Choosing which college or university you want to spend the first four years of your independence (if you're lucky enough to get away from home) requires high schoolers to consider a lot of things at such a young tender age.
There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.
Without a plan these recent graduates could become part of the one in 10 who defaults on their student loans, risking high penalties and ruining their credit ratings before they even get into a full-time career.
With each option that comes to you, a vibration will emerge from within you. That is your true self bursting into life, and it is your best compass to feel whether the opportunity is right for you, beyond any rational analysis.
Architecture school is as much an education in how to see the world, and how to create within that world as it is to design a building. I have often wondered what happened to that lost generation of talent.
This is about as much of a buyer's market for new hires as the housing market in Flint, Michigan: if buyers have any issues with the one they're looking at now, there's a line of others desperately seeking attention.