15 Important Considerations In Choosing a College

Great list to consider if you’re thinking about applying to college.

Finding My College

I thought it might be a good time to summarize, in one post, many of the perspectives I’ve shared in the past concerning choosing a college. The short general answer is, attend the best college you can afford. But, of course, that begs the question. What’s best? What’s affordable?

Given the dearth of reliable information, we’re often left to rely on proxies for quality and vague ideas of cost. Nonetheless, here are specific factors I think are important when choosing a college today:

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Author: James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock/Women in Romanticism (in development), David Bowie and Romanticism (forthcoming 2022), Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)), Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019), Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at jamesrovira.com for details.

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