Essay about What Is the Ideal College?

689 Words Sep 25th, 2012 3 Pages
What is an Ideal College? “If you do not go to college and get a degree, then you are not going to be successful in life,” is a repeated statement said by parents with high expectations for their rising high school graduates. College has always been viewed as a road to success, or a stepping stone towards a great career from day one, even as little kids in kindergarten when our teachers asks us, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” High school is where this impacts us the most, because we have to take the SATs, pick our top college choices, and decide on our majors. When a person is searching for a college, then they are thinking, “What is my ideal college?” The ideal college has excellent academics, a comfortable social …show more content…
A person that is religious and wants to become a pastor would not choose to go to a college where religion is not recognized. They would choose to go to a Christian college, because it is an atmosphere where they are comfortable. Colleges have a reputation to uphold in order to attract incoming students and to keep their students that decide to attend. This is where professionalism comes in. It is something that all students should look for in their search of “the ideal college”. They do not want to attend a college where they are unorganized and out of place. Professionalism consists of the faculty’s attentiveness, organization, and interest of their students. Meaning how updated they keep the student body and how involved they are, especially when it comes to something like registering for classes. Academic advisors are who students go to for registering their classes. A student I know went to her advisor and ended up taking a class she did not need. She did not figure this out until it was too late. The advisor failed to guide this student in the right direction. With her being a student that goes to her advisor for assistance, the advisor, being “professional”, should have known that the student did not need to take the class. Students do not want to be driven in the wrong direction when it comes to their future, but to be informed and taught the right way. Life is all about decisions and going to

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