Is this a reasonable list of colleges to apply to?

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: September 2003 Archive: Is this a reasonable list of colleges to apply to?
By Briteeyez4322 (Briteeyez4322) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 10:30 pm: Edit

In no particular order:
Washington College (Maryland)
Willamette University
Bryn Mawr
Mary Washington College (Virginia)
Drew University
Connecticut College

My stats:
3.65 GPA unweighted, 4.6 weighted
top 7% of hs class
1330 SAT (670M, 660V - retaking in October)

full IB diploma candidate
Senior Year Courses:
• IB Biology HL Year 2
• IB Theory of Knowledge
• IB Psychology SL
• Trigonometry/ Pre-Calculus Honors
• IB 20th Century History HL
• IB English IV HL
• IB Extended Essay
• Economics (Correspondence through BYU)
• Italian (through Berlitz Program)

• Varsity Choir
• Chamber Singers
• Jazz Choir- Outstanding Soloist Award
• ChODA Honor Choir
• District Honor Choir
• Northern Arizona University Summer Music Program: Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Honor Choir
• Solo/Ensemble Festival
• Private Voice Lessons
• Interact Community Service Club- Publicist
• Mock Trial Club- Secretary, Publicist, Webmaster
• Helios Literary Magazine- Founder, President, Editor-In-Chief
• Spanish Club- Supply Drive Committee Chair
• Hospice of the Valley- Teen Volunteer
• Tutoring/Volunteering at Middle School Library
• Nobody's Philosophy Creative Writing Club
• National Honor Society
• National Merit Semi-Finalist

I would value some constructive feedback on my chances!

By Rubenizm (Rubenizm) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 10:37 pm: Edit

not really. i think that the vast majority (if not all) are safetys or almost safetys for you. I can easily see you get into some more competitive schools. Get above 1350 and you will have a decent shot at swarthmore, vassar and other top-notch LAC's.

By Briteeyez4322 (Briteeyez4322) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 10:47 pm: Edit

I considered Haverford, Bowdoin, Connecticut, Bryn Mawr, Kenyon, and Scripps to all be reaches... should I be re-evaluating that?

By Briteeyez4322 (Briteeyez4322) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 10:56 pm: Edit

I had been considering Middlebury and Williams as well but figured my stats made those a longshot... any thoughts? (hmm... I was really hoping to get more responses because I know my college list is long and would love to hear from anyone who knows of any "skeletons in the closets" at any of these schools or something.... I dunno, well, maybe I should have given it a more interesting thread title...)

By Briteeyez4322 (Briteeyez4322) on Thursday, September 18, 2003 - 10:59 pm: Edit

While I'm on this track of posting messages to myself.... If I am interested in schools like Haverford and Swarthmore (but perhaps not SOO politically active as Swarthmore), what colleges would be good matches for me?

By Rubenizm (Rubenizm) on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 12:03 am: Edit

i don't know much about lac's so i'm prolly wrong about their admission rigor.

By Sailorgirl1985 (Sailorgirl1985) on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 12:18 am: Edit

My thoughts...
Scripps: Match
Washington College (Maryland): Safety
Willamette University : Match/Safety
Bowdoin: Reach/Match
Mary Washington College (Virginia): Match, Safety with better SAT's
Connecticut College: Match/Reach

By Jamimom (Jamimom) on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 11:35 am: Edit

I agree with Sailorgirl.

By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Friday, September 19, 2003 - 11:42 am: Edit

I think your list is fine. Sailorgirl has done a good job of evaluating your chances and you have a good mix of safeties, matches, and reaches. I'd say Drew is probably another safety school for you so you are in good shape. All of the schools on your list are also very good schools so you really can't go wrong with that list. Good luck!

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