On the March 30th episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation was all about the research necessary to help get you pick the right school for you. Whether you’re a junior narrowing down your list of where to apply, or a senior deciding between multiple offers of admission, Beth Heaton once again has the answers!
This is a difficult question to answer. My first piece of advice for families asking how to find the right college is to encourage them to downplay college rankings in their selection process. I used to be the person in the admissions office in charge of providing the rankings agencies with their data; because of that experience, I have distrust for rankings in general. I think rankings are really good at collecting information that you don’t need and then creating a rating system that (while it might use good data) doesn’t answer the real question.