Do you want to be comfortable in college? I’m not talking physical comfort here but rather cultural comfort.
Students often look for colleges where they will be surrounded by other students just like them. For example, students attending Christian colleges typically do so because they want to be surrounded by other Christian students. Students who want to attend college close to where they live is another cultural comfort as is going to a college where you know other people who attend.
People like what they know because it is not threatening. But should you be completely comfortable when you go to college? For most students, I don’t think so.
Try something different. Challenge yourself in some way. College is about learning, not just in the classroom but outside the classroom as well. You learn outside the class by being around people who are different from you and who challenge you and your thinking.
If you want to be at a college where everyone is like you, that is your choice. But think about getting a little uncomfortable. You might find yourself becoming a better, more interesting person.
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