Choosing your college?

United States
January 30, 2013 12:07am CST
If you're a student who was required to go to a specific school based on your high school, did you like being in that college? Do you think that it's better that you don't have a choice of choosing which school you would like to go to? Otherwise, how did you base choosing your college? I have a select couple of colleges, but at this point, everyone seems to know where they're going or much like me, still indecisive of which college to go to. Was/Is your college private, or is it public? Did it have a high tuition? What made you choose the school you went to from one that you didn't go to? For me, I have a select couple of colleges I'm thinking about, but I'm a bit confused of which to major. I originally thought about secondary education, as I had a bit of experience, but I realized it's not something I'm planning to do for (perhaps) the next two to three decades. Engineering is what I like, but I fear for the competition ahead of me. My Choices - University of Illinois*, Loyola University*, Illinois Institute of Technology, DePaul University ($7K/yr. Scholarship)*, University of Illinois at Chicago*, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, and Northern Illinois University ($2K/yr. Scholarship)
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Jan 13
It was close to home, cheap, and it accepted me.
• United States
31 Jan 13
• United States
1 Feb 13
That's how I really want to choose mine, because most of the college I chose happened to fit all three of those, but they're not the greatest colleges. I'm not looking for an Ivy League, but these colleges were ranging around the average college people go to in our neighborhood.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
31 Jan 13
When I graduated in high school, I want to study in the city since I studied high school in the province. I want there because of the thought of having more quality education in there.But I was wrong.I enrolled in the private school. It was second semester in my first year in college when I thought that I need to shift in another school because I was not learning and for me it is better to study in public school than in private because I learned that in my school during college (private) it was self learning and I suffered difficulty in learning because there were no guidance of teachers. Some teachers were like that in that school. They just gave hand outs and we did self study.
• United States
1 Feb 13
Our high school has a lot of teachers that don't really teach like how you describe it.. they just hand out worksheets while expecting you to read the book and be able to answer the questions without any assistance, but I guess it's just having a pi with melted chocolate college chips inside of them
• United States
31 Jan 13
I have been to 3 different 2-yr. colleges over the last 40 years. I couldn't really pinpoint what my real interest was until I applied to the college I'm currently attending. I started there with one major and had a back-up major in case it didn't work out. Well, it turned out that it didn't so I changed my major to the one that I had in mind as a back-up. I will be graduating near the end of April this year. It's about time, too. I'm pushing 60!!!
• United States
1 Feb 13
It's probably better to work for a Master's degree if I were you.. but then again I'm not completely sure of how that stuff goes, but I am wondering how you get the money to get into the colleges.. I know by the time I get out, I'll be in debt like the rest of us in the U.S. ..
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
30 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well it is always a confusing situation for a student when it comes to choosing a college. this is because lot many thoughts goes into our mind like studies, admission fees, distance, etc while choosing a college. i think parents should help their children in this regard and should see to it that they are not pressurized in such situations. What say?
• United States
1 Feb 13
Well, as much as I am confused on which college to choose, my parents have been with me on this the whole step of the way by saying that as long as I make a decent pay at the end of the day, they're fine with it, regardless of which school I'm going to, and I'm leaning a lot more in engineering since it is pretty interesting in my opinion. Of which I'm not sure which to go for, because despite filling out the FAFSA, I still worry over our fiscal risks that will be taking place within the next four years and beyond.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
22 Mar 13
i choose my college based on the price of tuition fee and distance too,because when i was in college my family only had a sari sari store to survive in our daily life routine including our school needs,so i didn't think twice to studied in a public school and only one ride near to our house.
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
The basis on choosing the College I wanted was on what was the course that the college is known for, the distance from our home and also the tuition fee. Well, actually, since I took up Dentistry, it was a course that is kinda expensive. And so my dad had to work abroad so he could send me to school.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
30 Jan 13
In my country, there a lot of colleges that cater to different interest. I may say that, choose a school based on your interest and passion. Considering the location,tution fee, and the reputation of the school. I believe that your decision now, will affect and spell your future. A major thing, you know, that's why you need to consult others and have a clear view of the bigger picture. Good luck and may you choose the best just for you. Thanks