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Big Fish or Little Fish?

Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond, or a little fish in a big pond? When it comes to choosing which college to at-tend, this is an important question for both students and parents to consider.

Many people assume that it’s better to at-tend the most selective college possible, even if your high school grades, test scores, and other measures place you towards the lower end of the college’s student body. The rationale behind this “small fish in a big pond” line of thinking is that students will always benefit from being surrounded by smarter peers, as well as enjoy the perceived prestige of the more selective school. DEC Newsletter November 2017