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Really not sure what my choices would be, I'd enjoy academic merit-based aid (obviously) but I'd also be willing to sacrifice that and choke on some loans for a better university. I'm looking primarily to major in Economics because it also leaves me a solid chance at law/business school if I did so choose, yet is also a solid standalone degree to have in terms of career choices. Was thinking UT-A/SMU/other higher-tier state schools, but I really have no idea how I'd place or where.
4.0 GPA UW (done via co-ops, etc)
~4.2 GPA W (19 comm. college hours by the time I graduate, hopefully/expected 4.0 GPA)
Only AP will be calc because I've taken a significant amount of dual credit instead
2000 SAT (650 CR, 640 M, 710 W, but will study and retake again in Oct. before applying, the 2000 was obtained with literally 3 hours of prep the night before)
Completed state required math + science by age 15 via private lessons with prof. who teaches at UT Dallas and community college. AP Calc will be yr. 5 of HS math.
~150 volunteer hours
1 yr. yearbook
1 yr. speech/debate (senior, getting into it pretty late, I know )
Treasurer at co-op's NHS chapter, intending to go for pres next year
TX Boys State 2013
Have had summer jobs and have multiple solid references (college profs, head manager of place I worked at, etc)