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Hi, my junior DS just received his first ACT scores and now has to get down to the business of finding good fits, which I where I hope CCers can help. Definitely interested in aero engineering. Size, location of school not important to him.
ACT composite: 33 (eng 32, reading 33, math 31, sci 36)
GPA: 4.3 w, 3.8 uw
AP: will have 9 courses when graduates, only taken APUSH test so far - a 4
Class rank: top 10%, close to top 5 in class of 385, public school
SAT: will take in March
ECs: marching band - 3 yrs, section leader
Jazz band & pep band - 3 yrs.
All State Fair Band - 2 yrs,
Regional youth wind symphony - 2 years
Team America Rocket Challenge - 2 years
Boy Scouts - 7 years, various leadership spots
Academic Challenge - 1 year
Community service: Wounded Warriors, various Scout projects but not a lot overall
He would like a school where he could continue his musical interests including marching band. Not likely to get much financial aid so good merit schools are a big plus.