Consider academic factors (specific majors and programs) and non-academic factors (like clubs). You should also look into on-campus job recruiting opportunities.
Unless you are absolutely sure of your career path (which most high school students are not), try to find a school with many options/specialties. This will allow you to switch freely between majors if necessary.
Don't discount the weather/climate of the region you are moving to. This can have a major impact on your mood and your thoughts about the school.
That is a great question. You will have to answer for yourself some key questions about what you need in a university:
1 - Does the school offer your major? Is it actually what you want?
2 - Can you afford the school that appeals to you? This means that you will need to consider how much debt you want to take on or if you want to pay as you go.
3 - Is the location of the school convenient? I used to have to drive one and a half hours one way to get to my college. That added a lot of stress in the commute to go to the school that I wanted to go to. Now there are more virtual options, so the stress can lessen. In another college experience, I moved to a college far from home. So not only did I have to learn in school, I had to learn about every element of my life.
4 - Does what you want to do for a living require a degree?
Follow your heart..... if you believe in a higher power, ask and pray for a higher educational environment which will help you to expand on all levels, so that you become a blessing to others....with that said, or written, lol,......
know who you are, or at the very least, align your thoughts to who you want to become????
know where you are presently, in all levels.....????
know own where you want or hope, faithfully need to go, not only to help self, just as importantly, to assist others...???
Best of luck in your search.