Crafting Your College List, Part I: Best-Fit College Features

When crafting your college list, consider your personality and preferences and how they relate to the features of each college you are considering. Use these "best-fit" features to help you determine at which colleges will you be most able to grow academically, socially, and personally.

Crafting Your College List, Part II: College Visits

In part two of our step-by-step guide to Crafting Your College List, we will help you narrow down a list of schools for you to research further, and then visit, either in-person or virtually. You will start to see your preferences emerge more clearly with each visit, and your college list will come into focus!

Crafting Your College List, Part III: Balancing Your List from Reach to Realistic

As part three of our blog series, Crafting Your College List, now it’s time to narrow down the list of schools you will apply to, and ensure that your list is balanced in a way that is right for you. The ultimate goal is not only to be accepted, but to succeed and thrive at the college you choose to attend!

6 Qs with Sheng Bai

Get to know Sheng Bai, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, who is majoring in biomedical engineering. Talking to students who attend the colleges on your list can help you decide if a particular school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

5 Qs with Dean Vayias

Get to know Dean Vayias, a senior at Boston College, who is majoring in finance and business analytics. Talking to students who attend the colleges on your list can help you decide if a particular school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

6 Qs with Professor Amy Blitz

Get to know a little more about Professor Amy Blitz, who teaches courses in economics, strategy, and political risk management at Babson College. Researching professors on your college list can help you decide if this school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

6 Qs with Professor Matthew Hunter

Get to know a little more about Matthew Hunter, assistant professor of English at Texas Tech University, who specializes in the literature of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Researching professors on your college list can help you decide if this school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

7 Qs with Professor Casey Lew-Williams

Get to know a little more about Casey Lew-Williams, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University. Researching professors on your college list can help you decide if this school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

6 Qs with Professor Bruce Sinclair

Get to know a little more about Bruce Sinclair, Director of Teaching at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Researching professors on your college list can help you decide if this school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

5 Qs with Professor Wendy Beattie

Get to know a little more about Wendy Beattie, assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Center. Researching professors on your college list can help you decide if this school offers all of the opportunities that you are looking for!

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