According to a survey conducted by Noodle Education, one of the issues parents are most concerned about is that their college student find a college that is the right ”fit.” 72.5% of parents ranked this as highly important to them.
Students, too, want to find a college that is the right fit. Guidance counselors encourage students to look for the college that is the right fit. Colleges claim to be the right fit for your student.
So what exactly does it mean to say that a college is the right ”fit” for a student, and how can a student find that fit?
The quality of fit in a college is a complex concept. It is often difficult to define or describe, but students often know it when they find it.