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Where can I find a definition of "reach" vs "target" vs "hard target" vs "safety"?

Is it based on just % chance of getting in ? If so, where are they listed out? Or is based on other criteria as well?

Thanks.

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6 months ago

It's based on admission stats. CV is able to have a more detailed evaluation of your overall profile with things like ECs that just stats can't take into account.

Safety would be a school where you meet or exceed the average admission stats

Target is a school where you meet the average admission stats

and Reach are schools with harsh admissions that even those with great stats struggle to get into due to how selective they are. For examples Ivy schools are reach schools for the average HS student.

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6 months ago

It's based on your chance of getting in. To do this I would take the acceptance rate of the college and see how your GPA compares to the median GPA. But if you also have a well-rounded application that makes an impact as well in it.

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