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There are thousands of colleges in the United States.

Figuring out which schools should end up on your college list can feel daunting. A basic, but very helpful, element to consider while whittling down your college list is location — out-of-state versus in-state. Going out-of-state for college has many benefits: new location, a fresh start and it really opens up your options for college choices. There are also logistical, financial and emotional consequences if leaving your home state isn’t a good fit for you. Find out if you should include out-of-state schools on your college list with this quiz.