Reasons Not to Choose a College – Part 1

There are reasons that you should not choose a college to attend, just as there are reasons that you should choose to attend college. There will be many different temptations when selecting a college. You must choose which reasons should be at the top of your list for going to a certain college. There should be validity in these reasons in helping you identify a school to attend.

The first reason is choosing a college because someone else likes it. You are going to have friends, relatives, and even your parents that have their own favorite colleges. Just because one college was right for your mom or dad, does not mean it will be right for you. If you have a group of friends that are all planning on attending a local college and are applying, then it is okay to put that college on your list. Send out one of your many applications to that particular college and see what happens. Do not choose to go to that college based on the decision that all of your friends are going. Even if you have an older sibling that has attended a prestigious university, does not mean that you should go to the same university.

Do not choose a college because of its status or prestige. If you are thinking of applying to Harvard or Yale, then apply and see if you get accepted. Choosing to go to Harvard or Yale based off of society’s view of these two schools does not mean that you will be happy at the school. You may also be thinking that you will have a better chance of getting a high paying job you graduate from a prestigious university. Which college or university you attend can play a part in getting you hired for a great job. However, where you go to school is just one of the many factors that is considered in hiring you for specific job. Do not make the mistake of thinking that it is the only one.