We want you to choose the school that will be right for you for the next four years and beyond, not just a superficial choice based on one simple factor.
With over 4,000 post-secondary opportunities to consider in the U.S., there are many choices that a family can make, but making the right choice will be based on many factors. All of the factors will come together in different ways for each student and will have an impact on your ultimate happiness and success in college. Again, in a word, it is all about FIT. We hope you take some time to truly evaluate your options and consider all the necessary factors in order to select the best fit for YOU. We want to enroll students who will become our alumni.
There are unbiased, objective sources of information that look at many of the important factors that should go into a college decision. These resources can help you make an informed decision when selecting a college education. One such source is CollegeNavigator through the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. This site offers the ability to compare universities side-by-side on many significant factors. Another source is Advantages of a Private College, produced by SAGE Scholars.
Some questions to consider when selecting your college include:
- How many students return for their sophomore year?
- What is the likelihood I will be able to graduate in four years?
- Am I looking for job training for my first job, or do I want an in-depth education that will fully prepare me for the rest of my life and all the different jobs and situations I will encounter?
- Who will be teaching me, and what is their background and experience?
- Are staff always available to help me academically, personally, financially?
- Will I be able to afford it with financial aid?
- Will the investment be worth it?
- What is the student body like? (full-time vs. part-time, average age, academic ability, diversity, etc.)