The answer to that question is NOT answered by saying, “Go to an Ivy League or brand name college'. But, isn’t that THE prize for all my hard work in high school, you ask?
Take a moment to read this Gallup- Purdue University poll. In it, note the six key experiences that are vital to college satisfaction...AND strong career options after graduation.
The key is WHAT you do in college, not WHERE you go to college. Another great book to help you understand selecting the right colleges for you: "Where you Go is Not Who You'll Be", by Frank Bruni. Here's a YouTube video with Frank Bruni discussing his key points.
Take a moment to think about this major investment in your life. Understand what factors are most important when selecting your college list. Before you dive into college, don't just follow your friends and their advice (now you know why the ducks are the picture of choice on this blog post!).
Learn the facts for yourself and discover what is important to YOU. Ground yourself in good information and enjoy your college journey!