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Does attending a feeder high school improve my chances for Ivy League colleges?

Hello! I'm currently attending a competitive high school that's often referred to as an 'Ivy League feeder,' and I'm curious if this reputation actually holds any weight when it comes to college admissions. Would it boost my chances of getting into an Ivy League school? Thanks for your input!

9 months ago

Hello! Attending a competitive high school can impact your college admissions chances, but not necessarily in the way you might think. While Ivy League colleges do look for rigor and high academic standards when evaluating applicants, they also strive for a diverse student body.

Ivy League schools receive applications from students who have attended a wide range of high schools, both public and private. So although coming from a reputable high school might catch their attention, it's ultimately your individual achievements, extracurriculars, and personal statement that will play a more significant role in your overall application.

One advantage of attending a 'feeder' high school is that the college counselors often have established connections with Ivy League admissions officers. This can be helpful for guidance, but it doesn't guarantee acceptance. It's crucial to focus on personal accomplishments and showcasing the qualities that make you a great candidate for the Ivy League admitting a well-rounded and diverse class. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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