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I have been lurking on this site for months and could really use some advice for my high school senior!
He has his heart set on Vanderbilt or Notre Dame, but after researching I know it is a game of chance as to whether or not he will get in. He already has been accepted into a large state school with significant merit money, but is not in love with the school because of its size. I need help in guiding him to other safety schools.
Summary of stats:
Public high school
3.9 GPA UW
Varsity basketball and volleyball
Started a club at school to assist students in AP classes.
Math Tutor (paid and unpaid)
Volunteer hours (but not a ton)
He is not sure what he wants to major in. He is talking about engineering, political science, economics, math - ugh! A college offering a large number of majors for this undecided is important.
He is in love with Vanderbilt and Notre Dame because of their prestige and size. He is looking for a similar school, but here is the kicker - sports are very important to him. He won't be playing in college, but he wants a school he can "follow for the rest of his life."
He doesn't want to be too terribly far from home. We are from Missouri, so anywhere within a seven hour drive would be wonderful. This has been a terribly difficult search for us!