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What should I consider when choosing which colleges to apply to?

Hi all, I'm a junior trying to come up with a list of colleges to apply to. There are so many options, and I'm not sure what factors I should be considering when making my decision. Can anyone share some advice on how to narrow down my choices? Thanks in advance!

10 months ago

Hey there! I understand how overwhelming the college search process can be. When my child was in your position, we considered a few key factors to help narrow down their choices. First, think about what kind of academic programs you're interested in and see if the colleges offer strong programs in those areas. Second, consider the size of the college - do you prefer a small, intimate setting or a larger, more diverse campus? Third, location is important - do you want to stay close to home or go farther away? Urban, suburban, or rural settings can also make a significant difference in your college experience. Finally, consider the campus culture and extracurricular activities available. Are there clubs, sports, or organizations that you'd like to join? Try to visit some colleges, if possible, to get a feel for the campus atmosphere. Remember, it's important to find a college where you'll be happy and thrive academically and socially. Good luck!

10 months ago

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