How do I know what college Im going to be happy at?
Im thinking of different colleges such as: New Mexico Military Institute, New Mexico Sate University, Lubbock Christian, Texas Tech . I don't want to go to a college and then waste the money and not like i t there , and want to go somewhere else. What do I do? #colleges #money
Each campus does have a fell to it, at least in my experiences. The more common areas or places where students can hang out and socialize, the more opportunities you will have to expand your network for studying, partying or whatever you enjoy doing. Commuter colleges are the opposite, students go to class and leave. Not much of an experience there.
The other factor I have found in picking a college which is important is your post college experience. I went to a smaller school that does not offer a lot of sports etc. Conversely, some of my friends went to a big ten school. They go back to campus for football games, go to bars that affiliates with them for events and generally have a strong post college network. The other benefit is a large alumni population. This can come in handy when you hit the work world or, getting involved in various events such as meet and greets etc. Best of luck to all!
If you can visit the college - take a tour, talk to some of the students and professors. This allows you to get the feel of the college. What do you want to get out of your college experience? Do you want smaller classrooms or larger groups? Is food important to you, do they have a good selection in the cafeteria? What does the school stand for or believe in? What is the programs involved that you would like to participate in? Where is the school located and what is around it?
Once you have made your decision I would then try and engage with other admitted students to familiarize yourself.
Best of luck!