What are my chances of getting into a good history grad program?
I graduated from a small private liberal arts college in 2012 with a double major, BA History and BA German Studies, both with honors (I wrote two honors theses, and earned honors in each case). I graduated magna cum laude with a 3.81 GPA, and I was accepted for a Fulbright fellowship as an English teaching assistant in Germany for 2012-2013. I haven't taken the GRE yet, but I expect to do very well in verbal and writing but only average in quantitative. I am considering applying to graduate school for history, more specifically German history, Late Modern European Period, specializing in German colonial history and German class history in the 19th century. I speak and write German fluently, but I have not learned French (which I would probably need as a second language). Might I reasonably be able to get into a top grad school for history (Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, Chicago, Michigan, Harvard, UCLA, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Penn, Brown, Duke, Northwestern, Virginia, Indiana, Rutgers, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas)? Is there anything I can do to become more competitive during my year abroad with Fulbright?