How many colleges should be on your college list, and how many of these colleges should be safety schools, target schools, or reach schools? Use the guidelines to keep yourself organized and focused.
Too many high school students develop their college lists based on the preferences and experiences of others. You need to make sure that you conduct your own research to develop a college list full of colleges that are the right fit for you – not the right fit for your family members, your friends, or your desire to root for competitive college sports teams.
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If you know what you want to study in college and want to earn a high quality undergraduate degree without having to take courses you aren’t interested in, it makes a lot of sense head over to merry old England ASAP!
The only way to develop the best college list for you is to start by considering many potential college options and then having these colleges fight to the death – at least metaphorically – so that only the strongest ones for you survive.