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How can I thoroughly research colleges and universities?

Hello, I'm a junior trying to create a list of colleges and universities to apply to in the next year. I have my potential major (biochemistry) in mind, but I want to make sure that I'm attending a school that is a good fit for me personally as well as academically. Can anyone suggest a comprehensive way to research colleges and universities to ensure I'm choosing wisely? Thank you!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you've already started thinking about the right colleges for you. I understand how important it is to find a school that not only fits your academic needs but also matches your personal preferences.

You might want to consider using a mix of online resources and personal interactions to get a deeper understanding of each college. Websites like CollegeVine, College Board, and individual college websites can provide you with detailed information about programs, student life, and other aspects of a college. Don't forget to also check out student reviews and forums to get an insider's perspective.

Additionally, I would recommend reaching out to current students or alumni through social media or college fairs. Talking to someone who has experienced the school firsthand can give you valuable insights into the atmosphere and opportunities available. You could also try to schedule campus visits or participate in virtual tours to get a sense of each college's environment and culture.

Lastly, don't hesitate to consult with your school counselor or teachers who might have helpful insights or suggestions. Good luck with your search!

9 months ago

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