If location, type of educational experience and school size are the most important criteria for finding a good college match – and that may or may not be true for all – what are some of the less obvious characteristics of the schools you visit that you should research or ask about and certainly consider as you refine your search?
– does the college offer a “First Year Experience”, freshman seminars or other programs that can ease the transition to college study and college life?
– what’s the political climate: liberal, conservative, apathetic?
– when would I have to declare a major at this school; how easy or difficult is it to change majors?
– does this school offer a traditional college experience or does it lean more toward alternative study?
– how important are sports in the life of the college; how important are Greek organizations?
– what is it like on weekends?
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