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The following are elements that students most commonly consider when deciding which university campuses might be the best places for them to earn a bachelor’s degree.  In each category choose the description that matches your preferences.

Size

Proximity

____ Small (up to 8,000)
____ Medium (9,000 – 20,000)
____ Large (over 20,000)

____ Within an hour’s drive
____ 2 –3 hour drive
____ 4 – 8 hour drive
____ Nearby state
____ Distant state

Setting

Climate

____ Rural/isolated town
____ Small town near a city
____ Small city
____ Medium city/suburb
____ Large city

____ Marked seasonal change
____ Mostly cool/cold climate
____ Mostly warm/hot climate
____ Temperate, little change

 

Academic Programs

Academic Atmosphere

____ Many majors available
____ Focus on group of majors
____ Flexible majors

____ Fiercely competitive
____ Competitive w/ some support
____ Mostly cooperative/supportive

Support Services

Diversity

____ Many programs/generous aid
____ Few programs/generous aid
____ Essential programs/some aid
____ Few programs/some aid

____ Most students like me
____ Some students unlike me
____ Many students unlike me
____ Most students unlike me

Social Life

Campus

____ Quiet, mostly academic
____ Occasional, small activities
____ Frequent, small activities
____ Frequent, large activities

____ Open green
____ Wooded green
____ Mixed green/paved
____ Mostly paved

 

On the other side list your criteria for an ideal campus.

My criteria for the ideal campus:

Size __________________                         Proximity ___________________
Setting ________________                         Climate _____________________
Atmosphere _____________                       Programs ____________________
Services _________________                     Diversity ____________________
Social Life _______________                      Campus _____________________

 

The criteria most important to me (in order):
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As you conduct research, using catalogs or university web sites, complete the following:

Campuses I am considering:                      Criteria that match:
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