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What factors should I consider when creating a list of colleges to apply to?

Hi there! I'm trying to put together a list of colleges to apply to, but there are so many options that it feels a little overwhelming. What factors should I consider when narrowing down my list and deciding which schools to apply to? How did you come up with your list? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hello! It's completely normal to feel overwhelmed when creating a list of colleges to apply to. I'd recommend considering factors such as academic programs, location, campus culture, size, and financial aid offerings when narrowing down your list. Additionally, think about your long-term goals and which colleges help you best achieve them.

For instance, in our case, my child was interested in engineering, so we focused on schools with strong engineering programs. Also, my child desired smaller class sizes and a suburban environment, which helped us to further narrow down the options. Finally, we took a closer look at each college's financial aid offerings since that was an important factor for us.

Best of luck!

9 months ago

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