|By Semiautomatic (Semiautomatic) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 07:17 am: Edit|
Please, I just wanted to know. I'm in my junior year of h.s., the last time I checked my GPA it was a 2.6, I KNOW NOT THAT GOOD, If I work hard this year I can get it to a 3.0, or maybe even a 3.1, 3.2, so I wanted to know... what type of colleges can someone like me get if I fall between a 2.6 and 3.0 GPA avg? AND do good on the SAT's around 1100 or 1200 PLEASE SOMEone HELP?!
|By Alan5 (Alan5) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:07 am: Edit|
If you are interested in Business, check out Byrant College in Rhode Island.
|By Pattykk (Pattykk) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:57 am: Edit|
Buy a Fiske's guide or the Princeton Review guide and Loren Pope's book, Beyond the Ivy League. Do research on schools that fit your stats. Work hard this year, but calm down. There are plenty of good colleges you can attend. Think about what size school you want, the location, the political climate and what you would like to study. Visit a small school, a university, and a mid-size school near you to get an idea of what sort of school appeals to you. When you develop a list, visit your favorites on college visit days. Have fun with the decision.
|By Kathiep (Kathiep) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:58 am: Edit|
There are a lot of colleges where you might get in. What area of the country are you looking at? How about a major? I know a handful of colleges in PA that have students with an SAT avg. of just under 1000, some in the state system and some private. Here are some names if you are interested (all in PA): East Stroudsburg University of PA, Edinboro University of PA, Immaculata, Keystone College, Kutztown University of PA, Lock Haven University of PA, Neumann College, PSU - Abington campus, and Slippery Rock University.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:43 pm: Edit|
Kathie and Patty are right - there are actually lots of schools out there for you, especially if you can get your GPA up near or above 3.0 this year.
Some other private school possibilities: Goucher College in Maryland, Lake Forest College in Illinois, Beloit
College in Wisconsin, Linfield College in Oregon,
St. Louis University in Missouri, McDaniel in Maryland...but there are other good schools as well for motivated students who can show they are ready to succeed.
Or, you can think about attending a community college and transferring in a year or two to a more selective school. Either way, you will have plenty of options if you get your GPA up this year.
|By Semiautomatic (Semiautomatic) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 05:13 pm: Edit|
What about schools like Rutger, Penn St, Temple(I LIVE NEAR THOSE COLLEGES) will they accept my situation if I were to raise my grades and do well on SAT.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:10 pm: Edit|
Rutgers - definitely no. Penn St. -- long shot but possible. Temple would be your best shot but still iffy.
Again, I'd recommend: Goucher, McDaniel and Washington College in Maryland; Juniata, U of Scranton, Albright and St. Joseph's in Pennsylvania; Rider and possibly Drew U in NJ; Wagner and Hartwick in NY.
|By Kathiep (Kathiep) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 10:25 am: Edit|
Forget Penn unless you can raise that SAT to 1500. Your best bet close to Philly is Temple: avg SAT for recently admitted class was between 500 - 599 for both verbal and math. If you want to go into the 'burbs, West Chester is pretty darn close and it has a nice campus and good local reputation - same SAT range as Temple. Immaculata is also in Chester County. The avg. SAT score for recently admitted class was between 400 - 499 each, verbal and math. St Joe's used to be an easier admit but since the basketball team did so well, they have become a little more selective. Although their SAT scores for admit's were about the same as Temple and West Chester, they only admitted 3,753 of the 7,765 that applied. Their reputation is that they provide better merit aid then need based aid - at least according to last week's Sunday Inquirer.
Unless your parents are willing to drive, all of Carolyn's college's (and they're all great picks) except for St. Joe's and Rider are at least a two or three hour drive.
Don't know if this will stick but a helpful website to help you explore Philadelphia area colleges is www.onebigcamus.com.
|By Ivysearch (Ivysearch) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 04:59 pm: Edit|
If you raise your GPA over a 3.0 and you have at least an 1100, you should be able to get into numerous schools. Remember, just because a school is not popular it doesn't mean it is not a good school. Try to apply to schools within your reach because you will end up being more sucessful once you are actually there. If you go to collegeboard.com or princeton review.com, you can search schools that have high acceptance rates (ie-75-90%)and SATs and GPAs in your range. If you don't mind traveling, look at schools in the midwest. They are often easier to get into because of their location but possibly better than many NE schools. For instance Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri are wonderful schools.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Friday, October 01, 2004 - 10:15 pm: Edit|
I think Kathie was thinking you were talking about the University of Pennsylvania, not Penn State. If U of Penn, she's right about the stats you need. If Penn State, the requirements are somewhat lower but still something of a reach for you with your GPA.
Forgot to mention another great PA school that might be a match for you - Susquehanna U.
|By Kathiep (Kathiep) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 09:46 am: Edit|
I'm a PA person, local venacular for University of Penn is Penn, we call Penn State PSU. Since she says she's near Temple and Rutgers, she's got to be a close-to-Philly person. PSU is three hours west. Not trying to step on your toes 'cause I know that you know an awful lot about colleges but I've been researching PA schools a lot the last 3 years between my two kids and have lived within an hour and a half from Phil. for almost 20 years.
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Saturday, October 02, 2004 - 12:58 pm: Edit|
Got it. Out here in Calif. it's Penn State for PSU and just plain Penn for U of Penn. Of course I have to defer to you on this one Kathie!
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