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Does the high school you go to affect your chances getting into the college you want.

I go to Roxborough High school and I don't know why but when I tell people sometimes they tell me its a bad school to go to when its really not.Im just wondering if colleges will do the same thing and look over my application because of it. #college

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Angela’s Answer

My understanding of the college admissions process is that admissions officers take a holistic approach when reviewing applicants. They take into consideration how you utilize resources based on what's available to you at your school and they compare you against other students in your school, rather than compare you to students who attend other schools. (The latter would not be a fair comparison because the admissions officers understand that different schools have different resources). Long story short, the answer to your question is no. Hope this helps!

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Kelsey’s Answer

My experience is that colleges look first at your grades, what classes you took in high school, and your extra curriculars. Think about how many high schools are in your state, then how many are in the country, colleges don't have the time to rank each school, and they care more about who you are than where you went to school.

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Ken’s Answer

Hi Zaire!


You are going to be judged by who you are and how and what you did in school - not the school that you attended.


Please let me know if this is helpful. I would like to follow your progress. Please keep me informed.

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