When you think about your dream college, what type of qualities do you think of? Do you want to attend a large university with 30,000+ students or would you prefer to attend a small university with 2,000 students? Do you want to live in a large urban city or a small rural town? Do you care about the amount of diversity on campus? Do you care if you attend a commuter campus or a campus where more students live on campus?
These are only a few important questions you should ask yourself when thinking about a college fit. A “college fit” is a college or university where a student feels like they belong. Oftentimes, a student will apply or attend a certain college or university based on the advice of a family member or due to its reputation. However, it is way more important for a student to find a great college fit so that you will increase their likelihood of graduating from the college or university.
Below are some questions you should ask when thinking about a great college fit for you:
Remember: A great college fit for your best friend or sibling may not be the best college fit for you. Also, a prestigious name of a university doesn’t mean it’s the best fit for you. Happy College Searching Season!