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2. Academic programs?
Select the areas of the study that interest you. Check none, any or all.
Agriculture
Architecture
Biology & biomedicine
Business, management & marketing
Construction trades
Consumer sciences
Communications technology
Computer sciences
Criminal justice, law enforcement, firefighting & related protective services
Education
Engineering
Engineering technology & related fields
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Ethnic, cultural, gender studies, etc.
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Legal studies
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Mechanics
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Natural resources
Parks, recreation & fitness studies
Philosophy
Physical sciences
Precision production
Psychology
Public administration & social service professions
Science technologies
Social sciences
Transportation & materials moving
Visual & performing arts
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3. Which states appeal to you?
Within the United States there is a great diversity of attractions, culture, climate, geography and scenery. Where do you want to be? Check none, any or all.
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
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4. Discounts on tuition for out-of-state students?
As a rule, public universities give in-state students a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students. However, some schools have reciprocal agreements to provide discounted tuitions for residents of neighboring states. If you reside in any of the following regions, you may be eligible for academic exchange program options outside your home state. Check one.
New England Board of Higher Education Tuition Break
Southern Regional Education Board Academic Common Market
Midwestern Higher Education Compact
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
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5. Which setting appeals to you?
Universities are typically self-contained communities that meet all of the students' needs. But it's still nice to step off campus. What scene appeals to you: the action of a big urban area, the serene beauty of a rural setting or maybe something in between like a small town or a suburb? Check none, any or all.
Rural
Suburban
Small town
Large city
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6. Size of student body?
How large a student population is acceptable to you? Check none, any or all.
Fewer than five thousand students
Five thousand to ten thousand students
Ten thousand to twenty thousand students
Twenty thousand to fifty thousand students
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7. Gender mix?
People attend college to gain knowledge, but meeting people is an important part of college life. According to research by Facebook, about 28% of married couples graduated from the same college. Check none, any or all.
About equal: no more than 54% males or 54% females.
More female students: at least 18% more female than male students
More male students: at least 18% more male than female students
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8. SAT and ACT standardized tests?
Universities have varying admittance standards. Knowing your own SAT or ACT scores, where would you be the most comfortable? Check none, any or all.
At a school that de-emphasizes and/or may not require the use of standardized tests
At a school with smart students as measured by standardized tests
At a school with smarter students as measured by standardized tests
At a school with the smartest students as measured by standardized tests
At a school with the very smartest students as measured by standardized tests
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9. What's your college budget?
The following price ranges are for the average annual full-time cost (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) for in-state students (after school, state and federal aid). Because of family income, scholarships and other considerations. Individual students may pay more or less than what is typical. Out-of-state students generally can expect to pay more, although regional reciprocal programs may minimize or eliminate additional costs for out-of-state students. Which of these price ranges paid on average by in-state students is acceptable to you? Check none, any or all.
Less than $10 thousand per year to attend
$10K to $15 thousand per year to attend
$15K to $20 thousand per year to attend
More than $20 thousand per year to attend
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10. Pets besides a goldfish?
Would you like a pet-friendly campus which allows four-legged pets?
Yes, it would be nice to have a furry friend with me at school.
No, Fido and Fluffy can stay home with my parents.
No preference
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