Catalyst Survey Group, Picking a college

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"What year in high school did you begin planning for college?"  
Junior 49%
Sophomore 21
Freshman 16
Senior 13
   
"Who helped you decide to attend college?"  
Decided by myself 45%
Parent, other family 43
Guidance counselor 14
Teacher 11
   
"How important was each of the following in your decision on which college to attend?"  
  very important somewhat important not at all important
Academic reputation 64% 32% 4%
Courses offered 64 30 6
Cost 59 29 12
Location 43 40 17
Reputation for diversity 35 49 16