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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Help with researching universities: Where should I start?

Hey guys, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed as I begin researching universities. There's so much information out there, and it's hard to know where to start. What websites, resources, or tips would you suggest for effectively researching universities? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! I completely understand that the process of researching universities can be overwhelming. However, breaking it down step by step might help in making it more manageable.

First, I'd suggest assessing your personal priorities. Ask yourself questions about what you're looking for in a college: size, location, programs, and campus culture are some areas to think about.

Next, consider using websites like CollegeVine, which offers college search tools, articles, and rankings that can help you generate a list of schools matching your criteria. Another resource you could utilize is the College Board website, particularly their BigFuture search tool. Also, don't underestimate the importance of checking out the official university websites to get the most accurate information about each institution.If possible, visiting schools and attending college fairs could be helpful too.

Remember that the goal is to find a college that fits your needs and preferences, so don't stress too much about rankings. Happy researching, and good luck!

9 months ago

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