The title of the post says it all.
I may be in a more competitive demographic or category (eg international student/asian) for which the median score may be higher than the school’s overall median score. Or (for some of the state schools) the median score may look misleadingly low because they give preference to in-state applicants.
If so, then should I aim at schools where the median is a notch lower than my test score?
If yes to my question, then which is the best source to get median scores from - the college admissions website or some of these test prep websites?
If no to my question, then what other criteria would you recommend for shortlisting?