Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Size Do you want to go to a large college with lots of majors and activities, or to a small college with fewer students and smaller classes? Location Where do you want to go to college? Close to home? In your home state? Out of state? Near a big city? Academic Programs / Other Criteria Is there a specific subject you want to study? If so, you need to find the colleges that offer that major. Are there other things that are important to you— Study Abroad, campus diversity, a specific sport? Cost How important is cost to you? In order to save money, many students choose to go to a public college in their home state, or they start at a community college. Admissions Requirements Which colleges seem to be a good academic fit? It’s best to look for colleges that accept students with academic records (grades, test scores, etc.) similar to yours. Decide Where to Apply If you are still deciding where you want to apply, remember, you are looking for a college that will be a good match. Knowing what’s important to you will help you find a college that will be a good fit. Which of the following are most important to you? To find the colleges that have what you’re looking for, go to bigfuture.collegeboard.org. 8