How many colleges should I apply to?

<p>I know you always read that you should apply to reach, match and safety schools, but honestly, I don't really see the point. There are really only two colleges I'm considering at the moment and I'm confident I'll get into one, if not both. I really don't want to go anywhere else and it seems like a waste of time and money to apply to four other schools.</p>

<p>If your safety (that you are 100% certain of being admitted to and 100% sure that you can afford to attend) is your first choice school, then there is no need to apply to any other school. Or if it is your second choice behind a non-safety, then you need only apply to it and the one other school you may choose over it.</p>