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How do I create a balanced college application list?

Hey guys! I'm a high school junior and I'm working on creating my college application list. How many reach, match, and safety schools should I include? How can I make sure that my list is balanced and gives me the best chance of getting accepted somewhere? Any advice would be super helpful!

10 months ago

Hi there! Building a balanced college list is a great way to increase your chances of getting accepted. Generally, it's recommended to have a mix of reach, match, and safety schools. A common approach is to have 2-4 reach schools, 3-5 match schools, and 2-3 safety schools. To ensure your list is balanced, research each school's admission requirements and compare them with your own academic profile (GPA, test scores, extracurricular activities). Reach schools are those where your profile falls below the average admitted student, match schools are where your profile aligns well with the average admitted student, and safety schools are where your profile is above the average admitted student. Don't forget to also consider factors like location, size, campus culture, and available majors when making your list. Good luck with your college search and applications!

10 months ago

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