Which schools should I apply to with this data?
-My cumulative high school GPA is 3.6600
Freshman GPA: 3.4623
Sophomore GPA: 3.6667
Junior GPA: 3.8608
-My class rank is 96/593.
-I took 3 Pre-AP classes my freshman year. My sophomore year, I took 1 AP class and 1 Pre-AP class. My junior year, I took 2 AP classes (including AP Composition) and 2 Upper Level classes. My senior year, I will be taking 11/14 of my classes either AP or Upper Level.
-I am actively involved in school activities and am a leader/founder/captain in pretty much all 6 of them, except for maybe one…
-I have been employed all three years of high school, and am in the process of finding a new one.
-This summer I have volunteered at both the hospital and the library. And for the past 3 years, I have been a peer tutor at school.
-I am active in my church youth group and am president
-My ACT score is 31, and will be retaking the ACT in October
-My SAT Subject Test scores were:
Math 2: 740
What are schools that I could get into, or have a shot of getting into with this data? I have my saftety school picked out. But which schools should I be applying to?
The second question is would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in the ocean? Meaning your scores at Harvard are nothing, while you may be heaped with scholarships at a large state school such as Penn State or Purdue. Personally I’d rather have on my resume a 4.0 GPA from Penn State and have close to no debt because of scholarships.
A good idea is to make a list of the places you would not mind living for four years, city-rural, big school-small school, pre-dominantly white-diverse, single sex-co-ed, far from home-close to home, liberal arts-discipline specific, expensive-reasonable. After you decide these things look at all the schools out there that compare with your list of needs and wants, and apply. Like I said, you can go anywhere, so only apply to the places that you really want to go. Then pick the ones who offer you the most money or who were at the top of your list.
Have you taken any AP tests? You should at least try even if you don’t get a 4 or 5.
I’d say that you can get into some of the mildly selective schools.
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