Another College Advice Thread--Please Help!

<p>I understand that now is the time in my life that I need to be looking at colleges, however, neither of my parents are college graduates and as such, I know near nothing about the process or college in general.</p>

<p>Vaguely speaking, I'm interested in doing something regarding people and I've been directed to the field of Anthropology.</p>

<p>My grades are usually B's with a few A's or C's, and I got a composite score of 31 on the ACT.</p>

<p>If anyone knows any good schools for anthropology, or has any other suggestions at all, they would be extremely welcome!</p>

<p>Thank you for your time!</p>

<p>I'd encourage you to look at liberal arts colleges. Most will be much smaller than universities and will have better personal support and advice for students who are first generation to go to college. They'll also give you time to explore a number of academic subjects so that you'll have the chance to figure out what you want to do. You might want to become a doctor to work with people. Or maybe a lawyer. Maybe a community advocate. Maybe a journalist. Everything regards people in one way or another.</p>

<p>Have you asked your parents what they can afford to pay for your schooling?</p>

<p>Try to visit some nearby schools because you may be able to tell by your reaction to the places whether you want small or large, urban or more suburban/rural etc. Figure out what your parents can pay and how far away geogaphically you are willing to go. Then you can go through U.S. News to find schools for which your scores are at the 50%-75% level. Since you aren't certain about the anthropology thing and all colleges and universities will have it as a major, you should just aim for the best place academically that 's affordable.</p>