It’s not about a familiar name or reputation. Every student is a unique creature with his or her own set of emotional, social, and academic needs and wants. When we talk about a good college fit, the goal is to find a school where an individual student feels comfortable, and can thrive. So how do you find a best-fit college?
Ignore rankings-They are not only bogus, but irrelevant. On the upside, however, U.S. News and World Reports’ college rankings issues do a fine job of lining birdcages.
List your must haves-Take stock of your preferences and needs: location, size, housing, sports, campus activities, diversity, study abroad programs, internships, research opportunities, disability support, etc.
What is your best-fit college like?