College search: Other important choices
Comparing colleges based on majors offered
- I think it's important to have a sense of what it is you want to study in college, and that you have a sense of the major that you wish to declare. But it shouldn't be the driving force for which university that you choose. Fit is a good, is an important thing. You want to make sure that you're at an institution that is a really strong fit, that really inspires you, and that you really feel comfortable living for the next four years, because that's really going to be a real beacon and a measure of how successful you're going to be because you want to be comfortable. Major is important, and I don't want to make it sound as though it isn't, but most universities have the majority of majors that students are interested in, and I think that... And we find that students change their major, on average, about three times in their undergraduate program. So it is something that students should approach with an open mind. Major is important, but I don't think it should be the top of the list. It should not be necessarily the driving factor for which university you're going to choose.