Suggestions for match and safety schools
Hi, I live in Pennsylvania. So because of that, I'd like my safety schools to be in Pennsylvania. I don't really mind where any match schools are as long as they're not in the south or in states where relatively it's boring like Ohio and Idaho. Sorry to anyone who lives in Ohio or Idaho. My GPA is 3.78 and my weighted GPA is 4.45. I don't think I'm going to use my test when applying to the schools because my SAT scores are pretty bad. I got an SAT score of 1150 so please ignore that. I am currently an IB diploma candidate. And I only take IB, AP, and honors classes. I did multiple activities in high school as I was in a three-time district champion mock trial team. I became the co-captain in 11th grade and I was the secretary of a suicide prevention club in my high school in 11th grade as well. I was in three separate volunteer clubs. And I was in a college prep club as well. I was also in a dance club but I'm not going to include that because I only did it for a year. To give you some examples of schools I would like to apply to Brown is my top pick mostly because of the flexibility when it comes to academics. I don't really want any research university. I'd like a place where there is a tolerance for queer people and minorities. I don't want to attend a school that places are the extreme emphasis on any type of sport. I also am not a party person. I don't mind if the school occasionally has parties but if it's an extreme party school no thank you. I'm sorry if I included too many details but can you give me some recommendations with a brief description of what the school is like? Thank you!
PennSt State College and Lehigh comes to mind immediately as a match school. Temple and Pitt are in between match and safety. Drexel Villanova and all of the non State College Penn St campuses (have like 17 across the state all with a LAC feel). And you do the opportunity to transfer to the main campus after 2 years.
Hope this helps!
Some out of state schools might be UMass UCSB UCI UCSC RPI Buffalo George Mason. Admittedly a lot of these are research but nothing about research schools mandate you actually have to do research. If you want ore details about specific ones feel free to ask away Id just have to many to go through.
How about UPitt? Don't know if that's a target or a safety, but it's really cool!
Yeah, i actually really like Upitt that's like the only school that I'm sure about applying to.
What majors are you considering? I'm from IL and there are some great safeties out here.
I’m thinking premed, biology, biochemistry, or maybe international relations.
Personally, I'm looking at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. It's one of the top schools on my list because I'm looking for a lot of the things you are. An academic-focused school with no extreme emphasis on a sport that the school relies on for funding, tolerant of queer people and minorities, and is a safety school. It IS an all-women's school but is inclusive of non-binary people. It has a safe campus and a pleasant atmosphere. I'm even hoping to go, and I'm from Tennessee! It's definitely a top school of mine. They do have an audition dance company if you're still interested in dance, and it's not a research university. They have a wide variety of majors and have accelerated master's degree tracks (meaning you can get your master's in 4 years). You might be overqualified due to your amazing credentials, so your acceptance looks likely, as it's a safety school for me and I have a weighted 3.1 GPA. Not a huge party scene either. It's my dream school and it sounds like a nice fit for you too! It's right on the Massachusetts-Connecticut Border, so not too far away from Pennsylvania, but I'm hopefully coming from further lol. Good luck with your search!
Thank you for such a detailed description. It sounds like a pretty good school I'll do my research on it thanks for bringing it to my attention.
I am thinking also PennState. Maybe Colgate or Skidmore. Boston College also seems fine. Amherst College would be great for its opened curriculum, opportunities at Five Colleges Consortium etc. but you cannot really call it a safety school although you would definitely fit there and have chances of admission. Cornell is also pretty flexible with their curriculum so maybe think about them as well.
Also, I have won for awards at the district level for my individual efforts as a witness and attorney and Mock trial.
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