Choosing a College

There is more to choosing a college than just soccer. College life will include a commitment and discipline toward academics as well as exposure to a variety of different social activities. Choosing a school should be based on Academics and love for the school first and then soccer should come second. In addition, consideration must also be given to topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • School size
  • Location – urban, suburban, rural, etc
  • Cost
  • Admission Requirements
  • Reputation
  • Class Size
  • Academic Strengths/Majors
  • Housing Options including Greek Life
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Playing Opportunities
  • Red shirt Policies
  • Walk on Policies
  • Current Rosters

Discuss playing opportunities with the coach; talk about admission requirements with the Admissions Representatives; take a virtual tour; visit the campus; interview other students and potential teammates; and evaluate each school’s overall strengths. Watch the team play and how the coach interacts with the players on the field and the style in which the team plays.

This is a 4 year commitment, so when choosing, make sure to choose the school for the school and imagine what college life would be like if you were to not play soccer (injury, got cut, decided not to play, etc.).