A good college fit isn't always the popular colleges, best universities, or the place your friends are going. For some, these institutions might be detrimental to your success. What good would it be for you to attend a school that doesn’t provide the things you need to succeed and achieve your potential? Don't get caught up in the perceived reputation of a college; the hype behind the college name will fade if the school is not a good fit. Reflect on the attributes you need to be successful and will allow you to reach your goals.
Here are some aspects to consider when researching colleges:
Distance from home
Available majors and classes
Sports and extracurricular activities
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Common Data Set: If you plan to attend a college or university, use this information to inform your educational decisions and increase your chance of getting accepted into your dream school.
For example, if your dream school ranks extracurricular activities "Very Important," you know that you need to get involved and exhibit leadership qualities.
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