Where Are You Applying to College?
By: Dineydi, Minds Matter Class of 2016
As my senior class and I begin working on our college applications, we know that the next couple of months are going to be slightly overwhelming. However, all of our hard work applying to colleges will be worth it when the spring comes along and our college acceptances arrive. Before any acceptances come to our doors, however, we all need to decide what colleges we want to apply to.
For me, it wasn’t very difficult to come up with a list. I started my list with my dream school, Brown University. I feel it is very important to have a dream college on my list because even if it seems impossible to get in, I still want to apply! Brown is my dream school because I went to Brown for my summer program after my sophomore year and I instantly fell in love with the school and everything it has to offer.
I chose my college list mostly based on offered majors and locations. Cost is not at the top of my list because I believe the price of a school shouldn’t stop me from reaching for my dreams. All of the schools on my list also have both of my intended majors, Education and Marketing. I would like all of the colleges on my list to be located in a city or suburban environment, namely because I want to stay in a similar environment to the one I live in now.
In a college I look for a strong community, small classes, study abroad programs and extensive internship opportunities. I hope to thrive both inside and outside the classroom in this type of environment through building a strong community. In these college environments, I hope to look for new opportunities to grow, explore, and become the best person I can.
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