Rather than rankings here are some other considerations to make when researching colleges. . .
Frank Bruni, a New York Times columnist recently wrote a column titled “How to Choose a College,” in which he urges students to look beyond well known or “branded” schools and try to reach beyond their “safety zone” to find a place where they can gain new experiences and perspectives.
He recommends a series of additional questions to ask aside from the usual ones:
- 1. How many of the college’s students are international?
- 2. What percentage of students study abroad?
- 3. Why not consider a college in a different geographic location?
- 4. If you’re from a suburb, consider an urban or rural setting; if you’re urban why not go rural?
- 5. If you don’t know your major field of interest why not consider a college with a core curriculum?
Check out Bruni’s column at: