For most students, choosing the right college is a stressful task. The college of their dreams may not always be within their reach. There are many factors to consider, the most important being the quality of education, cost, and location.
Fortunately, there are ample resources available to help students to research specific colleges and universities. Start with your high school guidance counselor. Some of the best ways to judge colleges are through current or past student recommendations, as well as by visiting them. You can look for the complete list of U.S. colleges and universities on the Web. Go to any specific institution’s website and find out all the information you need about them. You may also request more information by writing to the individuals listed on their contact page. If you are looking for ratings and rankings of the colleges, two good sources are U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review.
About the Author:
Amita Vadlamudi received a B.S. in Computer Science from St. Peter’s College in 1981. Amita Vadlamudi has since applied her degree to a career as a computer systems engineer in the IT industry for more than 35 years.