Have you checked out BuzzFeed lately? We did, and we found several posts about college life, surviving college admissions season, and how to make your decision about which college to attend.
Check out our favorites below for both serious advice and some good laughs.
On College Admissions
The Cheapest, Best Colleges: BuzzFeed used tuition rates and average starting salaries to create this list of “best value colleges.” Note: The public school tuition used in this post is for out-of-state tuition costs, which are typically much higher than in-state tuition.
20 Tips for Surviving College Admissions Season: Some advice to help you relax during the stressful time when you’re waiting to hear back from schools.
15 Inspiring Stories That Will Help You Make Your College Decision: BuzzFeed writers share their stories of how they ended up at the college they attended. The theme of many of these stories: it’s not as important where you go, but what you make of your experience once you get there.
Confessions of a College Admissions Officer: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the admissions process from an admissions officer’s point of view. This admissions officer talks about odd essay topics he/she has seen and what things students (or their parents) do that impact an admissions officer’s view of the student (and possibly the admission admission decision.)
On College Life—Especially During Your First Year
20 People You Will Meet at College This Year: This post is a great reminder to have an open mind about the people you’ll meet at college—especially the one about possibly meeting someone who might be your boss someday.
24 Rookie Mistakes Every College Freshman Makes: Transitioning to college is about more than keeping up on your classes. From locking yourself out of the dorm to not taking advantage of your meal plan, check out the advice here to help you adjust to college life.
16 Care Packages That Any College Kid Would Love: Bookmark this post and send it to your parents right before you head off for college.
Image credit: Courtesy of Nazareth College (Rochester, NY), Flickr Creative Commons
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