Friday, June 12, 2009

11 College Research Questions

By Ann Sargone

How many times have you heard the question: What are you going to do with your life? Well, answering that question starts with a good college education as a base.

How do you know what college to attend? Here are a few questions to start thinking about to help select the college that is right for you:

1. Is an in-state or out of state college right for you?

2. Are small schools a better fit for my needs or should you look at big schools?

3. Is financial aid available or should you look for scholarships?

4. Do you prefer a suburban setting, a school in a big city or studying in the middle of nowhere?

5. What programs are of interest to you? Liberal arts or a more focused program?

6. How does your school rank overall with other schools?

7. Does the school have a career services program? What is the placement rate?

8. What extracurricular activities are available? Do thy have the ones you like?

9. Do they have on campus or off campus housing available?

10. Is there a professor that could potentially mentor you one on one to develop your career interest?

11. Extra Bonus: Does the school have enough money to stay open until you graduate? It's sad but in today's economy you should ask these questions.

Think about these questions and they will help you narrow down the school that is right for you.

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