If you are anything like me, you are probably pretty indecisive. At this point in time, you have a few more days to choose a school and commit to it. I TOTALLY understand how scary this can be. Just for you guys, I’ve asked some of my friends for advice on what you all should know about choosing a college. It has been a ridiculously long journey, and it is almost over [insert cheers here]. Good luck deciding!
Flip a coin to choose a school and go an entire day believing that was actually the school you wanted to go to. If you feel disappointed, you know that it isn’t the school for you.
-Katelyn D., 2015, Biology (Pre-med)
I came to Tufts because this is a nerd school. It is a hot wheels style launcher that allows you to fully explore your academic interests without feeling cornered or boxed in or forced into a niche. This is your place to shine.
-Matt B., 2015, Art History
When thinking about colleges it's good to think about yourself in many different hats, as they say. Where do I want to be for four years as a student? As a future worker? As a friend? As a person who may or may not be in relationships? As a person interested in the topics I'm interested in? As a musician/sports player/dancer/player of video games? As a reader of books/watcher of films, tv, or plays? Basically, remember that you're not going to college just as a student, you're going as a full person who's planning on spending 4 years of your life there.
-Nate M., 2015, Quantitative Economics
Initially I chose Tufts because I knew I wouldn't have to be afraid being my real, funny, intellectual, weird self there. Looking back, I'm so glad I chose Tufts because it helped me grow in such a way that I am completely happy and completely comfortable with both myself and situations that I would have been terrified of earlier.
-Yulia K., 2013, Political Science & Philosophy
At this point in deciding between colleges, I'm sure you've already made pro and con lists and weighted all the different opportunities based on how important they are to you, and all that jazz. Congratulations, if you've done all that and you're still undecided, you have two (or more) fantastic choices, and chances are, you're going to be happy at any of them. Live a day (or, if you're crunched for time, just a few hours) with each of your choices. For whichever period of time you're happier, chances are that's the right choice for you.
-Hayden L., 2015, Religion