Princeton Reviews Counselor-O-Matic

<p>How accurate is this? Anyone else use this? Its really getting my hopes up at some of the schools I want to apply to.</p>

<p>Thanks alot!</p>

<p>It's a good starting point, but far from perfect. If you're asking if it's accurate about what schools are reaches/matches/safeties...not really. It pretty much goes purely by GPA and SAT scores, which is only a small part of the app, especially with more selective schools. Any school with an acceptance rate of like 20% can't really be considered a match...but on the bright side, if you have the numbers, you do have a solid chance.</p>

<p>I think it's good at identifying schools that you would like, but not as good at accurately assessing your chances of admission at them.</p>

<p>Interesting. Apparently Chicago and Yale are good matches for me, but Tufts and Emory are good reaches. Alas, Duke is a reach and a weak fit. :(</p>

<p>Yeah...for the most part, it gives you reasonable predictions, but it does have some oddities (apparently, Yale is a good fit for everyone???). </p>

<p>It's a good starting point to give you some ideas for colleges to search for. If you want a free college prediction, I think that does a better job than Counselor-o-matic, but it is also far from perfect. It does tend to rate your chances as lower than the might be, though, so it doesn't really do the false hope thing that Counselor-o-matic does.</p>

<p>Yea, I would rather have something that would actually gives me lower chances than higher, so I dont get my hopes up! heh.</p>

<p>My top matches were Bard and Tufts. I toured both and loved them. Got into Bard, not Tufts. I changed one part, and it changed Tufts to my top reach. In the athletics question, I assumed being a state champion, nationally ranked powerlifter would be included in the "overflowing with newspaper clips", but apparently when I lowered it too the one under it, Tufts became my top reach, so that must be more realistic.</p>

<p>it says i was a match for Brown but a reach for UCLA?????</p>