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Class of 2012: what colleges are you thinking about?

MOswimmerMOswimmer Posts: 6Registered User New Member
edited February 2011 in High School Life
What schools are people thinking about trying to go to? Anyone thinking about the University of Arizona?
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Replies to: Class of 2012: what colleges are you thinking about?

  • MIThopeful16MIThopeful16 Posts: 7,539Registered User Junior Member
    I'm pretty sure we have 4 other threads.. of the same exact thing.


    but my definite schools are


    Reach:
    MIT
    Harvard
    Yale
    Stanford
    Carnegie Mellon

    UVA(In-State)


    Safety:

    Virginia Tech
    George Mason University


    Distant Likes:
    (Might apply to 1 on this list)
    UChicago
    Columbia
    Princeton
    Caltech
    Harvey Mudd
  • BlackRose101BlackRose101 Posts: 1,886Registered User Senior Member
    reach:
    Northeastern Univeristy

    Possible:
    Umass Amherst
    (really all the Umass's)

    If I could go anyhwhere
    it would be Northwestern and Syrracuse, but they are far away from weher I live. =/
  • MarinebioSaxMarinebioSax Posts: 2,854- Member
    Reach:
    Stanford (might apply, not sure)
    UCLA (same)

    Match:
    USC
    Vanderbilt (in-state)

    Safety:
    Auburn
    SDSU
    UCSD

    USC is my definite dream school.
  • hellUVAchancehellUVAchance Posts: 398Registered User Junior Member
    UVa
    Georgetown
    George Washington
    Johns Hopkins
    Tufts
    Brown
    Dartmouth
    Cornell
  • Seahawks506Seahawks506 Posts: 2,526Registered User Senior Member
    all the colleges you guys are applying to, just to see if i get in. yeah, i'm an a**hole
  • energizeenergize Posts: 964Registered User Member
    ^Not really, just wasting your money.

    Reach:

    MIT (definite)
    Princeton
    Harvey Mudd (definite)
    Caltech (definite)
    UChicago (definite)
    Swarthmore
    Rice (definite)
    Northwestern

    (probably not applying to any more)

    Match:

    Carnegie Mellon (MCS) (definite)
    Oberlin
    Carleton
    Grinnell
    Macalester

    (probably applying to at least one other match)

    Safe-ish (might apply to one or both):

    URochester
    Michigan

    UC Berkeley (definite)
    UCLA (definite)
    UCSD
    UCSB (definite)

    (UCs are practically safeties; almost a fifth of each class at my school goes to Berkeley, UCLA, or <very selective U>.)
  • MIThopeful16MIThopeful16 Posts: 7,539Registered User Junior Member
    lol.. I'm applying to Cambridge.

    I really would love to go to England.
  • InterficioInterficio Posts: 881- Member
    Seriously want: Harvard, Amherst College
    I'm alright with: William and Mary, Princeton, UC Berkeley, columbia, stanford
    these will "suffice": Kenyon college, oberlin, UVA, rutgers

    safeties: kenyon, oberin, rutgers, W&M... I know some of these are tough schools, but I'm in-state (UVA), and have seen kids with less impressive credentials in every single aspect get into these schools.

    Before I seem like a pretentious jerk, I've ranked these not by prestige, but by my interest in the school based on location, student body, general atmosphere, student clubs, financial aid.
  • bookannelidabookannelida Posts: 198Registered User Junior Member
    Reaches (WANT!!11): Ivies? (Only the ones I like, obviously)

    Matches ("ok programs, locations, and majors I might like"): Boston U, Northeastern, JHU, Carnegie Mellon, Tufts, RIT, Rochester

    Safeties (...no....): Local public/state universities that you don't need to know :)
  • hobbithillhobbithill Posts: 984Registered User Member
    Want to go to, match-reach: Cal

    pretty likely option: Berkeley City College --> Cal. How depressing.
  • thsfan345thsfan345 Posts: 495Registered User Junior Member
    Top tier/Reaches: Georgetown, Brown, Columbia, Johns Hopkins
    Middle ground/Solids: Cornell, Wesleyan, Davidson, UNC-Chapel Hill
    Safety: SUNY Geneseo
  • coachella23coachella23 Posts: 95Registered User New Member
    I don't want to apply to a lot of schools (wasted time and money), but my mom is making me apply to at least six. So far, I'm looking at Harvard, NYU Abu Dhabi, Notre Dame, Stanford, and Boston College...still need to find a sixth.
  • hellUVAchancehellUVAchance Posts: 398Registered User Junior Member
    I know someone that goes to NYUAD and loves it
  • coachella23coachella23 Posts: 95Registered User New Member
    That's awesome :) What do they like about it, in particular? That's the college I'd be most cautious about going to, just because it's so new (and hella expensive).
  • hellUVAchancehellUVAchance Posts: 398Registered User Junior Member
    He loves the city, the caliber of his peers, the advantages it brings, etc. I think he won a scholarship? Because they seem to pay for a lot of things for him
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