One of the first major steps everyone must take before going off to college is (of course) choosing a college to attend! This step is not one of the easiest because there are so many things to take into consideration: cost of tuition, housing, food, distance from home, academic standards, size/population, student organizations, athletics, specialized majors, programs, and so much more. It's important to make the "right" choice (by that I mean the best fit for you!), especially because you obviously hope to remain at your university-of-choice for all of your undergraduate years.
Indiana University was the best fit for me for multiple reasons. I knew I couldn't go to a small school in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do nearby, but IU's campus and the city of Bloomington is gorgeous and bustling. I knew I wanted to stay relatively close to home and I knew I had received a good scholarship after applying to IU. Some of my friends would also be attending IU, but I would be able to meet many other wonderful people during my time in Bloomington. Keeping all of this in mind, I was able to make my decision to come to IU and I haven't once regretted it! Finding your best fit is stressful, but if you take the time to consider everything wisely you will hopefully have an amazing college experience!