When you start researching colleges and narrowing down your initial list, keep in mind what you need and want in a college.
To narrow down your list you should:
Browse each college's website to see what information is available for current students and potential applicants.
As you research colleges, think about whether your GPA and test scores are similar to the GPA and test scores of students who have been accepted in the past. You should plan to apply to a mix of reach, good chance, and safety schools.
Check out our College Visit Resources, which include checklists of things to notice, questions to ask your tour guide, and other great tips and tools so you can get the most out of your campus visits.