5 Admission Facts You Can Find in A College’s Common Data Set


If you're in the midst of the college application process or you're planning to be there soon, you probably want the hard facts about your target schools. Instead of digging around all over the internet, you can find a plethora of information in one spot – the Common Data Set.

The scoop: The Common Data Set was established so families could compare the same information across schools in a simple and easy-to-read format. Participating schools typically share their Common Data Sets on their websites, or you can find one by simply searching the web using the term “Common Data Set" followed by the name of the college. Not all schools participate in the CDS program, but if your target college does, it will come up in the search results.

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