“Up and Coming Schools” and “Narrowing Your Choices”
“Up and Coming Schools” was about the colleges that are making substantial improvements in quality. These colleges may not be in the top rankings yet, but they have new resources, courses, and job opportunities. I guess college administrators want students to apply to a wider variety of schools in order to create more diversity. Also, they are trying to get across the fact that ranking is not the most important aspect of a college. This leads to the second article, “Narrowing Your Choices”. In order to choose my top colleges, I must avoid rankings and instead focus on the college environment. My major is probably the biggest consideration because I have to like what I study, no matter where I am. Secondly, I need to think about the size of the school, the weather, and the diversity. Lastly, I must research, research, and research.