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Compare colleges based on the characteristics that are most important to you. Our scorecard helps you evaluate up to 4 schools side-by-side. Rank the following criteria on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Does not matter; 5 = Has to have it). Then, score each school on these criteria to find out which schools have what you are looking for.

Academics

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Access to career development opportunities and advice (e.g., internships, coops, career services office)
Wide breadth of majors and classes / Access to research opportunities
Rigorous academics / Quality of professors
Strong academic facilities (e.g., science labs, computing facilities, libraries)

Size / Demographics

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Small class sizes and personal attention
Diverse student body
Strong support network for a particular student segment (minorities, gays/lesbians, students with disabilities)

Geographic

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Campus is close to home
Non-university cultural / social outlests available (e.g., museums, restaurants/bars, theater, pro sports)
Outdoor activities around campus

Campus Life

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Variety of extracurricular activities available in your areas of interest
Strong Greek system (fraternities and sororities)
Stong non-Greek scene
Active on-campus social life
Safety on and around campus
School spirit / pride (e.g., big-time sports programs, strong campuswide involvement)

Housing

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Access to campus housing every year
Strong off-campus housing options
Quality of dorms / apartments

Cost

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Affordability
Access to financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans)

Miscellaneous

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Strong alumni network
Religious affiliation

Other Criteria

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