As I shared this month with U.S. News and World Report, there are a number of ways that students can learn about campus culture. Wherever you attend, it's important to feel comfortable and like there's a true "fit" with your values, personality, and educational needs.
Your background and views on the world paint a complex picture of who you are and what you value most. Take your high school academic and extracurricular experiences as opportunities to learn about yourself and what's really important to you. This will take you far in choosing the college that best shares and supports your values.
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