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When applying to colleges, it's important to consider academic fit. Find out how to choose the right mix of reach, match and safety schools.

Your college essay could be the deciding factor for your acceptance. Learn how to write a good college essay including elements of some of the best winning essays.

College Essays are typically between 200 and 650 words. How you use those words can be the determining factor for admission. We share how to make the most of your brief but important essay.

College application deadlines will vary by school, but most are due in the fall of your senior year of high school (September through December).

Nearly 100 colleges claim to have a need-blind admissions policy, which maintains that a family's finances are not considered in the decision to admit or deny a student. If not, the college is considered need-sensitive or need-aware. Find out which colleges have need-blind policies.