Best Fit is Not Always the Biggest Name

There are many factors that go into identifying best-fit colleges. NC Global college counselors are experts at reading between the lines in order to identify hidden gems that are perfect matches for a student’s interests and ambitions. Therefore, while our college lists will always contain the better known colleges, they will also often include colleges that are less well known than those traditionally found at the top of lists found on U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Niche. Identifying and including these hidden gems on student’s lists is one more example of how NC Global goes a step beyond traditional counseling programs.

“Hidden” gems may include:

  • Reed College
  • Colorado College
  • Grinnell College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Olin College
  • University of Richmond
  • Davidson College
  • Macalester College
  • American University
  • George Washington University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

There is no denying that going to a top name college has both a special appeal and advantages in the job market later in life. Therefore, we do make it a point to ask both parents and students where “name-brand factor” fits into their list of priorities. In all cases, NC Global works with families to create aspirational and strategic college lists, based on a number of factors that include family priorities and each student’s special gifts, qualities, and personal characteristics.

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