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Seven Tips for Choosing the Right College

Seven tips for choosing the right collegeHappy April! If you’ve had good luck with your college applications, now the choice is up to you. You may have several good options. Which one should you accept? This is a big decision—one that will shape the next four years of your life. So it’s not surprising if you feel a bit daunted, even dizzy.

But rest assured this doesn’t have to be a game of blind man’s bluff. Focus on the basic issues, and don’t sweat the small stuff. Here are some tips to help you organize your thinking and reach the decision that’s right for you.

1. Don’t be swayed by the status of a college. Instead, carefully consider the educational experience it offers. Look closely at the academic departments, especially the one where you are likely to major. Make sure it has the faculty and courses that will be challenging and exciting for you.

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