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How did you choose the college you went to?

  1. krsharp05 profile image92
    krsharp05posted 5 years ago

    How did you choose the college you went to?

    Often times several people in the family have attended the same college so it's natural for a child to attend.  If you went to college, how did you choose your alma mater?

  2. BLACKANDGOLDJACK profile image84
    BLACKANDGOLDJACKposted 5 years ago

    This is shameful but I chose the college my best buddies went to. We rented a huge "animal" house and got real wild and crazy. I don't know how I managed to graduate but I did.

    Now my 18-year-old daughter who just started college and is eons more mature than me at the same age, chose her college based upon scholarship money. She got one scholarship for $7,000 that she would not received if she had attended any other college. Some old rich guy who graduated from the same high school set it up for graduates of that high school, but only if they attend his college alma mater, which happens to have a building named after him on the grounds.

    Smart girl. No student loans for her.

  3. Nettlemere profile image95
    Nettlemereposted 5 years ago

    I choose one where I could take my dog and other pets with me (they had kennels on site and an animal care department which was what I was studying, so pets were allowed). I also chose it because they guaranteed me a single room and I liked the feel of the place.

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    KDuBarry03posted 5 years ago

    I chose Rowan University because it was close to home; hence, I don't have to pay an extra $10K a year for room and board. Also, I carefully looked at the different degree options offered at different schools and I found my school's programs to be what I was looking for. It definitely does take some time and consideration; however, simple decisions such as "Do I want to commute or dorm?" definitely makes or breaks a decision.

    1. StephanieBCrosby profile image86
      StephanieBCrosbyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      After I commented on your Hub of the Day, I read your profile and realized you are going to Rowan. I just started teaching for Rowan this semester. Maybe I will see you on campus!

  5. LauraGT profile image92
    LauraGTposted 5 years ago

    I chose my college primarily on academics, but I would say going somewhere with a progressive and diverse student body was a close second.  I wanted a well-rounded, liberal arts education, but I also wanted to be somewhere where other students were interested in politics, social issues, and making the world a better place.

  6. teaches12345 profile image95
    teaches12345posted 5 years ago

    I chose both grad and undergrad because it provided a quality education and close to home.  I was fortunate that we lived in a large metropolitan city so that I could take advantage of the opportunity.