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Choosing the right college: How important are college rankings?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior who's just starting the college search process, and I've been looking at various college rankings (like US News and Forbes). I'm not sure how much weight I should give to these rankings when choosing where to apply. Could any experienced applicants or current college students weigh in on the importance of rankings? Thanks in advance!

11 months ago

Hey there! I totally get where you're coming from, as I went through the same process with my child not too long ago. College rankings can be a useful starting point, but they shouldn't be the only factor in your decision. It's important to remember that rankings are based on specific criteria, which may or may not align with your priorities as a student. Some factors to consider when choosing a college include location, size, academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, and financial aid packages. In my child's case, they ultimately chose a college that wasn't ranked as highly as some others they were considering, but it was the best fit for them based on the campus environment and the specific program they wanted to study. So, while rankings can be a helpful tool, it's essential to research each college individually and think about what factors are most important to you in a school. Best of luck with your college search!

11 months ago

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