Anyway, I went through the process, pretending to be a high-school senior deciding where to apply. The program asks about your grades, class rank, high school name, location and geographical preferences, courseload, activities, possible majors, interests in clubs, sports, etc, feelings about male/female ratio, etc. It's a lot of questions, but I'm sure that all of this helps the match. Here's what came out for me:
- Pomona College
- ?? (This one came up blank... some bug in the program, I guess)
- Dartmouth College
- UMass-Cambridge (just kidding)
- NYU came up at #2, even though I specified I wanted a school with an ice hockey team, and I ranked an urban environment as undesirable. So I wonder what is driving that placement?
- The extended Good Match schools include many schools I looked at, as well as Brown, the school I attended. So, kudos.
- However, Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA came up as a good match. This is probably not a good match, as Wellesley would never take me, since I am not female. (And clearly marked myself as male in the survey.)
- Overall, though, it was fun. I think I may do it again, stating what my current preferences would be (if I was 18 and knew what I know now, mainly that I would want to study economics).