If you have access to the internet, you can easily find countless articles, blogs and guidelines that can steer you toward a college that’s right for you. If you have a helpful high school guidance counselor or parents who are happy to provide you with advice, you’re doubly lucky (depending on your definition of “luck”). A little research can help you find a university that offers the coursework, price, culture, location, and size that match your ideal. But while you’re making this complex and deeply personal decision, here are a few things that should not, under any circumstance, play a role in your choice. Try not to build your college decision around these criteria.