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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

How can I research colleges effectively?

Hi everyone, I'm a high school junior and I'm starting to research colleges. What resources or strategies would you recommend to find the best fit for me? Thanks in advance!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting your college research early. Here are some steps that I would recommend for finding the best fit for you:

1. Start with your interests and goals: Consider your academic interests, intended major, future career goals, and what type of campus environment you prefer (urban, suburban, or rural).

2. Look into college search tools: Websites like College Board's Big Future, Cappex, and Niche can help you discover colleges based on your preferences and provide valuable information on academics, campus life, and more.

3. Attend college fairs and open houses: These events can give you an opportunity to interact with college representatives and gather information on various institutions.

4. Talk to your high school counselor: They can provide guidance based on their experience with previous students and knowledge about different colleges and programs.

5. Visit campuses: If possible, try to visit some colleges on your list to get a feel for the campus and community.

Good luck with your college search!

11 months ago

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