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Did you go to college, if so where?

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Thank you comment icon Hello, I am currently a senior at California State University Fullerton. Honestly this school wasn't my first option it was my third choice. But I chose this school because it was close to home, I wouldn't have to pay for dorming and tuition wasn't as high as the other two top choice schools I wanted to attend.It honestly comes to where you want to live, such as if you want to live close to home and commute or if you plan on dorming on campus, because that school you choose to attend is going to be your home for the next couple of years. Not just location matters but also what you want to study. When looking at universities/colleges you want to see the type of majors they offer. And whether the school has a good program. But honestly based on my experience college is fun.- best wishes Jazmin

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Marc’s Answer

Hi Doris,

I attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Some of the factors I considered during my college search were the location, student demographic, alumni network, and academics. To discuss the first two items on my list - location and student demographic - I found it exciting to be able to attend a college that was very different from hometown (Demarest, New Jersey). I looked at attending college as an opportunity to become more independent, and decided that moving away from home and experiencing a new part of the country would be great for that. My college also had a large population of international students, which I found very exciting since I would be able to meet/create relationships with people from all over the world. Now to go over the final two items I mentioned - alumni network and academics. Alumni network becomes important when you start applying for jobs after college. If you attend a school that has a close knit alumni network, chances are you will be able to find people at many companies who went to your same school and are willing to help with your career choices. Finally, academics are always important. It is important to do your best in high school so you can attend an academically competitive college, which will in turn open the door for greater future opportunities. I hope this was helpful and best of luck when it comes the time for college searching!

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Marc
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Cameron’s Answer

Hi Doris! I went to Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. I loved BU--the school had stellar academic programs and an extremely knowledgeable faculty. The community of students was also fantastic because everyone was so friendly, caring, and supportive; the environment was not cut-throat or competitive. In addition, the location of BU was perfect. It was within walking distance to Fenway Park and Newbury St. and a short T ride away from the Boston Commons, downtown Boston, the North End, and so much more. The food and nightlife scene there was great. Furthermore, Boston is a great college town; there are so many schools around the city, and you won't ever feel like you're out of place as a student!
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Armand’s Answer

Hi Doris,

I did go to college --I attended the George Washington University in Washington, DC. I chose the college for a couple of different reasons, including factors such as: financial aid and scholarship awarded to me to help reduce the cost of tuition, the academic strengths of the school --I was interested in studying government policy and politics and the school has a good reputation and faculty, including it's just a few steps away from the halls of government which afforded internship opportunities (a big plus!) -- and the university's proximity to my hometown and family --which was important to me to not be too far away for personal reasons.
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