FINDING THE RIGHT COLLEGE FIT
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.