High school seniors and parents spend so much time worrying about getting into college, so it’s easy to forget that at some point you will have to choose a school — and that likely means rejecting a few too.

When the time comes, you’ll make (and remake) pro-and-con lists, and you’ll write down some very valid reasons for and against each. And then there might be some, other reasons…

From being too perfect to being too rainy the day of a campus visit, ahead are seven strikes students and parents levied against perfectly good schools. Do they make sense? Not so much. But, hey, they don’t always have to.

Money, Money, Money

“I got a scholarship to my safety school, and as soon as the initial flattery wore off, I was completely turned off — it was like having someone like you too much. I know this sounds terrible but in my defense, it was a very small scholarship, and the state university I ended up going to actually proved cheaper.” — Paige, 22, New York City, NY

Location Is Everything

“My daughter decided against Marist College because it was in the same town as Vassar College, which she didn’t even apply to. She thought she’d be overshadowed by it.” — Kathryn, 58, Islip, NY

Too Good to Be True

“I fell in love with Wellesley College the minute I set foot on its campus (possibly before, since I was obsessed with pictures of it). When I got in I was so excited, but then I don’t know … maybe I just fell too hard too fast. The more I thought about how pretty it was, the more I thought it wasn’t going to live up to my expectations, and I ended up choosing another school. It all worked out though!” — Kelsey, 19, Philadelphia, PA

Rain, Rain, Go Away

“I visited one school on the dreariest October day, when it was cold, gray and rainy. So I decided to give it another chance in April, and it rained again. I just couldn’t get past that — it felt like a sign.” — Jessica, 21, Chapel Hill, NC

The Brush-off

“Colgate, the college, sounded a little too much like Colgate, the toothpaste. I mean, it’s probably not the only reason I didn’t go, but it didn’t help.” — Samantha, 21, New York City, NY

Going the Distance

“My son was trying to decide between Carnegie Mellon — a manageable, if annoying, five-hour drive from our home — and Lehigh University, a one-hour drive. I may have slightly advocated for Lehigh without him knowing, solely based on the fact that it was a much shorter trip.” — Kathleen, 52, Scranton, PA

There are endless reasons to choose or not choose any given college. Chances are, many of your final choices will be between relatively equal schools, so weigh the pros and cons and go with your gut. After all, this college will be your home for the next four years, so these details matter — no matter how silly some might be.