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How much does my high school's reputation matter to colleges?

Hey! I'm a junior and my high school isn't very well-known or highly ranked in terms of academics. I was wondering how much colleges care about the reputation of the high school you're applying from. Will the fact that my school isn't highly ranked hurt my chances of getting into a good college? Thank you!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking about college admissions early. While it's true that an impressive high school reputation might give some students a slight advantage, it's important to remember that colleges look at each candidate holistically. That means they'll be considering your GPA, test scores, extracurriculars, essays, and more.

Colleges understand that not every student has access to top-ranked schools or resources. What matters most is how you perform in the context of the opportunities available to you. By excelling in your academics and participating in meaningful extracurricular activities, you can stand out regardless of your high school's reputation.

9 months ago

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