As educational consultants we are often asked by our clients – how many colleges should I apply to? Unfortunately, there is no perfect answer. Four? Six? Ten? It all comes down to figuring out that magical word “fit.” Finding a group of schools that are a good fit for you academically, socially, and financially.
However, I do believe you can run the risk of applying to too few colleges or too many colleges.
A recent post in the New York Times The Choice discusses why too many college applications may not be a good thing.