How to Select the Best US University
How to select the best US university? Every student faces this question. This is a very confusing step in the process of applying to US colleges and universities. But how you answer that question will change your life. There are 4500 US colleges and universities and hence this is not an easy decision. Answer the questions below to get started. Even if you don’t know the answers, it is good to think about these issues.
|Select Best US University||Yes||No|
|Does the university offer my program?|
|Do my test scores and marks/grade meet the university’s requirements?|
|Are the faculty qualified?|
|Is the tuition (fees) affordable?|
|Are scholarships available?|
|Do I like the location?|
|Am I comfortable with the student body mix (gender/ethnicity)?|
|How many international students are there?|
|Do they have clubs/activities that interest me?|
|Is housing affordable?|
|What is the university’s placement record?|
|Are there internship opportunities?|
|How is the weather?|
|Is the campus in a rural or urban place?|
|Is the campus safe?|
|What are current students saying about this university?|
Answer the questions for each university that you are interested in. Compare your answers. This is a good starting point. Unfortunately, many students think that a good university is one that they have heard about or that their friend is enrolled in. Your goal should be to find the educational “home” that is right for YOU.
Even after you have selected the right university, it is normal to be anxious. a certain level of anxiety and doubt is normal. “Did I select the right university?” “Is there a better university?” “What happens if I don’t like this university?” “What happens if I have made a wrong choice?” – such doubts are normal. Assure yourself that you have made the right decision. Be confident that you will be successful because success is in your hands. And remember, that if you really, really don’t like the university, you can always transfer to another university. Although this decision should not be made lightly, just knowing that you have a choice can be soothing.