Keep an open mind
“What’s Elon?” Many local parents asked a few years back…now it’s on many college lists. “I never heard of Williams.” Maybe you haven’t, yet College Data notes it as “Most Difficult” in acceptance, with nearly 7,000 applicants and only 1,230 students accepted. University of Dayton makes Princeton Review's "Students Love these Colleges," Happiest Students," and "Everyone Plays Intramural Sports" lists.The point? Don’t rule out schools you’ve never heard of before investigating them. See nearby Bloomsburg University above, a mid-sized school with beautiful campus, strong academic programs, great athletics and social life + excellent value.