We can’t all go to Harvard. We wouldn’t even all want to. There are so many different colleges and universities thriving because what’s best for one student isn’t always what’s best for another. What we’re seeking in the quest for the perfect alma mater for our kids is going to depend on a lot of different factors.
Huffington Post just ran a story on the friendliest colleges out there. Friendliness wasn’t even on my list of things to look at when I was choosing a college. My stepson is getting ready to do his college applications, and I don’t think he had “friendly” on his list of criteria either. What other college-choosing criteria might we be overlooking? Here’s a list of ways colleges stack up against each other on factors ranging from academic excellence to safety.
The specific schools at the top of each category might change year to year, but these are all good things to consider before you drop your kid, and your life savings, off at a college campus.
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