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To my pleasant surprise, most of these schools were in fact traditional liberal arts colleges.
It was not only the research, but also the openness towards the liberal arts (lacking in Indian counsellors) that made my process of college selection so well-informed and my target colleges well-suited.
Choosing to work with Ivy Achievement on my applications was one of the best decisions I made on my college application process.
Finances were a limiting factor for me, and I was told by my previous counsellor at [redacted] that correspondingly limited would be my college options.
I was also strictly told not to apply to liberal arts colleges, because, as I was warned, scholarship opportunities there would be particularly scarce.
For someone eager to explore diverse disciplines after having studied for fourteen years in the rigid Indian academic system, this ‘reality-check’ was quite a blow.