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How important are school rankings?

Hey all, I'm working on my college list and wondering how important school rankings really are. Should I prioritize them over other factors like programs and overall fit? I'd appreciate your thoughts!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great to see that you're putting thought into your college list. While school rankings can provide a general idea of a college's reputation and resources, it's important to remember that they shouldn't be the sole deciding factor. Programs, overall fit, and other aspects like campus culture and location are often more critical in determining which college is right for you.

For example, my own child prioritized the quality of their desired program along with overall fit and campus culture when choosing a college, and they ended up being quite happy with their choice, even though it wasn't the highest-ranked option. Ultimately, it's about finding the school that aligns with your individual needs and goals.

Best of luck with your search!

9 months ago

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