5. Major

Before you accept a college’s offer, it’s important that you investigate what their strongest major is.

If you’re studying to be an engineer, you probably shouldn’t go to a liberal arts school.2

Likewise, if you’re a music major, a heavily research-based science school may not be the best for you.

At a school better molded to your major, not only will you likely have a more enriching learning experience, you’ll also meet like-minded people.

While it’s important to have friends from all different paths of life, the most long lasting relationships are usually built upon common interests.

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