I'm currently a freshman at the University of Puget Sound. It's a good school, but I want to be closer to my family on the east coast and I'm a bit frustrated by the student body as whole. It just does not seem like a good fit for me. I'm looking at transferring to a few other schools, not just Barnard, so I want to know: do I have a shot?
Here are the stats:
Current first semester GPA: 4.0
High school GPA: 2.66 (I was quite the slacker in high school, although there certainly is an overall upwards trend.)
It is perhaps worth knowing that I went to a pretty well known elite high school in DC where a certain political figure's children attends, so it does have name recognition as being a very hard school to go to, which is how I ended up getting into UPS.
SAT (although I'm open to taking the ACT for my application): 1875 (I can't find the exact scores on each section, but I scored more or less in the 90th percentile for reading and verbal, and pretty low for math).
I'm assuming that Barnard is primarily going to care about my college grades and having a good essay, but with that aside, do I have a shot at getting in, or should I quit while I'm ahead?