When applying to different college, how do you decide which one is best for you?
I want to apply to several colleges so I can have more choices and more opportunities. After looking at several colleges, I'm not sure which one would work for me the most. #college-advice #collegeapplication #graphic-design
Hi Tyler, if it is possible for you why not apply to all of them? Then pick out of those that you hear from.
Mary recommends the following next steps:
1) Do they have the major you want?
2) Will be happy? Does the social situation fit your personality?
3) Does it fit your financial situation?
4) Do they have clubs that fit your interest?
5) Do they have resources to get you summer internships and eventually a job or graduate school
6) Is it a desirable location? You may end up living in the city in which you attend college.
Daniel A.’s Answer
This is definitely a good question and I know exactly what you are feeling. When I graduated high school I wasn't sure what I wanted to major in or where exactly I saw myself going. This is a common feeling. First I would think about what degree you would be interested in, and then start looking at schools that are known for that/those specific degree(s). Next, look at the town and surrounding area that the college is around. Once you are able to narrow down a few schools, start thinking about what you want out of your college experience - studies, city/suburb/country feel, sports, extracurriculars, typical student lifestyle, etc. Then begin to look into your schools to see what matches. Apply to as many as you are able, visit schools to get a feel for the university. Ultimately, you'll make the best of your experience and you won't regret your choice. Do what's best for you!
Hello again Tyler,
Deciding the best college for yourself is never easy, you always have some sort of issue to each school and its location but the best way to decide for yourself is to see what sort of program and design aspect you want to learn.
Yes, choosing the right school and at the right location is essential towards becoming a designer due to, some places in the states have more jobs for designers than most parts of the US. Most of the time, the big cities are the ideal place to find designers jobs. Big name corporations, many start-ups, and non-profit organizations. But living in these big cities requires a lot of money and stress and a huge commitment. Some survived and some just give up.
Keep in mind, no matter what school you attend to, it's the skills you learned on your own is what matters. The skills you learn on your own on your free time is the perhaps the one aspect you want to do and pursue.
I'll put a link for you to see what sort of colleges have good design courses and professors.