Posted accidentally. It worked for her. I don't think she has quite profile for Barnard (but who am I to say?) but there are other women's schools. Lots of girls don't like this option.
I feel fairly certain that her blonde CA looks, though they will be much appreciated, won't be as much of an issue in NE, especially when everyone is bundling up for winter.
However, many brainy women have used their looks as an entree (especially in your neck of the woods) and then gone on to do amazing things so it's not the worst thing in the world. Hedy Lamar invented sonar or radar or something like that during WWII.
Of more concern is her lack of interest in EC's, not just for college resume. The society is so competitve, complex and specialized that kids are investing themselves in their activities earlier and earlier. Can you get her involved with something this summer so she begins to define herself?