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Is it worth it to apply to colleges with low acceptance rates?

Hello everyone! I'm a junior in high school and I'm considering applying to some colleges with low acceptance rates. Is it worth it to apply, or should I focus on schools with higher acceptance rates? Thanks for your input!

8 months ago

Hi there! When it comes to college applications, it's important to have a well-rounded list of schools that includes a mix of reach, target, and safety schools. Reach schools are those with low acceptance rates where admission might be more challenging, while target and safety schools have higher acceptance rates and a better likelihood of admission. It's definitely worth applying to some reach schools, as long as you're aware of the possibility of not getting in. Just make sure you also apply to a good number of target and safety schools to increase your chances of being accepted somewhere. Additionally, don't forget to consider factors like location, size, programs offered, and financial aid when creating your list. Remember, the goal is to find a college where you'll be happy and successful, regardless of its acceptance rate. Best of luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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