When deciding where you want to apply, you should keep in mind the factors that are most important to you. Some important factors to keep in mind are:
You should decide what aspects of the school are most important to you, and then decide which schools to apply to based on those factors. Most every college has a website that tells all of the information you will need. If you can't find all of the information you need, you can contact the college admissions office. If you have no idea where to apply, you may want to purchase a book that lists the various colleges in the country. In that case, you can look at the different states and find colleges there that fit your requirements.
Act, Inc. lists the following criteria on their College Search Checklist:
- Tests required/accepted
- High school courses required
- College credit for exam scores or high school courses
- Cost of attending college
- Employment opportunities
- Merit and need-based scholarships
- Extracurricular activities
- Health/counseling services
- Degrees/programs offered
- Majors offered
- Career placement/advising services
- Internship opportunities
- Study abroad programs
When you decide which colleges you want to apply to, go visit them! If it is all possible, a campus visit is the best way to learn if you like the vibe of the school.
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