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Which College is Right for You?

September 11, 2014
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Which College is Right for You?
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This new website plays match-maker between students and schools.

There are thousands of community colleges, state colleges and universities all over the country. How does a high school student know which one is the right one for them?

For every high school senior who’s dead-set on becoming, say, a UCLA Bruin after graduation, there’s another who has no idea where on earth to spend the next two or four years.

The new website, Admittedly, is out to help students find a little bit of clarity. Described as an OKCupid for college, the site acts like an personal online college counselor.

In fact, founder and former private college admissions counselor Jessica Brondo started her site last year because she was concerned about the average ratio of high schoolers to college counselors (476 to 1), which makes difficult for kids to get the personal attention they need when it comes to this important decision, TechCrunch writes.

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Here’s how it works: After answering a bunch of short questions, the site matches students with colleges that are in line with their personality, academic and extracurricular interests.

It also categorizes schools into reach, target, and safer categories based on a user’s high school resume.

Users can also take the information from the site to plan visits to these institutions, plus it has tips to improve those crucial college applications, too. Admittedly — which just secured $1.2 million in funding — is currently a free service.

Admittedly is a definite boon to students who want to go to college but don’t have access to high quality counselors and can’t afford campus visits . As we previously reported, a large majority of high-achieving, low-income students don’t apply to selective colleges or universities because they simply don’t know about the opportunities out there (application waivers, financial aid, scholarships, grants) to help them in the college process.

Turns out, choosing the right college doesn’t have to be such a painful process after all.

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