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Important Factors to Consider Before Choosing Your Top

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When trying to decide on which undergraduate schools to include in your top five universities, there are a few things to consider. Starting to look into schools is a stressful and exciting time, with undergraduate schools to write my essay online and brochures. These are some important things to decide on as you begin your journey in higher education.

School Size
The thing that most shapes the atmosphere of a school is its size, and there are pros and cons to each size. Large schools have more course and social offerings, but the classes are more likely to be large and impersonal lectures. Small schools feel much more personal and professors are likely to get to know you better. Small schools typically have a smaller class size, but offer fewer courses and have fewer social options.

Location
Since the typical student spends four years in college for an undergraduate degree, make sure the school is somewhere you like. For instance, do not opt for a school an hour away from your parents' house if you want to test your independence. Location also determines what extracurricular activities you have access to, as a city offers more in terms of social life while a rural school is better for those who prefer the outdoors.

Student Life
What do students do at the school? Knowing a bit about how the students live is an important thing to think about. If you want a school with an active student body, avoid options with few social groups. Learn how residential living is managed and what the dorms are like, find out what amenities are offered and if there are a lot of social events sponsored by the school. This one is relatively easy to overlook but is necessary to consider for your happiness at the school.

Financial Aid
Understanding how the school grants and uses financial aid is crucial. Learn what financial aid is offered by the school and find the school's list of scholarships and grants. Also, find out what work-study and school jobs are offered. These help you pay for school and ease the burden. If you need aid, avoid schools that give out little aid or have difficult financial aid requirements.

Decide what is most important to you about these items before looking at schools, that way you have a ready-made list to refer to and can easily sort schools. You need to feel comfortable in school and enjoy your time there, so do not make these decisions lightly.

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