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How do you research colleges and universities efficiently?

Hi everyone! As a current junior, I'm in the process of researching different schools for my application list. There's just so much information out there, and I'm not sure how to sift through it all. What are your top tips for researching colleges and universities? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hello! It's essential to have a good system in place when researching colleges to make it more efficient. Here are some tips that worked for my child when they were in your position:

1. Start with a broad list of schools you're interested in, then gradually narrow it down. You can add schools based on factors like location, size, majors offered, or even sports teams.

2. Use credible online resources like CollegeVine, College Board, or the college's official website to gather information about each school. You can find details about acceptance rates, financial aid packages, student demographics, and campus culture.

3. Attend virtual college fairs and college visits (if possible) offered by your high school. Interacting with college representatives will give you first-hand information and a better sense of the school's environment.

4. Speak to current students or recent alumni of the colleges you're considering. They can provide insights regarding academics, social life, and extracurricular activities that may be hard to find elsewhere.

Good luck in your search, and remember, patience and perseverance are key!

9 months ago

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