A college name, however, does not guarantee success. Success has to do with your individual efforts and personality traits. You might be surprised to find that there are smaller, relatively-unknown colleges that outshine the popular ones in their student performance.
You should visit the colleges you have shortlisted when they are in session to get a better idea of the cultural environment, the nature of the students and the neighborhood.
5. Cost: What does your budget allow?
Some students make mistakes
I have always believed that having a clear goal and putting hard work in are the most important thing. Think about it this way – how many people graduate from those ivy league colleges each year. How many of them end up really successful? One of the nice things about life is that you get to define your own success, and going to a famous college is hardly one.