use that as your gauge. Do you want smaller, similar or larger? Do you learn best in small classes?
What is there to do on campus?
Are there clubs & organizations you want to try?
Is school spirit important?
Are sporting events important?
Do they have majors/minors in what you want to study?
Can you change your major(s)?
Do they have a variety of areas of study?
REMEMBER this will be your home for 4+ years & you will do more than go to class. Make sure you can "see" yourself living there.