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How to research a university and compile a balanced college list?

Hey guys, I'm having a hard time figuring out what factors to consider when researching a university. What are some pointers you'd suggest when trying to compile a balanced college list? I'm an aspiring biomedical engineering major, and I'm really into the idea of doing research throughout my college years.

9 months ago

Hey there! Since you're interested in biomedical engineering and research, you'll want to prioritize schools with strong programs in those areas. Here are some tips to help you compile a list:

1. Start by researching schools based on rankings for biomedical engineering programs. However, don't solely rely on rankings – also consider factors such as class sizes, faculty expertise, and research facilities, depending on what your particular goals are for college.

2. Look into available research opportunities and funding, specifically for undergraduates. You can find this information on university websites or through contacting the program office directly.

3. Don't forget the importance of location, campus culture, and extracurricular opportunities – it’s crucial to find a school where you'll be happy and have a well-rounded experience.

4. Separate your list into three categories: reach, target, and safety schools based on your profile and each school's acceptance rates to have a diverse and balanced selection. To help you create a balanced list, you can utilize CollegeVine's chancing algorithm: https://www.collegevine.com/admissions-calculator

I hope these pointers help you as you dive into your college search. Best of luck with creating a strong school list!

9 months ago

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