Why Choosing the Right College Can Be Difficult

Archive, Opinion, School Year 2021-22

By: Moonasia Williams

Deciding on the right college can take some people a day to decide while others months. This can really impact the students in a variety of ways. So in this article I’m going to give you some advice on choosing the right school for you, regardless of the situation you are in right now. 


When choosing the right school we can start by thinking about “What do we want to do?” Do we want to be a doctor, a dancer, or a veterinarian? Picking something that you are passionate about can really help you in choosing the right school for you. Even if you don’t know what you want to do at this moment, that’s fine. Some students who apply for college pick ‘undecided’ if they don’t know what they want to do. Picking undecided can be a great gateway for  opportunities as you discover your interests and passions.


If you go to college, you may stay on campus and if you do, you might want to get things you could get in your hometown. Pick the right school that has stores, restaurants and other establishments that you think you will need in your life. If you get your nails done every two weeks, find a college that has a nail salon in the town or city. You want to be comfortable and enjoy your time in college, so pick where you want to go for your leisure and or fun. 


When choosing the right college, the environment is a big factor in your decision. Do you want to live in a city or the countryside? Do you want shopping centers around you or small hometown stores? Picking the right environment for yourself is important because you don’t want to be in an environment in which you feel uncomfortable. Pick the environment that you believe will make you feel comfortable no matter what. 

In conclusion, choosing the right school can take you time. But regardless of the school you choose, have fun and believe in yourself because you are going to do something great.

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