In the coming months, as high school seniors make their final college choice, juniors (and some eager sophomores) are just beginning their search for the right college. There are so many different factors and types of schools to consider, and many students will be torn between the affordability of a state institution, and the academic opportunities and benefits of a small, private college. Wouldn’t it be great to have both? Enter honors colleges. Over the past years, attending an honors college has become a growing trend, and it can be a fantastic opportunity for a high-achieving student who may want a larger school (or the economic value of a public institution), but also the individual attention and opportunity of a private college.