CHANCES FOR MY FINAL LIST!!!!!





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By Rayo (Rayo) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 12:24 pm: Edit

reach:

Yale - EA
Georgetown
Columbia
Cornell

match:

Northwestern
University of Chicago
Wash U in St. Louis
UCLA
UCB
UCSD
USC

safety:

University of Michigan
UCIrvine
Boston U


SAT I- 1/2004- 670V, 730 M
11/2003- 640 V, 750 M


SAT II- 6/2004- math IIC- 760, writing- 750, US history- 750

GPA- 4.0 UW
Rank- 1/740

PSAT- 214

AP- US HIstory- 4, Calc AB- 4, Physics B- 2 (how much will this hurt me?)
Comp Sci A in 10th grade- AP score- 4


Senior year schedule:

AP Calculus BC
AP Psychology
AP Statistics
AP English Language
AP Economics/ AP Government


EC:

Amnesty International- secretary
Historical Society- secretary
NHS-publicity officer
UNICEF- interorganizational chairperson
Project 540- facilitator
CSF- member


EC out of school:

volunteer at hospital- 250+ hours
piano- 8 years, violin- 6 years

Job- secretary in dental office


Awards:
Top Ten in class for 3 years
Dean's List for math, Principal's honor roll,


thinking of majoring in economics


extra: grandfather went to Columbia, instate in CA

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Saturday, August 07, 2004 - 12:57 pm: Edit

Cornell and Georgetown are not reaches, they are matches.

Michigan for out of state is a match as well.

Personally, if I were an Economics major, and I was, I would drop Yale, Georgetown, BU, Washington University, UC Irvine, UCSD and USC from your list.

From the schools on your list above, I would apply to the folliwng schools in order of Economics excellence:

University of Chicago (match)
UC Berkeley (match/safety)
Northwestern (match)
Michigan-Ann Arbor (match/safety)
Columbia (match/reach)
UCLA (safety)

I would also add the following schools:
Brown (match)
Penn (match)
Wisconsin-Madison (Safety)

Finally, I removed Yale, not because it is not excellent in Economics... it is. But if you are going to go for a super-reach, might as well make it worth your while. For Economics, Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Princeton have better reputations. Besides, their location is better than Yale's.

So, you now have a list of 10 universities! That's more manageable no?

Oh, and some LACs have some wicked good Economics departments too. Let me know if you want a list of those too.

By Rayo (Rayo) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 11:56 am: Edit

thanks Alexandre..I will take your schools into consideration.

anybody else?

By Mercury (Mercury) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:23 pm: Edit

I'm with Alexandre... you need more reaches and focus on your major.

By Rayo (Rayo) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:32 pm: Edit

Alexandre: could you give me the list of the LACs you were talking about?

thanks!..I was not really considering LACs, but now I might!

By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 01:08 pm: Edit

It is the usual suspects really.

Amherst
Carleton
Claremont McKenna
Colby
Dartmouth (no graduate level Economics department)
Denison University
Haverford
Macalester
Middlebury
Oberlin
Pomona
Reed
Swarthmore
Wesleyan
Williams

Let me tell you, those are awesome schools. The people I know that came out of some of those programs really know their stuff.


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