How to Choose the Right College

studying girl How do I choose the best college for me? Selecting the “right” college can be a challenging feat. You may be nervous about the location, the type of people you will meet, or, even, the availability of academic programs, if you decide to change your major. Relax! Don’t get overwhelmed. Help is available!

According to a New York Times article written by two professors, “Your personal commitment to learning, your individual learning style, your ability to withstand the increased competition at college — all of these are important determinants of how well you’ll learn — and grow — at college.” is a great site to help you find the best college for you. First, you fill out a personality quiz, and then, the site finds compatible colleges that fit your interests. You also can read reviews from more than 100,000 current students. These testimonials will assist you in making a more informed decision.

Right now, if you’re a high school student, apply for the WiseChoise $2,500 “Find the Right College” Scholarship. You must complete your college planning tasks online at to earn eligible points and write an essay about “What do you think is important when it comes to finding a college that fits?” The application deadline is May 31, 2011.

So, have you chose the “right” college for you? Tell us your choices! Leave us a comment below.

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2 Responses to “How to Choose the Right College”
  1. I think the worst mistake you can make alguine you plan to choose your college, is unimpressed by the glitz of its facilities, I think what really is important is the quality of teachers and all that you can learn from them, but availability even by the student to get their own achievements.

  2. Daniel Haim says:

    There are other opportunities than simply finding the right campus based program. There are MANY state colleges as well as private universities that offer online learning. These are ACCREDITED schools (make sure that you check for regionally accredited schools so that your credits transfer easily from one school to another) and they allow you to work from the convenience of your home, on your time and at your speed. Take a look at all of your options, not just the traditional ones.

    A great resource is, their Education Advocates can be reached by phone at 877-543-2655 and will help you find a few schools to speak further with. The service is absolutely free and their website contains a list of questions that you should ask before deciding which school to attend.


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