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Should I apply to colleges with low acceptance rates?

Hey guys, I'm a high school junior, and I've been looking into some colleges with very low acceptance rates. I'm wondering if it's worth applying to these schools, or if I should focus on schools with higher acceptance rates where I might have a better chance of getting in. What do you think? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already thinking about college applications. When it comes to applying to colleges with low acceptance rates, it really depends on your personal goals and interests. If you're genuinely passionate about a school with a low acceptance rate and you believe it's a good fit for you, then go for it! Just make sure to balance your list with other schools that have higher acceptance rates, as well. Remember, it's important to have a mix of reach, match, and safety schools in your list. My child went through the same process, and we found that having a balanced list helped reduce the stress and uncertainty during the application process. Don't be discouraged by low acceptance rates; just give it your best shot and make sure to apply to a variety of schools. You never know what might happen! Good luck with your college search and applications.

9 months ago

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