I thought this article was really great for those choosing colleges. It's a big decision, but for reasons not typically thought of:
- Quality of life: Do you love the community vibe? Weather? Rural or city?
- Quality of education: Are the professors great in your area of study? Does the school have a program that helps you with grad school?
- Quality of Alumni help: Does the school help you get a job after graduation?
And unless you're George Bush, no one cares about your grades in school besides your graduate school. Finish college. Preferably, finish in four years. And make sure that the undergrad degree helps you on your way to graduate school.
Otherwise, have fun! A person can only be 18, 19, or 20 once; unfortunately, the pressure kids labor under makes college seem like the most important phase of a person's life. It's not.
College is a means to the end, not the end.