Choosing Grad Schools: Criteria, Criteria, Criteria!
Picking a set of target graduate schools is a complex decision. Since top schools accept less than 20% of applicants, you'll want to apply to at least four or five. Not only will you have to weigh the academic characteristics of each institution, but also their compatibility with your personal circumstances, preferences, and values. Given the range of variables, it shouldn't come as a surprise than many applicants have trouble choosing grad schools. To help you get started, read on! You'll find lots of information about different criteria that you can help you narrow down the list.
We all know that Harvard is #1. Or is it? One helpful step in graduate school selection is researching the rankings for your particular field of interest... Read more »
Most graduate programs are distinguished by their research focus – the area (or areas) within your field in which they specialize... Read more »
Costs & Funding
Like most people, you probably care (intensely) about how much you'll have to pay to attend graduate school. And you wouldn't be the first person... Read more »
Socrates believed in the maxim "know thyself" and you should too. Spending some time upfront to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses... Read more »
The factors that go into choosing grad schools should mirror your own individual preferences and personality... Read more »