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How do I decide which Ivy League school is right for me?

Hey everyone, I'm considering applying to Ivy League schools, but I'm not sure which one would be the best fit for me. How did you decide which one to apply to or attend? I'm looking for some guidance in this process. Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about applying to Ivy League schools. To help you decide which one would be the best fit for you, it's essential to consider various factors related to both the academic and campus life aspects of each school.

Start by considering the location, urban or rural setting, and campus size. For example, if you prefer an urban environment, you might lean towards schools like Columbia or UPenn, while if you're more interested in a smaller, more intimate setting, Dartmouth could be a good choice.

If you're already fairly certain about a particular major, you should also research how strong each Ivy League school is in that field. You'll want a school that has a strong program in your intended area of study.

Finally, consider opportunities for extracurricular activities, study abroad programs, research, and internships that align with your interests. Visit campuses, if possible, attend open houses or information sessions, and if you have the chance, try to connect with current or past students, to get the clearest sense possible of what your life at each school would look like.

Once you've done some more research, it might be helpful to make a list of criteria that are important to you and compare each school. Best of luck in your search!

9 months ago

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