This was a great confidence boost. My only complaint is that it's geared more towards traditional students, so its accuracy for homeschooled students is hard to determine.
CollegeVine helped me discover new colleges to add to my list and showed me what I needed to improve in terms of extracurriculars. It also gave me a window into what the experience at my top schools was like from the perspective of students there.
Useful but could me more beneficial.
I absolutely love the concept to give people an idea. However, after getting your percentage I feel like it should be available about how to improve your chances or recommendations.
Not too bad
For me, CollegeVine was a huge help in deciding what college to go to, because it showed me which ones I could afford without going into huge amounts of debt. The only thing was that for me, the process was a bit slow.
I had a huge list of colleges and I was having so much trouble narrowing them down to a manageable list. Obviously, CollegeVine wasn't able to tell me exactly where to go and what to do, but it did give me some great feedback for me to consider. I recommend it to my peers!
Phenomenal College Search Engine
CollegeVine helped me find what colleges I was a shoe-in for, the ones that it was possible for me to get into, which were out of my reach. I loved being able to see what colleges would accept me and which ones would move on to other people. I highly recommend CollegeVine as a college search system.
I believe this was a pretty useful tool when looking at colleges to apply to. It was very good to be able to see what I could do to improve my chances of getting into a certain college by comparing myself to the students who were accepted into the college of my choice had. I am definitely going to be taking the recommendations seriously and will update how it went and if I was accepted into certain colleges!
Could help you, just not for me
I thought this might apply to me, but it just didn't so I think it could help other students but it just wasn't for me. If it was meant for me, I think it would have been useful hence the 4 stars because how can I rate something poorly just because it doesn't apply to my life scenario?
I love College Vine! It is super helpful in showing me my chances of getting into various colleges and has other resources for scholarships, essay writing, etc. Would definitely recommend for other high schoolers!
Using this, I was able to calculate my percentage of getting into a variety of different schools and find what I can do to increase chances. I would recommend any high school senior or junior use this to be practical and realistic in expectations as well as knowledgeable in what to improve.