Creating the Best List

August 12, 2021 Thomas


When creating a personalized, comprehensive college list, plan to dedicate ample time to researching what schools among the thousands out there fit your academic stats, academic and extracurricular interests, and your preferences in regard to location, size, culture, and prestige. Remember: it's important to understand not just what each school costs, but also what financial aid it tends to offer students and how that aligns with your family’s financial resources.

By gathering and studying this information, you’ll be able to take a data-based approach that ensures that your college list not only has a balanced range of reach, target, and safety schools—but also that every school you apply to is one that you would be delighted to attend. Putting a lot of time, thought and care into creating a college list will increase the odds that, no matter what, you will be able to enroll at a school that’s the right fit!