|在決定申請哪所大學時，很多學生常常感到不知所措。學生應該以不定專業申請還是以特定的專業申請？ 應該申請文理學院，公立還是私立學院呢？ 學生還會質疑大學申請中不同元素的重要性：論文是最重要的元素嗎？ 那GPA呢？ 標準化考試成績？ 課外活動？ 我們遇到的問題是無止境的。 這一系列的專欄是關於大學的申請，將會揭穿一些「神話」，並為您提供實際的大學申請技巧，尤其是美國大學的申請。|
今天，重點將放在 “錄取率高的高排名大學”。隨著大學申請季的臨近，學生們開始搜尋及研究不同大學的選擇，並將學校分類為「衝刺」(需要再努力)，「目標」(基本可達到) 和「安全」(已達到) 學校。
|US College Applications Getting Into Highly Ranked Colleges with High Acceptance Rates|
|US College Application: Highly Ranked Colleges with High Acceptance Rates|
|When deciding on which colleges to apply to, many students are also often overwhelmed with the options. Should they apply as undeclared or to a specific major? Should they apply to liberal arts colleges, public or private colleges? Students also question the importance of different elements of a college application. Is the essay the most important element? What about my GPA? Standardized test scores? Extracurriculars? The questions we get are endless. This series on college applications will help debunk some myths and give you some tips for applying to colleges, especially in the US. |
Today, the focus will be on identifying highly ranked colleges that have high acceptance rates. As college application season draws near, students are starting to look into different college options that are available to them, categorizing them into “reach”, “target”, and “safety” schools.
Moreover, when applying to US colleges, many students set their sights on the prestigious Ivy League schools, including Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University. These ever elusive elite colleges often have acceptance rates ranging between low to mid-single digits. Even the most talented and well-rounded individuals among high school students would find it difficult to gain admission into one of these exclusive colleges.
So begs the question: how does one get into a highly ranked college that does not have such appallingly low acceptance rates? The answer is to look at a broader selection of colleges. Often, students and parents tend to focus on the most prestigious schools. However, once you start expanding your horizons and looking into smaller colleges and special programs, you will realize that there is a lot more out there than the Ivy League schools.
An option you may want to consider includes liberal arts colleges, offering a more well-rounded education. Yet another option is to consider alternative colleges such as military academies. And lastly, you may want to look into smaller colleges that have on-going relationships with larger colleges that allow you to take classes across campuses.
Written by Monica / Translate by Ceci , 2021/06/11