|By Va10s (Va10s) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 12:59 am: Edit|
GPA...3.989 UW 4.6 W
SAT...1360 (retaking in Oct)
SAT II's...taking in Nov
ACT...taking in Oct
rigorous course load of 13 AP's (6 senior year)
-#1 on tennis team all 4 years, gone to states all 4 years, captain senior year
-Book Award Sophomore and Junior Years
-Local newspaper award past three years for academics
-French Honors Society
-National Honor Society
-a leadership diversity program during sophomore/junior year
-Operation Smile...secretary all four years
-Highest chorus all 4 years
-School Musicals past two years
-and that's all the important I think
Anyway, I would appreciate anyone's take on my chances at Northwestern, Wash U, and Vandy.
Also I need to find some safeties...preferably in the MidWest...any suggestions?
Thanks so much
|By Velvetoneo (Velvetoneo) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 03:38 am: Edit|
I think a higher SAT would be really good for Northwestern and Wash U, but you still have a really good chance. Vandy seems like a really safe bet. I would say UWisconsin-Madison, UMichigan-Ann Arbor, Case Western Reserve, UIllinois-Urbana-Champaign, Purdue, Grinnell, Macalesters are good safeties or at least safe matches.
|By Va10s (Va10s) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 03:41 am: Edit|
Thanks so much..I'm pushing for an SAT over 1400 and and ACT over 30. I looked at U of I- Urbana Champaign because both my parents went there and didn't really like it, probably because both of my parents went there.
But thanks so much
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 04:57 am: Edit|
Midwestern schools? With your credentials, I would look at the following schools:
Carleton College : Match
Grinnell College: Match/Safety
Macalester College: Match
Oberlin College: Match
Private Research Universities:
Indiana University-Bloomington: Safety
Michigan-Ann Arbor: Match
Notre Dame: Match
Washington-St. Louis: Match/reach
What do you want to major in Mindy? What sort of atmosphere do you want? Big city or small town? Big school or small school? Strong school spirit? etc...
|By Va10s (Va10s) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 01:08 pm: Edit|
I'm looking for big city, small school....
I want to major in education and/or psychology
|By Caramelapple (Caramelapple) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 02:29 pm: Edit|
Big city with small school is Macalester. Don't know about the education or psychology programs.
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Sunday, August 08, 2004 - 02:54 pm: Edit|
Ok, so you have one school in the midwest that fits your needs! LOL Kidding.
Ok, so forget about Grinnell, Oberlin, Carleton, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Notre Dame!
Vanderbilt may be a great sollution for you. Nashville is not big, but it is certainly decent sized (over half a million) and Vanderbilt is smallish and has a great school of education.
Boston College also fits the bill. Small college in a big city.
Northwestern has a great school of education too. Unlike the other three, Northwestern also has a great department of psychology. This would be my first choice.
Gustavus Aldolphus College in St Paul. It is an excellent LAC and has a respected education department.
I should think you would get accepted into at least one of those four schools.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 12:14 am: Edit|
Alexandre, Gustavus Adolphus is not in St. Paul - it is in Saint Peter, about an hour or so away from St. Paul/Minneapolis. But you're right, it is a nice school.
Some other safety suggestions for you: Knox College, Lawrence U, Beloit, St. Olaf, Earlham, Beloit, Lake Forest, Hope College, Kalamazoo - all great schools with either very good psych and/or education programs. A nice safety might also be the University of South Dakota - a smaller public school with an LAC feel. If you're willing to look outside of the midwest, consider Lewis & Clark (Oregon), Reed (Oregon), Occidental (Calif) and the Claremont Colleges in Calif (Pitzer, one of the Claremont schools, has an excellent psychology program and would be a safety for you.) Santa Clara University outside of San Francisco also has an excellent psychology program. On the east coast, Clark University is good for psychology and would be a safety for you. In Texas, take a look at Southern Methodist and Trinity University. Tulane would be another safety to look at.
|By Rogracer (Rogracer) on Monday, August 09, 2004 - 04:36 pm: Edit|
I think with your class rank, the number of AP classes you are in, and your EC's...you should apply absolutely anywhere you have a desire to go....
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