College Assistance Center...     The Right Fit

It's not easy finding the 'right' college, but creating a list of your personal priorities will get you started in the right direction. Here are some of the top items students should consider when creating a priority list.
Funding your college education can be a daunting task and remains the most critical part of your education process. Assess all options of financial support by reviewing our section on Funding Your Education.
Most colleges have a significant difference in out-of-state versus in-state tuition. Are you financially prepared to meet the cost of going away to college?

Do you enjoy an independent college lifestyle or plan on visiting friends and family each week?

Can you afford a reliable vehicle or would you prefer the transit system to & from school?
Typically, incoming freshman have no idea what they want as a major until the end of their sophomore year. Most colleges offer counseling to help students find their focus.

It is always beneficial to speak with an alumnus, whom has attended the university you are considering. Reach out to your high school faculty and college student body for a first-hand account of their experience at a particular university.
Investigate what kind of student, ethnic, religious, and fraternal/sorority organizations are active and visible on campus.

Visit the campus for your personal experience of campus life.

Spend some time in the community around the campus. Does it embrace the university lifestyle and student culture?
Students should actively seek to maintain a balance between academics, activities, and social life. Before selecting a college, consider the answers to these questions:
What extracurricular activities, athletics, and special interest groups are available?
How do fraternities and sororities influence campus life?
Am I required to live in a dormitory or can I live off campus?
Do I want to be part of a small or large student body population?
What is my preferred student-to-teacher ratio?
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