How To Find a College Suited to Me

Every college is different in its own special way. Some are big state schools with many, various activities going on all the time. Others are smaller liberal arts schools that don’t have that much going on and are more focused on academics. Even still there are private schools that can be focused on anything from religion to science to pretty much anything you can imagine. So how do you find what’s right for you? Read on to find out.

The best way to really see what a college has to specifically offer is to visit the college on one of their designated touring days. There will be many guides available to show you around and give you insider information that can really only be known by someone who has attended or been around that school. They’ll give you tours of things like residence halls, dining halls and recreation centers. You can see just what the school’s student life is like by going on these tours. You can also go on a non-tour day to see what the college is like during a non-planned, normal day. It can’t get much more authentic than that.

However, if you’re not really sure if a school looks good enough to visit or is really far away from where you live, you can check sites like the College Board to give you insight to what schools are like without actually going to them. They give general information on what activities schools have, what major and minor programs are available as well as how many students are there and what it will take to get into said school.

To find specifics on a school, you’re going to have to visit their specific website. In this case, the bigger the school, the better. Bigger schools will have much more information on what is there through their website. They can give you virtual tours of residence halls and classrooms as well as tell you in much detail what all the major and minor programs are like and what classes need to be taken.

There really are a huge abundance of resources available to prospective college students when it comes to finding out which schools are for you. You can take a visit or check one of many different internet sites to really get a feel for what these places are like. You can’t go wrong with all these resources. Good luck!

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University of Phoenix Online Program offerings:
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Bachelor's degree)
Strayer University Program offerings:
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Concentration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
  • Accounting Information Systems Concentration (Master's degree)
  • Accounting Information Systems Emphasis (Post-master's certificate)
Kaplan University Online Program offerings:
  • AAS in Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Business Administration (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
  • AAS in Fire Science (Associate Degree)
  • Advertising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (Bachelor's degree)
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations (Bachelor's degree)
  • Commercial Photography (Bachelor's degree)
  • Computer Graphics (Bachelor's degree)
Walden University Program offerings:
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Adult and Continuing Education Administration (Doctor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Doctor's degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting and Business/Management (Master's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting and Finance (Master's degree)
  • Advertising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (Bachelor's degree)
  • Fashion Merchandising (Bachelor's degree)
  • Graphic Design (Associate Degree)
  • Graphic Design (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Bachelor's degree)
  • Design and Visual Communications, General (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Associate Degree)
  • Accounting (Bachelor's degree)
  • Accounting (Master's degree)
  • Accounting & Finance (Master's degree)
  • Applied Psychology (Master's degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Associate Degree)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)
  • Construction Management (Associate Degree)
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration (Associate Degree)
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General (Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years)