TOP STORY: What's the "right" number of colleges to apply to?


Posted by on 26 November 2017

@arielkaminer had a fascinating story in the NY Times last week, about the number of college applications that students are submitting these days.  As she writes in the story:

For members of the class of 2015 who are looking at more competitive colleges, their overtaxed counselors say, 10 applications is now commonplace; 20 is taking on a familiar ring; even 30 is not beyond imagining. And why stop there?

But this isn't always a good thing.  Why?  You can find out by reading the whole story over at the NY Times.

And let us know in the comments section below.  What do you think is the "right" number of college applications?