What do you want to be when you grow up? Is one of the many questions that are asked by teachers and adults. Through the research and development of this paper, I feel that I am finally prepared to answer that question. College has always been in my plans but which college? Well, I have it narrowed down to three excellent and well -known colleges. Ohio University of Athens, The Ohio State University of Columbus and Miami University are the colleges that I feel would foremost prepare me to become an athletic trainer. My first college choice is Ohio University of Athens; I think that Ohio University is a prominent university. Also, I like the rural location of the college. This college provides the classes I need to pursue my career in athletic training. There are many things to consider when considering what college to attend. College can be costly when it comes to tuition. Tuition of Ohio University is $10,380 per semester (collegecalc.org).The number of people that attend one college is important information as well. According to Ohio University Fact Book there are 21,724 students enrolled at Ohio University (p.3).There are 280 undergraduate majors offered at Ohio University (Ohio University Fact Book p.3).ACT scores are a big part of deciding whether or not you can get into a college. The recommended score for Ohio university averages between 21-26 (ohio.edu).Money is a large part of college and luckily many colleges offer scholarships and financial aid. Ohio University has a variety of scholarships that are offered, among these are the Ohio Signature Awards for first year students, also scholarships for current students (ohio.edu).Financial aid is also needed by many especially me, Ohio university offers student loans, parent ... ... middle of paper ... ...h by 2020(nata.org). I am preparing myself to the best of my ability so that I have what it takes to get into one of these colleges’. I feel that Ohio University, The Ohio State University and Miami University would best prepare me to pursue my career in athletic training. Works Cited Ohio University.2014.web.14 March 2014. Ohio University Fact book.2013.14 March 2014. The Ohio State University.2014.web.20 March 2014. CollegeCalc.2013.web.21 March 2014. Miami Ohio university.2014.web.31 March 2014. National Athletic Trainers association.2014.1 April 2014. Explore Health Careers.2014. 2 April 2014. All Health Care.2014.2 April 2014. My Plan.2014.10 April 2014.