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High School Applying to College

Majors. Dorms. Roommates. Campuses. Internships. College will probably be one of the most exciting times of your life, but when you're a high school senior, the prospect of choosing the college that is right for you (and getting in!) can be beyond nerve-wracking. How do college experiences vary between big state schools, Ivy Leagues, small liberal arts colleges and technical schools? How will college be different from high school? What tricks of the trade can help you make the most out of these next four years? Fear not, pre-collegiettes! Her Campus has teamed up with McDonald's to answer all...
For most pre-collegiettes, choosing the perfect college is no walk in the park. There are tons of factors that go into the decision process, including the school’s location, size, and ever-daunting cost of attendance. But one important aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked is the cultural makeup of the institution. Historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, are a source of deep pride for the black community. An HBCU might be the ideal choice for a prospective collegiette, but how do you know if it’s the right place for you? By definition, an HBCU is “any historically black college...
The college application process is hard, but sometimes the decision process can be even harder! While it’s nice to know you’ve been accepted to a few of your top schools, it can also put a lot of pressure on you when making your decision. If you’re having a tough time deciding which college to attend in the fall, take a look at these tips from collegiettes who went through the same decision. Consider these factors when trying to make your big decision! 1. Think about what is most important to you When you have a big decision to make, it’s important to step back for a moment and assess the...