Escape Your Echochamber
Write down the names of the first seven colleges or universities that pop into your head.
Now circle the schools that are in your home state; the colleges that a parent, sibling, or other family member attended; the schools that are nationally known in your favorite sport; and any that rhyme with Schmarvard.
Are more than 50% circled? Congratulations! You, like most people, have the opportunity to see a bigger picture of the higher education landscape in America.
One reason students and their families have anxiety around college admission is because they have a limited, inaccurate, or incomplete understanding of their choices and options. One of our country’s biggest strengths is the diversity and breadth of our higher education system.