out-of-state school

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How to Pick a College That Is Best for You

decisionAttention high schoolers: picking the right college for you is a huge decision, and it’s never too early to start narrowing down your choices.

There are roughly 4,300 colleges in the U.S., so it’s no surprise that college-bound students struggle to find a place to receive higher education. Finding the right college can be stressful, especially if you’re deciding between several colleges. Before you lose your cool, check out some of these tips that will help you narrow down your choices:

Choose between a big or small school: Size makes a big difference in your college experience. If you liked going to a small high school, choosing a liberal arts college with a population of less than 4,000 may be the way to go. On the other hand, if you felt like you couldn’t really branch out at your high school, choosing a large state school could be right for you.

Decide if moving away from home is best for you: Moving away from home for college is a great way to gain a sense of independence, but not all college students are ready to leave the nest. If you’re already self-sufficient, going to an out-of-state school should be no problem. But if you are a person who works best with warm familial support, consider finding a college that is close to home. Read the rest of this entry »



How to Beat Homesickness While in College

telephoneYou probably thought going to an out-of-state college would offer a sense of independence, a chance to meet new friends and help you escape parental control. But now, after a few days of classes, you realize just how much you miss home.

I know it didn’t take long for me to miss home. My campus house was only 25 minutes from my parents’ house, and yet, I┬ánoticed that my bed got more uncomfortable each night. I started to miss the walls of my old high school, and I couldn’t seem to shake the crowded college dining hall and parking lot. It wasn’t long before I decided to spend the weekend at my parents’ house.

It’s normal for college students to feel homesick, but it’s important that you learn to cope. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself skipping class and constantly griping to your roommate about how much you hate the campus. Read the rest of this entry »





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