this is my first thread, so hopefully i'm doing this right.
i am a current senior at a pretty good public school in CA. i am really interested in bowdoin - i haven't visited but i'm attracted to the friendly/overall very nice student body and wonderful location (beautiful nature and proximity to but not too rural). bowdoin is my top choice, but i'm also applying to: pomona, middlebury, amherst, dartmouth, colby, among others. i'm also thinking about tufts, columbia, scripps, and some others. for college, i am looking for a community feel, with great academics and a warm/welcoming student body - i am not too fond of urban areas, but i don't want to end up in a very rural location. i am interested in environmental science, languages/international relations. what do you think - what kind of chance do i have at getting into bowdoin/some of the other colleges on my list? do you have any suggestions about other colleges i should be applying to?
all help is very much appreciated, thanks!
GPA - Unweighted
GPA - Weighted
SAT I Math
SAT I Critical Reading
SAT I Writing
SAT II U.S. History
SAT II Math Level 2 (IIC)
SAT II French with Listening
Editor-in-Chief of school magazine, soccer,manager and founder of student-run charity/pen pal program, tutoring peers at school, tutoring/mentoring kids at off-campus center
Editor-in-Chief of school magazine, manager and founder of student-run charity/pen pal program, Vice President of Model United Nations
Athletic Status - list sport and your level
Soccer; CYSA (California Youth Soccer Association) since 6th grade
Tutoring peers and elementary-aged kids, run own charity/pen pal program, total 200+ hours
Honors and Awards
President's Award, National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar, several journalism awards, Physics departmental award
Other: I am a Swiss immigrant and speak French fluently, if that can help me at all. My teacher recs are pretty good, my counselor letter i am pretty sure will be really good because I am on amazing terms with her, my common ap essay is average but I am still working on it.