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Is it worth applying to colleges with low acceptance rates?

Hello! I'm a junior, and I've been looking at some colleges with really low acceptance rates. Is it even worth applying to these schools, or am I just setting myself up for disappointment? I'd appreciate any input or advice. Thanks!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great to hear that you're considering your college options as a junior. Applying to colleges with low acceptance rates can be both challenging and rewarding. It's important to understand that while these schools are highly competitive, they may also offer unique opportunities and experiences that could align with your academic goals and aspirations. My advice would be to apply to a mix of schools, including reach, target, and safety schools. This way, you can ensure that you have a well-balanced list of colleges to consider. As long as you are realistic about your chances and well-prepared with a strong application, there's no harm in trying. Remember, it's always better to have tried and faced rejection than to never have tried at all. Good luck with your applications, and feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns!

10 months ago

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