Leyden Takes on U of I


A group of students took a trip down to the University of Illinois.

The application season is in full swing and the important question comes up, what college will best fit your needs.? A great way to decide what college you go to is to visit the campus. Visiting a campus can make or break the school. you may not want to go to a school where you feel unwelcome or uncomfortable.With college life approaching, you may want to make sure that the school you are choosing is the right place for you. A home away from home is crucial since you may spend four years or more here. Imagine pulling up to the school and you already want to go home. College isn’t cheap, and if you’re going to spend tens of thousands of dollars, you have to be comfortable with the school.

Leyden recently took a trip out to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to give some students help with the college decision. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign isn’t too far from Franklin Park and provides a great education not too far from the school. It is a home away from home. Senior Danh Nguyen, is considering attending the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and has visited many other schools. Danh is considering the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and this visit has helped shaped his decision. He said “This visit has altered my decision because I was looking for schools that are in the city and close to home, but I could see myself at this school. U of I was one of my main schools because it has the major that I want to study.” In Danh’s case, his mindset was changed by visiting the school. A college visit is something that allows you to feel the vibe of the university. You may have a specific college in mind, but you visit the school and see that it just isn’t for you. Then you visit some college that you thought wouldn’t be a good fit for you be an amazing fit.  Danh believes “College visits are very beneficial because if you go to a college that you don’t like, then it would be a waste of time and money”. For you Seniors, time is running out, so you may want to visit a college and see how the college fits you.