Let's get the basics down first!
School Name / URL
Number of undergraduate students
Admissions Contact Name, Phone, Email
Middle 25%-75% ACT or SAT score
Academics come first in your college choice. Research your options at the school.
List the majors and minors you are considering
List of course you are interested in and why it sounds appealing
List another course you are interested in and why
List a professor whose academic interests and research appeal to you. It's helpful to read each professor's bio and at least one of his/her published papers. You should easily find a link to the professor's works on the departmental website.
Why does this research interest you?
What will it be like everyday if you attend this college? What is the culture on campus?
What residence hall would you live in? What stands out about it?
Closest town and things to do in the area
Cafeteria, common areas, general campus feel
Clubs and Activities offered you are interested in
How do your college and career goals, your values and experiences support the school's mission? What are they seeking in a prospective students?
How do I support the schools mission?
Community service or outreach opportunities