Posts Tagged ‘choosing the right colleges’

Your college experience is only as good as what you do with it

August 8, 2013

As a private college counselor, I have always tried to lead my students to schools that were the best fit for them.  If these were prestigious schools and they were well suited for the student, fine.  If they were less competitive but more appropriate for a student academically and personally, that was fine also.

Too much emphasis is placed on rankings when each of the rankings means something different.  Many of the criteria ranked are not always even important to  students.  We would have far fewer students dropping out or transferring at the end of their freshman year if we did a better job of counseling students to choose schools that were right for them.

“I think it’s tough, in today’s climate, but it would be great if kids (and their parents) could take a deep breath and realize there’s more to life than where you went to college. Education is only as good as what you do with it…”