a year ago
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How to start college search

I am a rising senior and trying to build my lost of colleges that I plan on applying to. I want to do premed with a major in a biological science. How do I even start the college sewrch process and where should I be looking to find schools? Should I be applying to all the best schools or how do I pick the right balance of reach and safety schools?


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a year ago

So collegevine school search is phenomenal better than all other ones I’ve seen.

As for ratio the consensus is 20% safety 60% target and 20% reach I disagree with that as my GPA is 3.9 and my sat will likely be in mid 1300s I’m applying to 60% safety and 20% target and reach. It depends on circumstances and affordability. If you are competitive for Harvard you should have a different ratio. Also typically it is advised to apply for 7-15 schools with 10-12 being the sweet spot.

Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!


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