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What factors do colleges consider when evaluating applicants?

Hi everyone, I'm a high school junior and I'm trying to get a better understanding of what colleges look for in applicants. Besides grades and test scores, what other factors do colleges consider when evaluating students? Any insight would be really helpful!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about college applications early. In addition to grades and test scores, colleges consider many other factors when evaluating applicants. Some of these factors include extracurricular activities, personal essays, letters of recommendation, interviews, and demonstrated interest in the college. They also look at the rigor of your high school curriculum, as well as any honors or AP classes you've taken. It's important to show that you're a well-rounded individual and have engaged in activities that align with your interests and passions. Another factor is your personal background, as colleges aim to create a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Finally, some colleges also consider legacy status (if a parent or sibling attended the college) or if you're a recruited athlete. It's important to keep in mind that different colleges may weigh these factors differently, so do your research and tailor your application to each school. Good luck!

10 months ago

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