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What is a good number of colleges to apply to?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior in high school, and I've started to create my list of colleges to apply to. I've heard different opinions on how many colleges a student should apply to, and I'm not sure what the ideal number is. Can anyone give me some advice on how many colleges I should apply to? Thanks so much!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting to think about your college list early. There isn't a one-size-fits-all answer to this question since the number of colleges to apply to can vary depending on your individual situation. However, a common recommendation is to apply to around 8-12 schools. This range allows you to have a balanced list, including reach, target, and safety schools. Reach schools are those where your credentials are below the average accepted student's, target schools are where your credentials closely match the average accepted student's, and safety schools are where your credentials are above the average accepted student's. It's important to apply to a mix of these types of schools, so you have multiple options and increase your chances of getting accepted. Ultimately, choose schools you genuinely want to attend and make sure to research each one thoroughly. Good luck with your applications!

10 months ago

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