I'm Applying to 25 Colleges. Is that too many?

Question: I'm planning to apply to 25 colleges. Most are universities ranked in the top 25 and several are liberal arts colleges, also in the top 25. A couple are in the top 50, and one is not ranked but is in my hometown. I have the scores, grades and activities to get me accepted. However, I'm applying to so many because of how competitive and selective the process is. I saw through my brother how one school will say yes, another no, and another will waitlist. My parents see any fees they have to pay as an investment and I do have fee waivers also. Is it wise to apply to so many colleges?

Short Answer: No, it's nuts.

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