Wednesday, August 17, 2011

12 Visits Later

As you might know, this coming school year I will be a senior in high school. I've been spending hours a day since last year looking at colleges left and right, considering all options. And finally...FINALLY, I have finished my college search. No, that doesn't mean I've decided on a college. But I'm done getting tours! Here is the list of colleges I have visited:

-Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)
-St. Scholastica
-St Ben's/St. John's
-Gustavus Adolphus
-Bethany Lutheran
-St. Norbert's (WI)
-Beloit (WI)

And I topped it off with U of M Morris on Monday and St. Olaf and Carleton yesterday. I've narrowed it down I think, to Gustavus (where my sister goes!), St. Olaf (Gustavus' rival school...uh-oh!), U of M Morris (my "cheaper" option, only 18k/year!), and Beloit (5 hours away, but BEAUTIFUL campus and academic opportunities).

Yesterday, my day was made, on the ride home from Carleton and St. Olaf. I could finally let out a sigh of relief! Then when I got home, I realized, that wasn't even the hard part. The hard part will be choosing from all those colleges which one is right for me.

Any advice out there from current/past college students? How did you decide on your college? What kind of college experience did you have? I'd love to hear all about it!


  1. i toured concordia too! i live in south dakota and ive been looking around for different colleges too

  2. lol im a junior this year so I gotta do this stuff soon too. I like your blog! So! imma follow and hopefully you can follow me or read it or whatever! lol

  3. Nora- WOW, what a small world! It's so nice to hear from someone that lives that close to me! Well, I live about 5 hours away from Concordia, but still! : ) What other colleges have you been looking at?

    Nessa- Hey there! Nice to meet you! And if I had any advice to give to you, it would be to invest a lot of time into researching colleges, programs, and what you want to major in. It will make your senior year that much easier!

    Nice to hear from both of you! And I'm really sorry it's been so long. I'm sure you both know, but school just takes up SO much time!

  4. ive been looking at NDSU and Iowa State and USD also. ive gotten accepted into all of them and NDSU looks good to me!

  5. Wow, congratulations!! I've heard great things about all those schools! A lot of people from my high school go on to go to NDSU and they all love it from what I hear! Do you know what you want to study?