This might not be the right place to post, but here goes...
My senior daughter has a list of mostly safeties and matches (a couple reaches, but they aren't super reachy). Essays are written, everything is ready to go for Nov EA schools. A couple are Dec 1 or Jan 1.
But she wants to make sure we've covered all the bases and didn't miss a school that might be a good fit.
Top public high school (2000 kids)
Does not rank but she would be maybe top 10-20%
ACT 30 (31 super score)
Strong ECs and Recs
Her list has all size schools, and she is open to all, but the sweet spot is 4,000-10,000. Mostly suburban/small town or urban. No rural.
Undecided, but has talked about psychology, sustainability/environmental policy, global health, and even pre-med etc. Yes, she is all over the place. But she knows that grad school is most likely in the picture, and she also would combine some of these with a business minor. So I would like the school to have some sort of business program, or if a liberal arts school, at least management type classes.
Open to any region, although we are Midwest and I prefer she stay within an 8 hour drive of southern MI. She would go far, and I will consider it. She is laid back, wants good academics but also collaboration and "happy students".
I would love to play the merit game and go for schools where she is in the top 25% and they give merit. She is a bit hung up on name recognition, but gets that it is not the only thing that makes a school great. Would like to keep tuition /room/board under $40k, but realize that is tough if we go for higher ranked schools. We won't qualify for FA.
Any ideas? I want to get the thoughts of you experts before I mention any schools on her list!