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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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How can I determine the right Ivy League school for me?

There are so many amazing Ivy League schools, and I'm struggling to figure out which one would be the best fit for me. Can anyone offer advice or resources to help me narrow down my choices? Thank you!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's fantastic that you're considering Ivy League schools, and I understand that determining the right fit can be challenging. To start, make a list of your priorities, which could include factors like academic programs, campus culture, extracurricular opportunities, geographic location, and financial aid offerings.

From there, conduct research on each of the schools. Visit the universities' websites, read blogs and articles, and watch videos about campus life. Try to envision yourself spending four years at each school, and see which ones resonate with you the most.

Campus visits can also be a vital tool in narrowing down your choices – either in-person or virtually. Interact with current students, faculty, and alumni to get their perspectives on their experiences.

Don't forget to tap into resources like CollegeVine, college forums, and your school counselor to help inform your decision. It can also be helpful to talk to people in your field of interest, as they may provide insights into which schools offer stronger programs in your area of study.

Ultimately, you want to find the school that feels like the best match for you – a place where you can thrive academically, personally, and socially. Good luck with your search!

9 months ago

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