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Which one to apply to?

SwagamemmnonSwagamemmnon Posts: 5Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in Prep School Admissions
I am looking at more liberal, science oriented schools but I have to pick to due to certain constraints. So out of the three I've narrowed down to, Choate, Andover and Exeter, which two should I apply to?
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Replies to: Which one to apply to?

  • 2prepMom2prepMom Posts: 1,122Registered User Senior Member
    A, E and Choate are all fine choices. But each admits less than 20% of a stellar applicant pool. Pick one "reach", and explore a less competitive school that you have a better chance at, say one of "hidden gems".
  • mhmmmhmm Posts: 1,189Registered User Senior Member
    For your stringent requirements the two out of those three that you should apply to Andover and Exeter.
    However you do need to understand that there is more chance of you not getting into them, than getting in.
    @2prepMom - many people have different requirements. Some may be fine with what choices they have at a local level and not have attending a boarding school of any caliber as a goal. Why bother applying to a "hidden gem" if what you have at home is better?
  • SwagamemmnonSwagamemmnon Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Thanks for your responses. I'm not applying to a safety school as it is not necessary that I go to boarding school, but I would very much like to based on the advice of a friend at Andover.
  • J24601JJ24601J Posts: 135Registered User Junior Member
    Apply to Andover! Our science program's amazing, and the stuff we offer here will literally blow your mind.
  • JaceyLaceyJaceyLacey Posts: 19Registered User New Member
  • ChoatieMomChoatieMom Posts: 1,892Registered User Senior Member
    ^^^Not sure how accurate/current that link is. The clubs/ECs list is more wrong than right for Choate (it DOES have Asian, Business, Democrat, Archery, Student Newspaper, Math, Ultimate Frisbee, etc.) and it certainly has a baseball team and dance program. Probably better to review each school's website and, of course, visit if you can.
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