what college should I go to ?
WHAT ARE 3 THINGS YOUR IDEAL COLLEGE NEEDS TO HAVE?
How do I select a school ?
Reach School - A reach school is one where your academic credentials fall in the lower end, or even below. Reach schools are long-shots, but they should still be possible. Don't let the sticker price of a financial reach school scare you off! Financial need, academic strength, and a college's desire to have you on campus can all influence your financial aid award and make the cost of attendance more manageable.
Target / Match School - A match school is one where your academic credentials ( grades , SAT or ACT scores , and class rank) fall well within the school's average range for the most recently accepted class. There are no guarantees, but it's not unreasonable to expect to be accepted to several of your match schools.
Safety School -A safety school is one where your academic credentials exceed the school's range for the average freshman. You should be reasonably certain that you will be admitted to your safety schools.