Many prospective students spend a lot of time thinking about the academic elements of their college search: GPAs, test scores, AP credits, and so on. There’s nothing wrong with this approach—after all, the main reason you attend college is to achieve a degree in a particular academic field.
But academics are far from the only part of college. You need to think about other characteristics of your future school if you want to choose the right place to pursue a degree. Consider these seven factors as you evaluate different schools in the college decision process.