How to Start your College Search


Thinking about choosing your future college home is both exciting and a bit daunting. But, just like most other long processes, that initial push is sometimes the hardest part. Gaining momentum is key—once you get the ball rolling, the rest will fall into place more easily.

To start: Ask yourself some questions about size, location, and campus culture.

  • Do you want to attend a large, small, or mid-sized school?
  • Are you more comfortable in a rural or urban setting?
  • Do you envision yourself in an atmosphere similar to your high school, or are you looking for something completely different?
  • Geographically, how far away from home do you want to be?
  • Do you want to attend a school with one or four seasons?
  • Which activities or athletics are most important to you?

At this point in your search, the goal is to assemble a list of schools that fulfill YOUR specific wants and needs; selecting a good match is the driving factor.

The next step: Visit, visit, and visit some more! (Considering Hopkins? Click to see our visit options.)

As you continue to research schools and refine your list of potential academic homes, stay true to yourself and keep the final destination in site. You will end up exactly where you need to be.

One thought on “How to Start your College Search

  1. Hello
    Actually I’m studying clinical engineering(a branch of bme) so I’m looking for more information about my major in john hopkings.
    Thank you

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