How Important are College Rankings?
When deciding where you want to apply, published lists can help narrow down your options but should not be the only factor in the decision making process. You should also consider what is important to you. You may want to ask yourself:
- What setting is best for you to learn?
- Are you looking to attend a smaller or larger college?
- Does a college offer the courses of study that you are interested in?
- How important are school-affiliated clubs and organizations?
College-ranking lists, as well as your own criteria can help you determine what schools you want to visit and eventually apply to.
Did you know?
Visiting college campuses can provide insights that you may not get from a website or brochure.