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Nov 01, 2022 - 03:28 AM
There’s no absolute answer to this question. Experts offer answers ranging from four to 10. At least six is a good number to shoot for, but ideally no more than 15 schools.
You should divide these schools into three categories: reach, target, and safety. To do so, you’ll need to research the average SAT/ACT and GPA of admitted students. Then, based on your numbers, you’ll determine whether the school is a reach (unlikely to be accepted), target (good chance of acceptance), or safety (very good chance of acceptance).
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Apply to 2-3 safety schools, 2-4 target schools, and 2-3 reach schools. This way, you’ll have some solid options to choose from no matter what happens. And you just might get into the school of your dreams!