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  • Writer's pictureThe Truth About College Admission Workbook

Escape Your Echochamber

Write down the names of the first seven colleges or universities that pop into your head.


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Now circle the schools that are in your home state; the colleges that a parent, sibling, or other family member attended; the schools that are nationally known in your favorite sport; and any that rhyme with Schmarvard.


Are more than 50% circled? Congratulations! You, like most people, have the opportunity to see a bigger picture of the higher education landscape in America.


One reason students and their families have anxiety around college admission is because they have a limited, inaccurate, or incomplete understanding of their choices and options. One of our country’s biggest strengths is the diversity and breadth of our higher education system.


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