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I am really trying to get perfect scores in the majority of my classes. I want to know what schools I should aim for, because even if I don't get into those places I still have tons of options. I would really like a school with great business and performing arts schools, such as Northwestern University (which is currently at the top of my list). Any other schools come to mind?
Don't be afraid to list some prestigious schools; it will be easier to convince my mom to let me major in the performing arts if she recognizes the name.