Are you a Hoosier at heart? Do you have a hard time imagining life away from the Indy 500, endless acres of farmland, and sweet corn in the summer? Or did you cast your eye on Indiana for more practical reasons, like its low cost of living, steadily growing economy, or the fact that it’s close to just about everything?
The day-to-day costs rung up by a typical college student don’t end at tuition. Regardless of how hefty your financial aid package is, you still have the “hidden costs” of college life to cover.
If you grew up in Ohio, you might think your neighbor to the west — Indiana — is pretty much the same as your home state. Both states are midwestern, featuring rural landscapes punctuated by a handful of smaller industrial cities and anchored by larger metropolitan areas.
What happens when you haven’t been accepted into any of the colleges you applied to? How about when you didn’t receive enough of a financial aid package from the ones that did accept you? Have you already applied to colleges, but are now considering casting a wider net and applying to a few more?
What if you have some mix of these predicaments and you don’t want to go too far from home? We might have some answers for you.
As Indiana’s second largest city, Fort Wayne offers a culture and lifestyle all its own and Fort Wayne residents—whether they’re visiting students or permanent Hoosiers—are proud of where they live and how the Summit City has grown in recent years.
If you choose Fort Wayne for your college experience, you can expect to come away from it with that same sense of regional pride.
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College is a great adventure for everyone fresh out of high school, but the thought of being miles away from home can be daunting to any budding student (and parents of said budding student).
If a change of scenery with a shorter trip back to where you call home is what you’re after, look no further: after all, you don’t have to hop coastlines to explore and make your mark. We’ve sought out the seven best college towns in the Midwest on your behalf and—trust us—not a single one will disappoint.