Worth reading this article from a Stanford student: Stanford freshmen reflect on the college admissions process
She provides some tips on college applications such as:
- Applying to too many schools can be just as detrimental as applying to too few
- Only apply to schools where you see yourself attending
- Diminish the “luck factor” by researching well your schools and by showing passion. Be prepared!
- Remember that college acceptances don´t measure your worth as an individual