School Helps Students Find the Right College

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School Helps Students Find the Right College

Byline: Megan O'Donnell

What to do after high school can be one of the most difficult decisions a teen has to make.

With the commitment deadline for seniors just around the corner, finding the right school can be a difficult task. This spring, teens can find themselves smothered with all of the information and statistics available. Luckily, high schools throughout Lake County are making an effort to aid students in process.

There are several factors that students consider before determining where to apply or go to college.

The role of geography can be important for many. While the cold Maine winters may appeal to some, others enjoy the heat of August in Florida. Campus size, student diversity, religious affiliation and student-to-faculty ratio also are important factors.

"There are so many aspects that differentiate one school from another. College books and computer programs really help make the decision easier," said Grayslake High School junior Stephanie Wallace.

Selecting a college is more than simply choosing a place to earn a degree. For many, it also means deciding where you will work learn, play and live for the next four years.

"There is so much more to college than simply the classroom setting. Students looking at schools should also consider the campus life, such as extracurricular activities, before deciding where they want to go," Libertyville High School senior Heather Gaus said.

Juniors and seniors attending Warren Township High School's Almond Campus have a wide range of people and materials to assist in finding the best college for them.

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