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Choosing a College: What Advice Should You Follow?

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment

As college students have attested, choosing which institution of higher learning to attend can be a baffling experience, particularly when even the experts can’t agree. The New York Times has enlisted a variety of experts (such as a law professor, the director of the nonprofit Colleges Change Lives, and an economist) to each give their own take on the myths associated with the college application process, cite what they think are the most important factors to consider when choosing a college, and provide resources and strategies for students who are looking for a quality education. The featured discussion offers students a spectrum of ideas and perspectives on a very difficult and often times nerve-wracking process.

Picking a School: Current College Students Reassess their Decisions

August 19, 2010 2 comments

Choosing the right college can be a daunting experience. Many articles to help college applicants sort out the matter quote the “experts”–the opinion of a PhD, for example. But while an expert opinion can give students some guidelines, few sources seek the opinions of current college students, who are living the outcomes of their choices–choices college applicants are making right now. In the video below, college students talk about what they would have considered if they could turn back time and redo the application process all over again. College applicants, take note: you are choosing your home for the next four years of your life, and making decisions that will impact your future career. Hindsight is 20/20. Some of these considerations may give applicants some fresh perspective: