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Your chance of acceptance
Duke University
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Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

What is some advice for finding the right college fit?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior who's been researching colleges, but with so many options, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. How did you find the right college fit? Any tips or advice would be much appreciated! Thank you!

9 months ago

Hello! It's completely normal to feel overwhelmed when searching for the right college fit. A good starting point is to create a list of your priorities and values. Think about factors like the size of the school, its location, available majors, athletics, extracurricular opportunities, and financial aid options.

Next, organize a list of schools you're interested in based on your priorities and do further research on them. You might want to consider attending college fairs, reaching out to current students and alumni, or participating in campus tours to get a better sense of the school's culture and atmosphere.

It's also worthwhile to create a spreadsheet to track your research so you can efficiently compare and contrast different schools. And remember, there's no harm in applying to a few 'reach' schools, as well as 'target' and 'safety' schools.

I hope this helps! Enjoy the journey and trust yourself; you'll find the right fit for you. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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