Hello! I'm a junior and I'm starting to think about my college applications. I'm not sure how many colleges I should apply to. What's a good number to aim for? Any advice is appreciated, thanks!
Hey there! It's great to see you planning ahead for your college applications. The number of colleges to apply to can vary depending on your preferences and goals. Generally, it's a good idea to apply to around 8-12 colleges. This allows you to have a mix of reach, target, and safety schools. Reach schools are those where your academic profile might be below the average admitted student, but you still have a chance. Target schools are where your academic profile matches well with the average admitted student, and safety schools are those where you're very likely to be admitted due to your strong academic profile. Remember, it's important to do thorough research on each college and make sure you would be happy attending any of them. Quality is more important than quantity when it comes to college applications. Good luck with your college search and applications!