Choosing a College or University

At every turn on the road in the modern world, we are faced with too many choices. There are too many types of toothpaste, too many models of cars, too many banks, and too many choices when we go to buy a pair of gym shoes. It seems that the same degree of choice is available for post-secondary education. Too many choices! How do I choose?

There are several factors that must be taken into account when one is choosing a college or university. Although it is often possible to switch from one university to another, most students spend three or four years at the same institution earning their first degree. That’s a considerable portion of your life. There is a financial cost involved and you’ll invest a lot of intellectual and emotional energy in your education. Likely your family will be invested in the project as well. It is important to try to get it right the first time.

Students who are happily established at their universities report that the size of the university was important in their decision-making and that location had an influence on choice as well. So did cost, financial aid, research activity, availability of specialized resources, residence life, athletic opportunities, student life in general, and the availability of public transport. All these factors can help you construct a group of perhaps ten colleges and universities that seem to fit your general requirements, call it a consideration list. can help you create your consideration list.  Just go to the Online Student Information Form link on our home page, give us as much information as you can and click ‘submit’.  We’ll be in touch with you very soon after you fill in the form.