At the high school where I’m from, every year students apply to a variety of the colleges depending on their tastes. Come mid-March, when students are informed whether or not they are accepted, everyone begins to gravitate towards the local UC: UC Davis.
Now, don’t get me wrong, UC Davis is a great university and is definitely worthy of its praise. But many students do not take the time to properly look into a college before deciding.
Many of the students who chose Davis didn’t take the time to look into any of the other schools they applied to. Since Davis is local, most knew about Davis fairly well and assumed there wasn’t much of interest at the others. Of all the students going to UCs from my high school, probably about 60% went to Davis.
Now that a year’s almost up, I’ve found that some of the students who hastily made their decisions now regret their choice and are looking to transfer.
My point is this: look into all the schools that accept you.
If you’re accepted into the school right by yours, take the time to research the other schools that accepted you and give them equal consideration. Just because a school is close by does not necessarily mean that it’s the best fit for you. Read More »