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Duke University
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Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


Low accuracy (4 of 18 factors)

How can I research a university more effectively?

Hey guys, I'm a high school junior and I've been struggling with researching colleges in-depth. I've visited websites and read various ranking lists, but I feel like I'm missing out on important information. Does anyone have any tips or advice on how to research a university to gain a better understanding of its academics, campus life, and other factors? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! I can understand why researching universities can be overwhelming, but I think I might have some suggestions to help you out.

First, consider using college search tools like CollegeVine, where you can input your preferences and get matched with schools that align with your choices. These websites often provide detailed information about academics, campus life, and financial aid.

Next, try reaching out to current students or alumni from the universities you're interested in. They can provide honest, firsthand perspective on their experiences, academics, and campus life. You can usually find them on the school’s Facebook groups or through your own network.

Additionally, I recommend watching YouTube videos and taking virtual tours to get a visual sense of the campus and facilities. Many students share their experiences through vlogs or campus tour videos, which can be insightful.

Lastly, you can look for university-specific forums or threads on sites like Reddit to gather information on the school’s culture, traditions, and quirks. Just remember to take opinions with a grain of salt, as everyone's experience is different!

Good luck with your college search, and I hope these tips are helpful!

9 months ago

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