#RideToCollege How to Choose a School


So far in this series we have discussed doing your research, preparing for your college search, the rules surrounding recruitment, and eligibility. But how do you go about actually choosing a school? What should factor into your decision?
Everyone has their own methods, but here are the major factors we think should be considered:

For most high school students cost is going to have a huge impact on where they go to school. Scholarships (academic and athletic), financial aid and work study will all factor into this. Bottom line, it is important to compare the total cost of attendance between schools.
What do you want to study? Does the school you are looking at offer that? Is the program well regarded with alumni succeeding after college? Student-athletes are students first and so academics should be one of the top factors in your decision.
Personal Fit
This covers just about everything else. From student life to distance from home each of these aspects affects students differently. If cycling is a huge personal focus then a varsity team or large club program may be best for you. If it isn’t that’s okay too but you have to make sure the school you choose is best for you.
Tune in to #RideToCollege tomorrow on Twitter for tips from current athletes on choosing schools and why they chose their college.
Every junior email series from here on out will now include an expose on some of the country’s most exciting club and varsity programs! We hope this varied selection of schools based on location, school size, and team designation will give you a better idea of which type of school to apply to. 

Princeton University
Princeton Cycling is still going strong!
Founded in 1879, Princeton Cycling is still going strong!

The Princeton University Cycling Team (PUCT) was founded in 1879. The team has a rich history of numerous conference, regional, and national titles. Today, the PUCT is a Division-II club program that competes in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference (ECCC).

Team members are primarily undergraduates, with diversity in grades, gender, majors, and backgrounds. Volunteer coaches, Jon Beyer and Joe White, have guided us to successful seasons, leading to sponsorships with Loews Hotels, Boo Bicycles, Capo Cycling Apparel, and Halters Cycles.

In 2016 and 2017, the team has sent members to compete at collegiate nationals. Please like our Facebook page for updates and read about our team history on our website. If you have questions, please email PUCT presidents Heidi Miller or Andrew Scott.

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