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Seniors, what's your college mix of reaches, targets & safeties?

Seniors, it would be helpful to the CollegeVine community to know what your mix of reaches, targets, and safeties are. Thank you

 
FUNNEL MIX - Mostly reaches, then targets and then safeties
38%
 
CYLINDER MIX - Equal amount of reaches, targets & safeties
14%
 
PYRAMID MIX - Couple reaches, then targets & more safeties
27%
 
DUMBELL MIX - Lots of reaches, a few targets, lots of safeties
19%
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Conclusion. There are more risk-takers than risk-averse applicants. More kids are going to shoot their shot and try to get into the best school they can regardless. This supports my predictions that there will be more applicants at Top 25 schools, crowing the ED/EA/SCREA lines as well as the RD process. Expect yet equally low or lower admit-rates in December and March/April.

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