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How do I choose a safety, target, and reach school?

Hey everyone! I'm a high school junior and starting to put together my college list. I'm struggling to determine which schools should be considered safety, target, and reach schools. Can anyone offer advice on how to choose these categories and balance my list? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're starting to think about your college list. When categorizing schools as safety, target, and reach, consider a few factors like your GPA, test scores, and overall academic profile compared to the average admitted student at each school. A safety school is one where your credentials are well above the average admitted student, and you have a very high chance of being admitted. A target school is one where your credentials align closely with the average admitted student, so you have a good chance of being admitted. A reach school is one where your credentials may fall slightly below the average admitted student, and getting in would be a bit more challenging. To balance your list, aim for a mix of schools in each category. Remember to also consider factors like location, size, academic programs, and campus culture when creating your list. All the best in your college search!

9 months ago

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