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Admissions Advice

College admissions

When chancing says 30-40% for a very competitive schools- is that good?

The schools I want to apply to is in that range.

Should I apply to more schools in this range or apply to more safety schools.

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2 months ago

You are in good shape to get into at least one of those if you apply to 4 or 5 of them. I would pick a few targets like 45-55% range and maybe just 1 safety at 70-80%. There is no practical reason to apply to more than 1 safety.

So if you apply to 10-12 schools, I would apply to say 6-7 (25-45%) reaches/hard targets about 3-4 (45-55%) targets and 1 safety (70-80%).

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2 months ago

I would say that is pretty good, competitive schools like the ivies are technically "reaches" for everyone because they have low acceptance rates and most of their applicants have high stats, so even if you have amazing gpa and test scores it doesn't guarantee your admission. Definitely apply to at least 3 safety schools and some target schools as well.

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2 months ago

Hi there @hraj! A 30-40% chance of admission means that if you were to apply to the school 10 times, you would be accepted 3-4 of those times.

For any good school list, you'll need a mix of safeties, targets, and reaches. You'll want to make sure to have at least two solid safety schools, where you have a good chance of admission.

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2 months ago

It's not bad, but given as admission chances are below average, you should apply for safety schools. You can still apply to this schools since there is a chance.

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2 months ago

Hi! Definitely apply to at least 3-5 good safety schools! Also, take some chances and apply for schools that you want to go to! Don’t let the “percentage” bring you down and discourage you! You got this! Good luck!

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