The process of applying to
American colleges is complex.
There are over 2,500 colleges and universities exhibiting great diversity – ranging from urban
to rural, and with student
bodies as large 70,000 to as small as 38. Beyond these
factors, there is a wide variety and range of courses and
programs to choose from.
The complexity doesn’t end with the aforementioned choices. The actual application process, in contrast to the Brazilian “vestibular”, is not
simply quantitative –there is no single formula behind it. Admissions
officials consider a holistic, and
sometimes subjective, view of the
student. Applications include but are not limited to the following:
● Extracurricular Activities;
● Exam Scores (SAT, ACT, etc.);
● Letters of Recommendation.