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Class of 2014: How many schools did you apply to?


Replies to: Class of 2014: How many schools did you apply to?

  • my88keysmy88keys Registered User Posts: 1,219 Senior Member
    Right now, I'm applying to 14. I'm not sure if I'm accurate on the whole reach, match, and safety thing, but I believe I have 1 safety (accepted), 7 matches, and 6 reaches.

    My parents want me to apply to some schools offering scholarships for NMS. My dad's also trying to convince me to add Columbia and/or Cornell to my list, so my number of schools may expand.
  • cc20148cc20148 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Planned on applying to 5 (NYU, Bard, Vassar, Emerson, and University of Hartford), applied to NYU and Bard Early Decision. Got into both and now going to NYU :)
  • Humanity23Humanity23 Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    10! 3 private reach schools, 4 public matches and 3 safeties (2 public, one state-related). Accepted to four and rejected from MIT so far.
  • collegebound752collegebound752 Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    i just pushed myself and set aside time to work on apps. i'm completely done but friends of mine are only applying to 10 and have many left :p
  • quidditchcatquidditchcat Registered User Posts: 2,894 Senior Member
    I survived by pulling multiple all-nighters, a lot of coffee, and much frustration. That was not fun, I definitely don't suggest it unless it's really necessary (i.e. extremely pushy parents who don't listen to anything their kids say, financial aid, etc.)
  • minorcaminorca Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    11 because of paranoia of
    1. finances
    2. being that kid who was rejected to every college

    I don't consider it to be that many (6-8 is what I consider normal). I know of one kid who applied/is applying to 26.
  • preamble1776preamble1776 Registered User Posts: 4,731 Senior Member
    I applied to 18. I was accepted to two of them, both with full scholarships. I'll be hearing back from a few more this month and then the rest will come in March-April.
  • RepedeRepede Registered User Posts: 2,446 Senior Member
    The plan's 12. I've applied to 9 already. 4 safeties, 5 matches, 3 reaches.
  • quidditchcatquidditchcat Registered User Posts: 2,894 Senior Member
    Oh, I'd also like to add that I survived by cutting off all interaction with people from school unless it was absolutely necessary. As in I had no social life.
  • CollegiateDreamsCollegiateDreams Registered User Posts: 980 Member
    6 CA public schools + 10 private schools + 4 private schools (free applications) = 20 schools...
    I still have to submit 7 of the private school applications, but they are almost complete.
  • xye100xye100 Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    I felt like I only have a little...... but 11 in total.
  • preamble1776preamble1776 Registered User Posts: 4,731 Senior Member
    Some of my friends who are low income are part of a College Preparatory program that gives them all the fee waivers to schools that their heart desires, so many of them are applying to 15+... One girl who is at the program only applied to two, lol. Georgetown and UMass Amherst, and she was rejected at Georgetown. :/

    I was also paranoid about the whole "getting rejected everywhere" so I found a few schools that would accept me with 99.9% certainty, and even then, I'm still nervous about their decisions.
  • katastrophickatastrophic Registered User Posts: 293 Junior Member
    7: 2 safeties, 3 reaches, 2 matches
  • detpeacedetpeace Registered User Posts: 230 Junior Member
    4... A safety, two matches, and a reach early action. I planned on applying to 12 (8 through regular decision), but I got into my #1 choice/reach EA and I'm satisfied :)
  • 1sparkle21sparkle2 Registered User Posts: 833 Member
    Twelve!! 1 safety, 2 matches, 9 reaches.
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