I'm going into senior year and I still have no idea what to do about my future and it's stressing me out. I go to an extremely small, poor and low ranking public school in NJ, but my family's income isn't that low so I won't get much help in financial aid, but I have two other college/near college aged siblings who my parents will also have to send to college at basically the same time as me so we don't have that much money to spend on a reall expensive school.
I am pretty smart compared to people in my school and stuff, but obviosuly I'm not perfect. Here is my info:
GPA: I actually don't know, but I've taken all honors classes and one ap so far (i'm taking 4 aps next year) and weighted its probably above 4, I've gotten all As and A-s
Rank: as of now 2nd/3rd out of 100
SAT: 1340 (720 reading/620 math) first sitting without studying, i want to bring this up to a 1400 or a 1450 in august with some studying
APs: APUSH, 4
next year i'll take ap calc ab, ap lit, ap euro and either ap physics 1, ap physics c, or ap chem
(by the way I've taken/will be taking all of the ap classes that my school offers. I will be taking ap calc and ap phsyics etc. through an online program that my school lets us use for classes they don't offer)
cross country- varsity 4 years, captain senior year
FBLA, public relations officer senior year
spanish honor society
stage crew, hopefully stage manager senior year lol
band (jazz, concert, marching)
and I'm gettting a part time job (hostess) in november
I have no clue what to study because I am really passionate about instrumental music but I'm not good enough to get into a music program and I don't want to be a music teacher soooo that wouldn't work out. I really want to be a write of some sort because I'm good at/enjoy that but I don't really know if that would work out either. My physics teacher keeps telling me I should think about engineering because he says I would excel at that a lot, and I did really enjoy physics so I am considering engineering as well. I always thought about med school but I'm just not sure I want to do that. So basically I'll probably be entering college undecided (can you even do that??).
I'm also a girl so I know that applying for a science program would increase my chances of getting into a school.
I'm white though.
I live in NJ so I would probably prefer to stay on the east coast/in the new england area
I like the idea of a big university in a city, like boston. I looked at BU and Northeastern but their stats seem too good for me.
I want to go to a kind of selective school, but obviosuly I'm not good enough for MIT or anything. Which selective schools would I be able to have a chance at?
I don't even know how to properly choose the school i want to go to because i don't even know what i want to study. so for example some people would choose Rutgers for their business program, but if I don't even know then how an I even choose. I'm pretty stuck. I've also looked at Emerson if I decided to pursue anything writing related but I know that's hard to get into as well.
I hope to try to get some scholarships as well, but I don't know if I'm good enough. Thanks for the help! Sorry this is so long!