One of the first questions students ask themselves is: how many colleges should I apply to? Is it better to take a shotgun approach by doing lots of admission packets, or is it preferable to limit admission efforts to a few choice schools? This article answers these question and more, so read on!
The truth is, there is no set number of colleges that you should apply to. But, according to leading higher education experts, completing five to eight applications is sufficient to ensure that you are accepted to a college of your choice. Narrowing it down to the suggested number of schools will take some critical thinking. Keep these terms in the back of your mind:
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