The are many factors to consider when it comes to choosing the right college. The college you go to will be the start of your career so it is important to make a wise decision. First you need to decide whether you want to stay close to home, go some what far from home, or go out of state. For the purpose of this post lets say you have decided to stay in the state of California. The next step would be to narrow done the amount of colleges you wish to apply to. I would say that having about five colleges to apply to is a good number. in choosing these colleges there are few other things one must consider. While, no one expects you to know what you want to do for the rest of your life in terms of a career, by know you should have an idea of what you are interested in. Based on that idea you need to pick a college that has the major of you choice or majors you are interested in. For example if you are interested in the whole medical scene there is no point in applying to a clown college. Get the point? Choose a college that has a major you like but also has other majors you might want to consider. The next step would be to submit all your applications. Make sure everything the college has asked for is taken care off. As much as it sucks the next step is to wait. Once you know which colleges have accepted you, make your final decision. Re-consider your interests, where you plan on staying and anything else. Choose the college that satisfies your requirements the most and let them know you will be attending their institution. Follow these steps and you will be college bound in no time.