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Student story: Prioritizing size, selectivity, diversity and financial aid in the college search

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- One thing that helped me decide on which colleges to explore was I visited. I visited different types of school: Public, private, and religious. And I saw how the students interacted and just the diversity and the size of the school. The curriculum. I asked about the curriculum when I visited, because that was a big factor for me. I didn't want to go to too easy of a school, and I wanted to know if I was heading into a challenge. So when I took that in I just really was looking for a diverse, somewhat smaller school. And then what really helped was the financial aid package. That's always a helpful, deciding factor is the financial aid.