The College Search

Where to Begin? 

One of the most important lessons one can learn in this process is finding out who we are, what we value, what we know, and what we believe. These investigations are at the center of our educations, and indeed, they should remain central throughout our lives. That said, probing these questions at the beginning of the college process is a necessary component to your search. There are more than 500 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, and so you are in the enviable position of being able to choose a list of colleges that suit you. Don’t put the cart before the horse and choose a list of colleges for reasons that have little to do with your own needs–ie: your parents went there, they have a great football team, Princeton Review said it was a “hot school”. These may indeed become factors in your decision down the line, but first you need to assess your own reasons for choosing a college.