Campus “Vibe” vs. Academics: Why College Selection Takes the Whole Family
College students aren’t just gaining an education and future career training, they’re moving to a new community. Parents often express concerns to Creative Marbles that their student is paying more attention to “atmosphere” or “how s/he feels on campus”–not “what do I want to study.” These differences in perspective can create conflict, and also are reasons why college selection is an on-going discussion. In the end, both parents and students are working to find the greatest value in a college experience.
Many universities have their own YouTube Channel to preview videos about both academics and the community a student is joining.
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