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Should I apply to all eight Ivy League schools?

I'm considering applying to all eight Ivy League schools to increase my chances of getting into at least one. Is this a good strategy, or should I narrow down my choices and focus on the specific schools that truly fit my goals and interests? Thank you for any advice!

9 months ago

It's great that you're being ambitious with your college applications and aiming high! While applying to all eight Ivy League schools may seem like a good strategy to increase your chances, it's crucial to understand that each school has different characteristics and programs. Choosing the schools that truly fit your preferences, goals, and interests will make a significant difference in your college experience.

My daughter and I faced a similar decision-making process, and we decided to prioritize fit and balance to apply to a combination of Ivy League and non-Ivy League schools with strong programs in her desired field of study. Instead of just focusing on the name and prestige, researching each school in-depth helped her end up attending a university that truly matched her needs and aspirations.

You may want to think about the factors that matter to you, such as size, location, academic programs, extracurricular opportunities, and campus culture. Do proper research and think introspectively about your college choices. Trust me, you'll thank yourself later for choosing a school that is the right fit for you. Good luck with the application process, and remember to enjoy the journey!

9 months ago

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