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Do college rankings really matter?

Hey guys! I'm a high school junior and I've noticed that a lot of people seem to place a lot of importance on college rankings. Do college rankings really matter when it comes to choosing a college? Should I be focusing on other factors instead? Thanks for your input!

10 months ago

Hi there! College rankings can be a helpful tool when you're starting your college search, but it's important not to rely solely on them. They can give you an idea of a school's reputation, but they don't always paint a complete picture of everything that a college has to offer. The best college for you might not be the highest ranked one, and that's okay! Instead, focus on factors like the programs offered, campus culture, location, financial aid, and the overall fit for you personally. It's essential to visit campuses (virtually or in person) and talk to current students, professors, and alumni to get a feel for what the school is really like. Remember that your college experience is what you make of it, and you can succeed at any school if you work hard and take advantage of the opportunities available. Good luck with your college search, and trust your instincts when choosing the right college for you!

10 months ago

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