For a graduating senior in high school, the most important decision they have to make is about which college to spend the next four, or maybe more years of their life attending. I know that when I was trying to make by college decision I had to research, visit, and compare and contrast all the schools that I liked. It came down to two very excellent, but very different schools. I fell in love with, and got accepted to Saint Leo University, and Boston College. My deciding factors on which school was better for me to attend included location, class size, and price.
I started by observing Saint Leo University and its location, class size, and price. I found out that Saint Leo University was located an hour north of my house, in sunny Saint Leo, Florida. I figured that being an hour away from my home, I was far enough, yet I could go home if anything ever came up. Next I learned that in 2007, Saint Leo had an on campus enrolment of about 1,500 students. This showed me that this institution would have small class sizes with more teacher student interaction. I knew that I wouldn’t just be a number at Saint Leo, I knew I would matter. When I got accepted to Saint Leo I was accepted into the honors program and received a $7,000 scholarship per year. I also received $3,000 for being a resident of the state of Florida. When it came down to it, with no scholarships I would have has to pay $20,715, but with my scholarships, the total price for me was $10,715. Getting a near 50% of my tuition was ideal for me and my parents.
I then took into consideration Boston College, and I looked at its location, class size, and price. Boston College is located in no other than my favorite city on earth, Boston. I grew up fifteen minutes north of Boston and loved the facts that I would be so close to all of my extended family, and 10 blocks away from the home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Field. Although the location was ideal for me, the class sizes and price were...