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Choosing a college during the final years of high school can be a longstrenuous process full of many lifelong decisions These decisions can be brokendown into six categories The categories are cost entrance requirements locationliving arrangements unique programs and extracurricular activities TheUniversity of Missouri St Louis and the University of Missouri Columbia havesome similarities yet many more differencesA major concern when deciding which college to attend is cost Cost consistsof not only tuition but also books room and board If one would like to attend theUniversity of Missouri Columbia for a residential student the composite cost fortuition is four thousand three hundred twenty three dollars The tuition cost isrelatively the same at the University of Missouri St Louis Their approximateannual cost is four thousand seven hundred ninety five dollars and eighty cents Therefore tuition for the University of Missouri Columbia is four hundred seventydollars and eighty cents cheaper than the University of Missouri St LouisColleges have entrance requirements so that the college receives the caliber ofstudents they want This is important to a student because the requirementsactually make sure the students are all around the same intelligence level Thismakes college life more neutral The University of Missouri Columbia and theUniversity of Missouri St Louis are both on the University of Missouri system Thissystem says a student must complete four units of English and mathematics threeunits of science and social studies two units of the same foreign language and oneunit fine arts These are often called the seventeen core credits for college Thissystem also requires an ACT score of at least seventeen but with this low of an ACTscore one needs to be in the top ninety-four percentile of their class If ones ACTcomposite is twenty-four or higher then that applicant meets the minimumThe location of a college can be a major deciding factor when one planswhich college to go to Is the college in and urban suburban or rural area Is thecrime rate in the
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