20 Schools and Colleges You Wish You Went To

If you just went to school for the classes, you could go anywhere, but truly special colleges and universities go above and beyond helping students achieve their dreams. Study.com asked 'What is one way your school helps you achieve your dreams through education?', and our readers spilled it all. Read on for 20 schools that really care about their students' success.

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When choosing a college, so many things go into making a decision. Are the professors strong teachers? What is the social scene like? Are classes easy to get into to?

Do people ever stop to think how a school helps its students to pursue their goals? We asked students applying for our Tuition Won't Stop Me Scholarship, 'What is one way your school helps you achieve your dreams through education?' We learned about fantastic schools all across the U.S. who use innovative and hands-on techniques to help students achieve their goals and move on to great careers.

Gainesville State College

They really help to lower stress levels when exam time roles around so we will do better on them. They are really focused on their students happiness and achievements in life. --Shelby Kiker, Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

My school has a career center here, where they can help build resumes, teach work etiquite and put your resume to the public so employers can view them. --Camarin Chargualaf, Student

Santa Clara University

My school has plenty of resources for accounting students and has a very good connection with over 32 accounting firms in the bay area. They host a lot of networking events together with resume writing workshop for us. --Tran Le, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Seminole State College

Seminole State College oversees several honors programs in which students can distinguish themselves and engage in deeper discourse and research. By tapping into discussions and developing my own research skills early on in topics of all types, I gain the further enrichment and perspective that is valued of philosophers and scholars. --Marshal Payne, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Philosophy

University of Virginia

My school is helping me to achieve my dreams of becoming a nurse by offering me volunteer and part time opportunities as an undergraduate student. --Linda Ruamthong, Nursing

Metropolitan College of New York

MCNY has created an accelerated degree program that affords adult professionals the time to earn bachelor degrees in 2 1/2 years and master degrees in less than 2 years. --T.G. Davis, Bachelor of Business Administration

Mount St. Marys College

My school opens so many doors. The fact that we have clinicals at different hospitals is amazing because I can have the opportunity to network and possibly find a future job/boss. --Marlene Figueroa, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

MiraCosta College

The EOPS (Equal Opportunities Program and Services) provides textbook loans, a $200 textbook fee waiver and priority registration for low-income students. --Phat Nguyen

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

The school is willing and wanting to help every individual with whatever you need. Each professor is very personable and helpful. --Kaitlynn Fratz, Bachelor In Early Childhood Education

Florida College

Few schools offer the Major of Biblical Studies. Florida College is nearly unique in this aspect. --Dakota Freeland, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Notre Dame de Namur

They have an excellent science department, they also have a low teacher to student ratio. --Victor Camacho, Bachelor's in Biochemistry

Trinity Lutheran College

Trinity Lutheran College is a small enough school that I can spend nearly all of my free time outside of class learning under the wing of my department head, professors, and other respected members of the school body. I am surrounded by people eager to educate me on a personal level. That is an absolutely nonexchangeable value relative to the attention I would receive at a larger campus elsewhere. --Frank Elavsky, Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy


Wesleyan does the best they can to help all of their student with costs and scholarships. With flexible payment and information about all types of scholarship opportunities, they've done a great deal to help me financially throughout my three years as a student. --Christian Bishop, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies

Valley City State University

Valley City State University is one of the best education/teaching schools around my area. It prepares me for a teaching job by telling me what elementary schools are looking for. Every class I need is here for me to enroll in. --Dayna Czeck, Bachelor of Elementary Education

Palm Beach Atlantic University

They provide an excellent program, great advisors and professors, a peaceful Christian evironment, a fulltime program conducive to working people, scholarship information, and we are linked to jobs in the field and people who can help us succeed in our profession. --Tamica Crearer, Master's in Counseling Psychology

Virginia Tech

My school has tutoring and mentoring sessions everyday. They help me because I get encouraged to succeed and finish my goals. --Tarik Phillip, Chemical Engineering major

Bryan College

Bryan College's Music Administration major is helping me learn how to approach the music market and also how to write well-structured and good-sounding music. This has made a huge impact on how I write and perform my music. --Adam Coker, Bachelor of Science in Music Administration

American University

My school helps me achieve my dreams by connecting me with career advisers who help me find internships. --Felicia Afuan, Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society

Southwest Florida College

My school is taught by instructors of the field. This gives me the advantage of knowing what i need and not a ton of useless facts on paper, so when i graduate I stand out from the rest. --Micaela Blosser, AS Health Information Mgmt.

Pine Manor College

I have a lot of support from both of my advisers at Pine Manor College. They are always there to help me with essay and research papers. I get guidance in my career and the best steps to take for the next level. --Karm Augustin, Bachelor in Communication

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If you are getting ready to choose a college, we hope that you take the time to ask current students how their college helps them pursue their goals. There are lot of factors to consider when making a college choice and getting opinions from actual students will help you make the right choice for you. And if you're a student - tweet us @Studydotcom and tell us what you love about your school.

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