You'll likely create a wiser list if you ask an admissions person the questions among these that are relevant to your situation:
- For a student with my grades and test scores, what's the average freshman-to-senior growth in reading writing, etc? (If you're told that the institution doesn't collect that data, it suggests they don't care enough about student growth to do so.)
- What percentage of freshmen with my grades, test scores, and planned major, graduate within four years? Five years? If it's a graduate program, what is the average, not the expected, time it takes to complete the degree?
- My family makes $X a year and has, not counting their home, has $Y in assets. My GPA is Z and my SAT/GRE etc is Q. Approximately, how much am I likely to end up paying in cash and how much loan will I be expected to take? And what will my package look like in years 2-4? Year 5 and beyond?
- In your institution's most recent accreditation review, did it receive a full ten-year term? What did the accreditation's visiting team report cite as your institution's greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses?
- Would you email me a copy of the results of the most recent student or alumni satisfaction survey?
- What percentage of graduates in my planned major are professionally employed within a year of graduation?