How To Determine If It's A "Safety" "Match" or "Reach"
Obviously, I understand the difference between these three categories, I was just wondering how you determine whether a school is really a safety or a match. If is how I've been doing it so far:
Safety = I am above/at the top of their middle 50% SAT ranges in all three areas, above/at their average GPA
Match = I am in the middle of SAT ranges, at their average GPA (sometimes above...)
Reach = I am on the low end of the middle 50% of SAT scores (sometimes in the lower 25%), schools with generally ridiculously prestigious reputations, low acceptance rates
Does this sound fairly accurate? I'm especially worried that my safety schools aren't "safe" enough... Comments?
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