The 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings were recently released. Although rankings can serve as a starting point, don’t let this information and other rankings dominate your search. There are thousands of two and four year colleges and universities to choose from in the US, with many that may suit your needs.
It’s important to be open-minded and explore a variety of options. Talk to your guidance counselor and ask for suggestions of a few schools to research that are not on everyone else’s list. Attend college fairs and stop by to talk to a variety of reps. Use the many online college search tools available to learn more about schools that are new to you. Finally, think outside of the box when you research schools and expand your list so you have many options.
Your successful college search and application process will require you to be receptive to learning about new schools and to be flexible.