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Establish Your Criteria

No single set of criteria works for every student because everyone has different priorities. Some students choose a school based solely on its academic reputation, others wait to see which school offers the best scholarship package, and some limit themselves to specific geographic regions. As you research schools, consider what schools would be the best fit for you based on any number of factors.

  • Reputation of school
  • Competitiveness
  • Academic specialty areas/course offerings/specific professor
  • Faculty/student ratio
  • Geographic location
  • Size of the program
  • Placement of graduates
  • Cost/financial aid package/scholarship offers