Choosing a college takes research to find the right one that fits your goals and your (or your family's) financial circumstances.
As one of the most important factors in preparing for an adult career, preparing for college also takes time. Once you've found your ideal campus and university, applying to college admissions means writing letters and essays to 'sell' yourself and your academic achievements.
No matter what your financial circumstances, college also takes money. Getting in won't be easy or inexpensive, but with a little homework you'll greatly increase your chances of finding your dream college, one that will put you in good standing with employers for the rest of your adult working life.
Just up ahead, check out a great collection of online resources that come highly recommended for reviewing and comparing institutions of higher learning
in terms of size, location and tuition costs.
- Only the most comprehensive databases on the planet, with links
to thousands of colleges and universities by category including
Africa, America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
Education Portal - Here's one but definitely worth wading through for a mega-database to colleges
around the world; searchable by location, tuition fees, and more, with feature articles on choosing colleges and programs.
Index of American
Universities - No frills, just a solid and frequently
updated alphabetical listing to every institution of high learning
in the U.S.; also with links to equally reliable lists of international,
Canadian and community colleges.
Medical Schools of the U.S. & Canada - This is from the Association
of American Medical Colleges, offering early career advice, and an easily searchable list of medical
schools and teaching
hospitals via an alphabetical or geographic array.