Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday on How to Choose College in Five Steps

I've decided to make another helpful list for you today. I just visited Villanova University last weekend and I was thinking about what I'm going to consider when looking at colleges. It might seem like a daunting process, but it's really pretty easy to narrow it down. Here is a handy survey to help you decide if the college you're considering is the right one.

1. Does your college look like Hogwarts? Yes/No.
For an example of an appropriate amount  Hogwarts-ness, see University of Chicago (above) or Kenyon College.

2. Does the college have cute sweatshirts and/or do their colors look good on you? Yes/No.
Exhibit A: William & Mary sweatshirt in green and gold.

3.  Does the college have a good library? Yes/No. And let's be clear-- it has to look like a library and have pretty windows and stuff too. And a coffee shop downstairs wouldn't hurt.

Cough, cough, Johns Hopkins. Drooling over this picture.

4. Is the college's mascot stupid. Yes/No?

Stupid mascots

any type of insect
Scottie dog (sorry, Carnegie Mellon, it's just a little weird)
a Buckeye (why would you base your mascot off a type of nut?)
an orange
a tree (lol, Stanford)
a pilgrim (lol, Harvard)

Good mascots

maybe other things that aren't stupid

5.  Are there more than ten course offered that would require you to read books you like and do fun things? Yes/No?

 (in other words, does their course catalogue sound like a christmas list or a homework planner?)

If you answered no to any of the above questions, you may want to reconsider your college options. Or just move to Paris and become a cat lady. That's my back-up plan,
 if anyone would like to join me.

Now that you have college figured out, you can relax. 

You're welcome.