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how would i be able to tell that a collage is acually good or not.

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Raphael’s Answer

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One method is to connect with the college and ask which companies are actively recruiting. If they have companies that seem of interest to you or if they have fortune 500 companies recruiting it's likely a "good" college.

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Pieter’s Answer

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Expanding on Bob's reply, first step is to look past standard rankings (e.g. US News and World Reports' annual Harvard #1, Yale #2, etc.) and seek to identify colleges that are good *for you*, given your interests, goals, finances, location, and as Maureen noted, your own impression.

For instance, your hashtags place #art ahead of #programming. This suggests that you might focus your search for colleges that not only have interesting arts programs but also computer science programs, and better yet actually have interdisciplinary programs that combine the two, such as a digital arts degree. It'll be a lot easier to write an essay about why you're interested in a college when you're actually interested in it.

Don't obsess over rankings but that said, rankings do have their place, as they can screen out colleges that look great on their websites but are rapacious for-profit money machines with low placement rates. Avoid those.

When you tour colleges, do imagine whether you could see yourself there. And if possible, look a little past your own particular tour guide, as fellow parents tell me their kids seem overly influenced by the likability of the tour guide vs the college itself.)
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Bob’s Answer

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Samuel, when you say 'good' what do you mean?
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Dennis’s Answer

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Samuel definitely make sure you do your homework and research on each College and the interests or major you are pursuing. A College that covers and exceeds your expectations tied into the career you seek will only set you up even more leading to a Successful Career in more ways than one!

Good Luck!
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James’s Answer

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I say do your research on the schools you are interested in and ask yourself why are you interested in it. Make sure it fits what you are planning to major in. If your parents can afford it, great, if not, what is your plan in paying for college (financial aid, scholarships, working full-time during summer, etc.)? I say also visit the college to get a feel for the college and the surrounding areas.
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Dana’s Answer

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Hello Samuel, There are multiple sites that rank colleges. It depends on what you are specifically looking for e.g. specific degrees, studying abroad, location. I would start there and narrow them down based on what you are specifically looking for in a college. If you can I would also advise if possible set up a time to go visit those colleges you may be interested in. Sometimes reading about them and visiting them will give you a very different perspective. Hope this helps.
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Maureen’s Answer

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I think one of the underestimated pieces of college searching is that "gut feeling". When I was in the process of deciding which college to attend, there were schools that I visited and it just felt like home! I ended up going to the school that may have been deemed "less prestigious" than some of the others that I had been accepted into, but if you don't put yourself in an environment that allows you to be comfortable (and more importantly, be yourself), that's likely to translate into your ultimate success and experience there.
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