The reasons I chose Fairmont State were because I live at home and can drive every day. It is only approximately a 20 to 25 minute drive from home. Not only that, but I also know the campus well. I had been up here many times before college; so I was set and ready for this place. I also see many friends that I had in high school. Of course, no matter what college you go to, you are always going to make new friends.
I have had a good bit of free time this year. In high school, students are in school for 7 to 8 straight hours. On the other hand, in college, there are hours at a time until I go back to class. Freedom is a privilege in college.
My experiences in the Honors Program have been good because everyone in the program has been friendly and fun to be around. In my honors classes, I have made many new friends. Somehow, it feels easier to interact with them than high school peers.
My advice would be, choose a college that would make you more comfortable and more at home, socially and mentally. Most kids want to attend a popular college like University of North Carolina or Princeton. It is not all about popularity. You will still acquire the same degree no matter where you go.
Not really because I took honors classes in high school at one point, and the standards and environments are about the same. It just contains older and more mature students.