Well, I already know the school I want to go to. I want to go to Harvard college. The best ivy league school I know
I pray my wish since childhood come true
Well, I really hope your wish comes true and you get into your dream college. But here is some advice form somebody who experienced a similar situation (currently a senior who is committed to Northeastern University).
When I was a freshmen, the first ivy league school I found out was of Stanford. I fell in love with Stanford even without knowing and researching the University. I couldn't imagine myself going anywhere else. If I think back about it now, I admit Stanford might have been my dream college mainly becuase of its prestige. But as I matured and progressed in my high school years, I realized that there is more to a University than its prestige when researching them.
Here are some things you have to look at...
1. Location (what if you don't like the state the University is in?)
2. Major (what's the point of it being ivy if it doesn't offer the path or field you want to be in)
3. Public/private & small/big school (it all boils down to your preference. Do you want to experience a small community feel and be close with your professors? Or a totally opposite experience?)
I hope this helped clear things up a bit! :)
I hope you get into your dream school! With that said, please also remember to apply to safety schools that suit your preferences (major, school size, social life...) as well. Harvard is a great school, but also add those safety and target schools just in case. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Like another commenter wrote, also make sure that the schools you choose to apply to will be the right fit for you. Keep in mind you’ll be spending 4 years of your life at that school, so make sure you can see yourself calling that school home. Hope this helped. Best of luck on your journey!
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