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Should I apply to more safety, match, or reach schools?

Hey all, I'm working on finalizing my college list, and I'm not sure how many safety, match, and reach schools I should apply to. What's a good balance to aim for? Any advice would be really helpful. Thanks in advance!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're working on your college list. A good balance can vary depending on your individual profile and preferences, but a common recommendation is to apply to a mix of safety, match, and reach schools. A good starting point could be to aim for 2-3 safety schools, 3-4 match schools, and 2-3 reach schools. This way, you'll have a well-rounded list that gives you a range of options. When my child was applying, we found it helpful to make sure that they genuinely liked each school on their list, regardless of its classification. This way, they would be happy no matter where they ended up. Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach, so it's important to research each school and consider your unique circumstances. Good luck, and I hope you find the perfect balance for your college list!

11 months ago

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