Congratulations, the acceptance letters are in! Now what do you do? How do you pick a university? Here are some tips on choosing a university that fits you the best.
Location Location Location!
When people say that location is everything they aren’t lying: living close to home and living thousands of miles away makes a difference. You need to consider flying back and forth around break time, food choices, and weather. East coast winters might not be as easy as you think, especially for students from socal, be prepared for the brutal winters! If you’re used to being able to drive a couple miles for some Asian breakfast or just walking downstairs, that most likely won’t be an option for you in college if you go anywhere other than California. Cafeterias will be your home and if you move off campus, you’ll be cooking for yourself. However, with all this sad, it’s a great experience to get away from home and travel to another place and live on your own. It might a little tough at first, but the experience is worth it one hundred percent.
This plays in with location, so be sure to research on the area around the campus. Some campuses are split in a way where the east campus is better than the west campus or the same with north and south campuses. Consider if your campus is near a large city like Chicago or New York and how this may affect campus life. At the same time, consider if you want to be close to the bustling city, or live in a college town.