What's a good number of colleges to apply to?

i know most of my friends are applying to 7 or more...but the thing is im pretty picky and when researching schools i really try to make sure they're the whole package. im starting to apply to schools, but the thing is ive only found 3 that I really like. the 1 school is definitely my first choice, like if i get... show more i know most of my friends are applying to 7 or more...but the thing is im pretty picky and when researching schools i really try to make sure they're the whole package. im starting to apply to schools, but the thing is ive only found 3 that I really like. the 1 school is definitely my first choice, like if i get accepted ill definitely go there. i know i should find more schools in case i dont get into those, but how many more should i find?
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