The college decision. It is the most exciting part of senior year as well as the most difficult. After working hard for four years, we must make the final decision of where we will be living for the next four years. High school has passed by and we are now taking our first step into the real world. For some of us that means staying in state but others it is going to the other side of the country. In less then a week, everyone will know where he or she are going and what they will be studying. CBS conducted survey on high school graduate’s decision as they begin college. They found that
79% were accepted by their No. 1 college.
61% are attending their No. 1 choice.
14% are attending college more than 500 miles from home.
35% are attending college that's 50 miles or less from home.
48% graduated from high school with an A- or better grade point average.
24% expect to need tutoring or remedial help with math.
29% are liberal.
22% are conservative.
68% took at least one Advanced Placement class in high school.
42% want to obtain a master's degree.
10% hope to become a veterinarian, dentist or physician.
18% want to earn a Ph.D.
14% expect to major in business.
30% estimated that their parents' income was less than $50,000.
12% estimated that their parents' income was $200,000 or higher.
4% have unemployed fathers.
8% have unemployed mothers.
53% have borrowed to attend college.
49% are working to pay for college.
Not only are we living on our own but we will have to cook, study, do the laundry, and survive all on our own. For some that is easy while for others it will be a huge adjustment. The college journey has just begun and it is only a matter of time before we are graduating college and moving on to a job and the rest of our lives.