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Should I be concerned about college rankings?

Hello! I'm a junior, and I'm wondering if college rankings should be a factor in my decision-making process. How much weight should I give them when creating my college list? Thanks for any advice!

9 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand your curiosity about college rankings. It's important to remember that rankings are just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to finding the right college for you. While they can give you a general idea of a school's reputation, they don't necessarily provide a complete picture of the student experience or the specific programs you may be interested in pursuing. When creating your college list, it's essential to consider factors such as location, size, campus culture, resources, and the availability of majors and extracurricular activities that align with your interests. As a junior, you still have time to research and visit schools, so I encourage you to do so. Talk to current students, faculty, and staff to get a better feel for each institution. Ultimately, you should choose a college that feels like the best fit for you, regardless of its ranking. Rankings can be a helpful starting point, but don't let them dictate your entire decision-making process. Best of luck with your search!

9 months ago

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