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Are college rankings a reliable way to choose a college?

Hey, I'm a junior and I've been looking at college rankings to help me decide which college to apply to. I'm wondering if these rankings are really reliable, or if there are other factors I should be considering when making my decision. What do you guys think? Thanks for your help!

7 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're being proactive about your college search. College rankings can certainly provide some insight into the overall reputation and quality of an institution, but it's important not to rely solely on these rankings. Many factors go into determining a college's rank, and some of those factors may not be as relevant to your personal interests or needs. Instead, consider other aspects such as location, campus atmosphere, available resources, and programs that cater to your academic and career goals. My child found it helpful to visit campuses and talk to current students to get a better feel for the college experience at each school. In the end, the best college for you will be the one that aligns with your priorities and offers the best opportunities for personal growth and success. Good luck in your search!

7 months ago

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