Parents need help with narrowing list and any other schools to consider!
My D and I have been narrowing down her list of schools. Any other school suggestions would be greatly appreciated. She plans to start working on common app and essays over summer. D is high stat student and very capable (but not elite)cellist. Lots of music ECs and very few awards. National Merit Commended. 12 APs (5 next year). We are full pay so merit would be great. My quiet introverted D thrives (socially) in an intellectual environment and can't breathe without her cello. She doesn't need a music school specifically but at least a school orchestra that performs at a high level. She would prefer no Greek life and is liberal and non religious. Would double major (or dual degree if conservatory) in music and science or math. Here is our working list (includes some non merit and some potential not so good fits with big merit opportunities ) we hope to narrow to 10. Most are small LACs which seem to be the preference after some tours. She might include a few ivies just to see if she can get in then we would have some thinking to do. Any other school we should consider or should rethink?
Smith Grinnell Macalester Scripps Claremont McKenna
Harvey Mudd Mount Holyoke St Olaf Lawrence
Oberlin (conservatory expectance here I think would be iffy)
Wesleyan Bryn Mawr Wellesley
Davidson University of Washington Honors College
Wellesley Washington and Lee(?) Vanderbilt
University of Chicago Tulane
Thanks in advance!