First of all, this is my first post on this site, so I'm sorry if it's in the wrong place.
I am currently a senior in high school and I have finished all of my college apps. Now I am working on the hard part - deciding where I want to go to school next year. I have a 3.99 unweighted GPA, I am ranked second in my class, I got 2100 on my SATs (690 on Literature subject test and 710 on US History subject test), 30 on my ACT, I have taken 5 AP classes and gotten 5s on all of the exams, and I am involved in numerous extracurrics such as being an officer of National Honor Society, taking piano lessons, working at a part-time job, etc. I want to pursue a career in healthcare law and plan to major in philosophy or economics, with a minor in biology. I am a white, Catholic, middle-class female. So far my top schools are Gonzaga University in Washington state, Fordham University in New York, the University of San Diego, and the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. I really like the University of St. Thomas because of its beautiful location, gorgeous campus, and caring faculty, and also because it is very close to my grandparents and extended family, who live in St. Paul (I don't get to see them very often because I live in Washington state). They have offered me a considerable amount of financial aid to attend, almost a full scholarship. However, I am very concerned about the quality of academics at St. Thomas. Their acceptance rate is 83%, and I know I am well above the average student in terms of stats. I am also concerned about St. Thomas's national reputation - I eventually want to attend law school, and I know it is important to attend a well-known undergraduate college in order to get into a good law school. Can anyone offer insight on the value of a St. Thomas degree and their quality of academics? Do any of my other schools sound like a better alternative for me?
Also, I am considering applying to the University of Notre Dame...do you think I have a chance of getting in?
Thank you!! Any help is much appreciated! I am very stressed out about this decision and I have been going back and forth for months.....