“Safety schools” get a bad rap.
It’s easy to overlook your safety school when you’re completely set on getting that acceptance letter from a different university, but it’s important to take a step back and really think about how you’re comparing the different options on your list.
You might be surprised by what really matters to you when you think about what kind of college experience you’re looking for. It’s for this very reason we recommend keeping your options open and diversifying the types of schools you apply to. You just might find yourself happier—and with less debt—by choosing one of your safety schools.
Here are seven reasons to give that safety school on your list a second look.