- Definitely a lot of factors you have to take into consideration. I personally wanted a smaller school mainly because I like that one-on-one connection with the professor where they know you by your first name. And definitely the campus... What they're known for. If you want to major in
engineering you might want to look for a school that has good programs in that field. Lastly, my mentor told me "If you're not getting rejected from your colleges that you apply to, you're
not pushing yourself far enough", and that kinda just encouraged me to go from the school that I knew I would get into... Say I have a group of
five schools that I know I'm gonna get into, probably just apply to three of those, and
then go for two reaches.