About 1/2 of all college students do not graduate. Why? Many picked the wrong college. They did not "think through" what they wanted so they didn't know what to look for. The
top factors to consider are:
1. Location - How far from home do you want to go? Do you care if you are in a city or in the country?
2. Size - Will you be happiest in a college with 1500 students or one that has 20,000 students?
3. Academics - Do you know what you want to major in? Do you care how large the classes are? Are internships or study abroad programs important to you? Do you want a "highly selective" college?
4. Cost - This is aways going to be a big factor but keep you options open and don't eleminate any college until you see what your financial aid will be.
Your goal is to find colleges that are the the right "fit" for you