What are the most overlooked factors in college choice (either in making the application list, or deciding where to matriculate)?
* (When making the application list) Cost considerations, since it appears that many do not consider them at all, or use assumptions about them that may not necessarily be correct.
* Whether intended or possible majors have a secondary admission process to get into after enrolling, or have a progression requirement to stay in the major beyond good academic standing and passing the major courses.
* (For pre-med and pre-law hopefuls) How much grade inflation there is relative to admission selectivity.
* Graduation rates counted by tuition-paying semesters, relative to admission selectivity and choice of major, to remove confounding selection effects and effects of co-ops and gap semesters. (Granted, comparable information on this may be hard to find; widely available raw graduation rates are much less useful because the effect of admission selectivity tends to dominate other factors in raw graduation rates.)
* (For community colleges as transfer preparation) How well each community college covers the frosh/soph course work for the intended major at the target four year schools.