#071 - One of the most important things you will do in high school, is to make a list of colleges to which you will apply.
Making that list will be a challenging exercise because there are a great many colleges and universities from which to choose.
Although they all share some characteristics, they are also very different in many other important ways. It is important that you recognize the elements of a college or university that are important to you.
On episodes 10, 11, 13, and 14, we shared with you the questions to ask about every college, so that, at the end, you are left with the ones that meet your needs in terms of location, academics, campus culture, and cost of attendance, among other factors.
On this episode, Jankel and I talk about the 5 pages on every college or university website, that you should look at to see if a school appears to meet your needs.
Although this is not the only activity you will do to see if a school is a good match for you, exploring these 5 pages will allow you begin your list of schools in an efficient way.
These 5 pages will quickly help you realize whether that school has what you need, or not.
One of the 5 pages will also help you understand how well you compare to the most recent freshman class admitted to that school.
It will allow you to see the average GPA, SAT or ACT scores, class rankings, and financial aid received, for those students admitted to that school directly from high school.
During the episode, we share with you the important information we found in those 5 pages within the Cornell University website.
We believe that after listening to this episode, you will appreciate the wealth of information found within these pages, and be very well prepared to begin your list of colleges.
Links mentioned on this episode:
CMP Episode #010: How to Choose a College That Is a Good Fit for You. Questions About Location
CMP Episode #011: How to Choose a College That Is a Good Fit for You. Questions About Academics, Admission Requirements, Degrees Offered, Student Population Size, Faculty/Student Ratio, Class Size, Research Opportunities, Academic Support, and More
CMP Episode #013: How to Choose a College That Is a Good Fit for You. Questions About Campus Culture, Social Life, Housing, Extracurricular Activities, and Campus Safety
CMP Episode #014: How to Choose a College That Is a Good Fit for You. Questions About Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid. Also, How to Ask for Institutional Aid and Using Your Summers Wisely While in College
Cornell University: About Cornell Page
University Facts. Cornell by the Numbers
2023 Cornell University Entering Class Profile
Cornell University Fields of Study (Undergraduate Majors and Minors, and Graduate Fields of Study)
Cornell University Accreditation
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