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4 months ago
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College suggestions/application suggestions?

Hi! I am in the class of 2022 and beginning to seriously look at universities. I am based in the US and do the IB program. I have three main interests-- art, music (cello), and science (biochem). I originally thought that I wanted to go to a school that exclusively practices art, but now, I am not so sure. Ideally, I would like to find a school that blends my three passions together. I scored a 32 on the ACT and have a 3.85 GPA. My extracurriculars are fairly balanced-- I am the editor in chief of my school's newspaper, president of my school's LGBT affinity group, play cello with a local youth orchestra, etc. However, I'm worried that this isn't enough to get into some of the schools that I have looked at (MIT, Cooper Union, Brown, Columbia). Any tips for my application or college suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks!

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@frenchfries4 months ago

Hey! First of all, I want to say your stats are incredible and whether or not you get into your dream university or not, you should be very proud of yourself. Some colleges I believe you have a great shot at entering based on your stats would be Syracuse University, University of Alabama, and University of Cincinnati. University of Connecticut and Lehigh University are also great options. The schools you have looked at are very competitive, but you should perhaps apply for a few just in case.

@frenchfries4 months ago

It’s completely up to you, however! You’ve got this.

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4 months ago

I'm going to agree with @frenchfries here. You have a strong profile but the schools you are applying to are very competitive so you'll need to make sure to add some more schools in the target and safety categories. Maybe consider University of Wisconsin? Or Purdue University.

I'd recommend you fill out the chancing profile so you can filter by your interests. Then research some schools in the safety and target categories and add some of those to you list. Being able to filter by location or school size will be very helpful for you.

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