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How do I know if my college list is balanced?

Hey everyone! I've been working on my college list, but I'm not sure if it's well-balanced in terms of safety, match, and reach schools. How can I tell if I have a good mix of these types of schools? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're being proactive about creating a balanced college list. To figure out if your list is well-balanced, consider the admissions criteria and acceptance rates of the schools you're interested in. Safety schools are those where your academic profile (GPA, test scores, etc.) falls well above the average, and the acceptance rate is relatively high. Match schools are those where your academic profile is similar to that of the average admitted student, and the acceptance rate is moderate. Reach schools are those where your academic profile is below the average admitted student, and the acceptance rate is low. It's a good idea to have a few schools from each of these categories on your list. Remember, it's not just about the numbers – also take into account your personal preferences, goals, and the school's fit. Good luck with your college search!

10 months ago

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