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What are the most accurate "chance-me" websites available for free?


I know we aren't allowed to ask about our chances here, so I won't do that. However, I would like to know what everyone thinks the most accurate or useful (free) chance-me websites out there are. This website works quite well but can't take into consideration that my school only offers two AP courses (so my chances are calculated much lower than reality). Maybe this is the most accurate one, which is fine. I just thought I'd ask. Thank you!


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By far CollegeVine is the best one available. Hope that helps.

if you’re looking for a cold-cut chance me then you can also try r/chanceme on reddit but i don’t know how effective it i
The Niche one is only GPA vs SAT/ACT vs Major so it's basic but give you instant info. The AI one asks some basic questions and gives you an AI prediction. (They don't tell you the algo).
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So while Cameron’s TLDR answer is correct I’ll go into more detail.

CV is the only website that factors in ECs along with the only site using rigor. Admittedly it’s rigor not in context but still.

But CV is far and away the best site and I’d argue best undergrad college admissions site. The chancing algorithm is definitely wonky if I change my race I get a 60% increase and someone had a 60% at if I remember correctly Columbia Univ so it’s ballpark guesses but I can confirm no other site is as in-depth as CV.

And as rigor is evaluated in context as in 4 ap classes out of 4 taken is better than 6 taken with 20 offered.

If you want to toy with it most schools with a sub 10% admit rate put 13-15 APs for Sub 30% put 12-14. For sub 55% put 7 for sub 65% put 5 sub 75% put 5 for sub 100% put 4.

PS if you want to get more info about the site email

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

I feel like CV is generally right except for being too aggressive in calling a college a safety. It puts a little too much emphasis on ECs IMO, I can be "needing improvement" in the other 2 and have top ECs and end up with the school as a safety, which I think is not accurate. As a result, I'll end up with schools in the 90% range that should be a 50-80% in my judgement.